Oregon wolf OR-16 killed by Idaho hunter

Oregon wolf OR-16 killed by Idaho hunter

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by Associated Press

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Posted on January 25, 2013 at 1:37 PM

ENTERPRISE, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon wolf known to biologists as OR-16 has been killed by a hunter in Idaho.

It's the second gray wolf equipped with a tracking collar to be shot after leaving Oregon, where they cannot be hunted, or shot for attacking livestock.

Oregon wildlife officials say OR-16 was a member of the Walla Walla pack in northeastern Oregon and crossed the Snake River into Idaho last month. He was shot near Lowman, Idaho, on Saturday.

The East Oregonian (http://bit.ly/Wrep3U) reported that as of Wednesday, 958 wolves have been killed in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming as part of hunts aimed at reducing wolf numbers.

Last year, a wolf known as OR-9 crossed into Idaho and was illegally shot by a hunter who was issued a warning.

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