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Wallowa County gray wolf safe after being trapped; wolf population revised downward

JOSEPH — A young, female gray wolf in northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa County has a sore paw and a new radio collar after being caught in a trap.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reported that the 76-pound Imnaha pack wolf was inadvertently captured Tuesday by a local trapper, who notified the agency. Biologists were able to collar and then safely release the wolf, now identified as OR17, and said she was in good condition.

Under Oregon Furbearer regulations, trappers are required to contact ODFW biologists immediately when a wolf or other endangered animal is trapped…

Read the entire article on oregonlive.com: Wallowa County gray wolf safe after being trapped; wolf population revised downward

Visit projectwolf.org to learn more about the indiscriminate, cruel nature of trapping – The silver lining of this story is that the trapper followed the law, and apparently checked traps often so the end of the story is not a tragic one.

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