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Two Oregon wolves were alive when stay was issued

[large thumbnail url=”two-oregon-wolves-were-alive-when-stay-was-issued” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”10″ day=”07″] [thumbnail icon url=”two-oregon-wolves-were-alive-when-stay-was-issued” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”10″ day=”07″] Two wolves in the Imnaha Pack that are under death sentences were alive when a stay order was issued late Wednesday by the Oregon Court of Appeals.

A team tracking the wolves in northeastern Oregon came close to shooting one of the wolves Tuesday evening, said Michelle Dennehy, the wildlife communications coordinator for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

“I talked to the field,” she said Thursday afternoon. “What we’ve been doing is using the alpha male, which is GPS-collared, to try and get the subadult wolf, because it’s uncollared.

“So on (Tuesday) evening … biologists took a shot at the subadult wolf. The animal ran off at high speed.”

Intensive searches Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning found no traces of blood or other signs that the animal had been hit, Dennehy said…

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