The curious case of wolf OR-28
Our BGF members are some of the most well-informed and involved sportsmen in fighting the good fight against environmental terrorist policies. Steve Busch, is one of those individuals an active member who is proactively involved in supporting sportsmen rights in the Northwest.
Steve, does a great job highlighting the history of a wolf known as “OR 28” and the hypocrisy when Oregon State Department doesn’t follow through on their own resolutions. Now there’s a $20,000 reward finding the person who took out “OR 28” something the state of Oregon should’ve done long ago.
Here are facts:
This is a big deal. There is a $20 K reward out for the person who did what Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife should have done. Here’s the FACTS on the wolf know as “OR 28”, courtesy OREGON WOLF EDUCATION – OR28 facts:
1> In 2015 Eastern Oregon was in Wolf Conservation Management Plan phase 2 which calls for lethal removal after 2 confirmed depredations or 1 confirmed and 3 attempts.
2> In 2015 OR28 was involved in 5 confirmed livestock depredations and a guard dog kill. Lethal removal was requested but ODFW refused ti execute it despite the treshold being exceeded by 250%.
3> Shortly after the lethal removal request OR28 “magically” dispersed all the way to southern Oregon where it became federally protected. Interesting coincidence and not the first one ( OR7, OR33, etc.)
4> In Southern Oregon OR28 was “pardoned” of its previous depredations and the counter was reset to zero. Kind of like a carreer criminal moving to a different county and getting a clean RAP sheet.
5> In 2016 OR28 continued its livestock depredation habit both on private and public land. ODFW and USFWS did not take any action to resolve the problem.
So don’t blame whoever did what Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife failed to do as required by the Wolf Conservation Management Plan.
Of course, the media will not do their due diligence in journalism but remain politically motivated wolf facts be damned while labeling this individual a poacher!
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