Rare red wolf found shot to death; feds, wildlife group offering $5K reward for information 

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The red wolf was found dead Dec. 21 in the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. An examination indicated it was likely killed by a gunshot on Dec. 19.

PLYMOUTH, N.C.

Federal authorities are offering a hefty reward to find out who shot and killed a rare red wolf just before Christmas.

Red wolves are a protected species. Information leading to an arrest could bring a reward of $2,500, according to a news release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Please Note: Protect The Wolves is not publishing this to bring attention to Defenders of Cows, but a Wolf that was illegally shot.
The Defenders of Wildlife is matching that reward, said Haley McKey in a later release.

The red wolf was found dead Dec. 21 in the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. An examination indicated it was likely killed by a gunshot on Dec. 19, according to the release.

Landowners can kill a nuisance red wolf if it attacks livestock or pets. The small wolves have also been shot after being mistaken for coyotes.

The number of red wolves roaming 1.7 million acres in five rural counties in eastern North Carolina has fallen to below 50 animals, about half the number counted four years ago. Environmental groups have filed suit against the federal government over the red wolf restoration program.

Anyone with information can contact federal wildlife officer Frank Simms at 252-216-7504 or special agent Jason Keith at 919-856-4520, ext. 34.

 

Source: Rare red wolf found shot to death; feds, wildlife group offering $5K reward for information | Environment | pilotonline.com

Comments

  1. what was the point to shoot this wolf…when the esa although vague at times…is trying…and chances are this wolf was not bothering anyone’s livestock…so whoever did this was…his life is short…

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