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Oregon’s Umatilla River wolf pack within two strikes of lethal control

A wolf pack in Umatilla County in eastern Oregon is two strikes away from a possible state kill order.

Two confirmed attacks on livestock in June by the Umatilla River pack have qualified as formal strikes against the wolves. When a pack gets four strikes in six months, state wildlife managers can kill the wolves involved.

According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, a cow in a fenced-in pasture was repeatedly bitten by a wolf but not killed in early June. GPS data from OR-14’s collar showed he was in the pasture around the time the cow was attacked. So was another wolf, OR-23…

Read the entire article on¬†oregonlive.com:¬†Oregon’s Umatilla River wolf pack within two strikes of lethal control

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