RICHLAND, OR (April 6, 2022) - The Oregon State Police is reporting that: On Friday, March 25, 2022, OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers received information from ODFW personnel that a collared wolf, OR117, was likely deceased in the foothills of the Richland, OR valley.
The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the person(s) involved with the killing which occurred in the Keating Wildlife Management Unit.
This general location is approximately 1.5 miles east of the town of New Bridge and two miles north of the town of Richland.
Fish & Wildlife Troopers believe OR117, a gray in color male wolf, approximately one years old, expired during the timeframe of March 12th and 13th, 2022.
The Oregon Wildlife Coalition, is a group of wildlife conservation organizations that work collaboratively to advocate for the state’s wildlife and is offering to pay an $11,500 reward that leads OSP F&W Troopers to an arrest and/or issuance of a citation stemming from this incident.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact OSP through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (mobile). Reference case number SP22071683.
** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**
The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.
ODFW Preference Point Rewards
* 5 Points-Mountain Sheep
* 5 Points-Mountain Goat
* 5 Points-Moose
* 5 Points-Wolf
* 4 Points-Elk
* 4 Points-Deer
* 4 Points-Antelope
* 4 Points-Bear
* 4 Points-Cougar
The TIP program also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Mountain Sheep, Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, and Furbearers. Cash rewards can also be awarded for the unlawful take of Game Fish and Shellfish and for Habitat Destruction.
Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) Cash Rewards* $1,000 Mountain Sheep, Mountain Goat and Moose * $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope * $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf * $300 Habitat Destruction * $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl * $100 Furbearers
* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish
Oregon Wildlife Coalition (OWC) Cash Rewards
Birds$500 Hawk, Falcon, Eagle, Owl, Osprey All other protected avian species: see category below for listed species
Mammals$500 Cougar, Bobcat, Beaver (public lands only), Black bears, Bighorn Sheep, Marten, Fisher, Sierra Nevada Red Fox
Species listed as “threatened" or “endangered" under state or federal Endangered Species Act (excludes fish)
$1,000 (e.g. wolf, wolverine, kit fox, red tree vole, Canada lynx, sea otter, Columbian white-tailed deer, California brown pelican, western snowy plover, California least tern, northern spotted owl, marbled murrelet, short-tailed albatross, streaked horned lark, yellow billed cuckoo, leatherback sea turtle, olive ridley sea turtle, Oregon spotted frog, green sea turtle, loggerhead sea turtle)
How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity:
TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (677)
PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING THE PERSON(S) INVOLVED WITH THE KILLING OF A WOLF IN THE KEATING WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT UNIT IN OREGON