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Oregon wolf shot and killed in Idaho

Oregon wolf shot and killed in Idaho
Photo taken July 6, 2013 of OR-17 with a 2013 pup of the Imnaha pack. Idaho Fish and Game spokesman Mike Demick confirmed Thursday the 2-year-old female was shot and killed by a hunter March 2, about a week after leaving Oregon.
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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A second GPS-collared wolf from Oregon has been killed by a hunter in Idaho.

Idaho Fish and Game spokesman Mike Demick confirmed Thursday the 2-year-old female known as OR-17 was shot March 2, about a week after leaving Oregon.

He says the wolf was shot legally by a coyote hunter about 70 miles south of Lewiston.

The wolf was a member of the Imnaha pack, the first to breed in Oregon from wolves that migrated from Idaho after their reintroduction in the 1990s. Another from the pack was shot in Idaho in 2012.

Rob Klavins of Oregon Wild says the killing underscores how states differ in their approach to wolves. Another migrating wolf, OR-7, has become an international celebrity after trekking more than 1,000 miles across Oregon and Northern California.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press

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