SALEM (AP) – State biologists fired at a wolf but missed a day before an Oregon appeals court ruling temporarily prohibited them from killing the wolf and another believed to be responsible for killing livestock.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Michelle Dennehy said both wolves were alive when the Court of Appeals ruling was issued on Wednesday. She says the people tracking the wolves were immediately pulled back when the court order was issued.
Dennehy says the animal “ran off at high speed” when trackers fired at him Tuesday evening. She says they conducted an extensive search but found no sign of blood or other indication that the wolf was injured.