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Oregon Elk Hunter Shoots Wolf
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Contributors to this thread:
DL 13-Nov-23
BTM 13-Nov-23
DL 13-Nov-23
Brotsky 13-Nov-23
APauls 13-Nov-23
DL 13-Nov-23
Pop-r 13-Nov-23
HDE 13-Nov-23
From: DL
13-Nov-23
GOOD! Below is a news release from the Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division.

On the morning of November 2, 2023, an elk hunter called ODFW (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife) to report shooting and killing a wolf in self-defense in the North Malheur Hunt Unit. ODFW immediately contacted OSP Fish and Wildlife troopers. An OSP Fish and Wildlife Division sergeant, Fish and Wildlife senior trooper and the district biologist from ODFW responded to the scene and met the hunter. The hunter properly followed instructions and left the scene intact. The hunter then voluntarily led OSP and ODFW to the scene on USFS property, southeast of Seneca, Oregon.

The preliminary investigation revealed the elk hunter was tracking elk on a ridge when a wolf came out from the timber in front of him. The hunter stated he yelled at the wolf and waved his arms in an effort to scare the wolf away. The wolf then reportedly looked at the hunter from a distance of approximately 30 yards and started coming directly toward the hunter.

The hunter stated he feared for his safety and fired one round, striking the wolf and killing it instantly. The approximate distance from the hunter’s location to the wolf carcass was 18 yards. The hunter reported that after shooting the wolf, a second wolf came out of the timber and the hunter shot one time in the air and the wolf fled.

A report will be submitted to the Grant County District Attorney’s Office for review. Preliminary investigation revealed the hunter acted reasonably in shooting the wolf for personal safety and appropriately notified officials immediately upon shooting the wolf.

From: BTM
13-Nov-23
I'll send flowers. :)

From: DL
13-Nov-23
If I had one get within 50 yds walking towards me I’m crouching down and saying come on in maybe make some squeaky noises. Just a little closer sucker!

From: Brotsky
13-Nov-23
They're always coming right for us!

From: APauls
13-Nov-23
Had a friend shoot one in self defence here in MB this year. One showed up 50 yards away, he yelled and it disappeared. Suddenly there's 5 and they're coming closer. 50, 30, closer and he opened fire. Of course here it is fully legal to kill one.

From: DL
13-Nov-23
Only 1? Seems unfair. I’d like to 3-4 come in real close and be armed with 5 rounds of 00.

From: Pop-r
13-Nov-23
I've got 5 more of #4 buckshot for them when you get done DL.

From: HDE
13-Nov-23
Hey, and it's even one of those slated to head for CO! One less parasite headed that way.

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