Yearling Wolf OR-16, a member of Oregon’s Walla Walla pack , was slain January 19, 2013 in the bloody Idaho wolf hunt
Update: May 5, 2013
While we’re mourning the death of OR-5, remember Oregon’s Walla Walla Pack yearling wolf OR-16, was also slaughtered in Idaho’s wolf hunt in January of this year. That makes three Oregon collared wolves wiped out in Idaho. Anyone think collaring wolves is a good thing? Interesting how collared wolves are targeted so easily. As Bob Dylan famously wrote, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows”!
January 25, 2013
Here’s the convo from an anti-wolf Facebook page laughing about OR-16′s death. This is what these freaks find funny, the death of a yearling wolf.
Too bad it didn’t get shot. So much for the whole family thing the wolf humpers claim.
Hopefully he will stay in Idaho long enough to get angel wings. With that black hide he will make a great rug.
If us pushing that wolf back over to be shot in idaho works.. we willc ontinue to push many more back for the shooters. hell we will even pay for the ammo. ha ha ha ha.
January 24, 2013
I might as well be a funeral director, that’s all I seem to be doing is reporting on dead wolves.
OR-16, a beautiful black yearling Oregon wolf, who made the terrible mistake of crossing the Snake River into the killing fields of Idaho, was slaughtered for nothing last Saturday in the deadly Idaho wolf hunt. There was talk he and other collared Oregon wolves were being targeted.
I don’t know about you but I’ve had enough of this insanity. I’m not planning on sitting on my hands this year and watching the carnage continue. Enough is enough. The wolf killers are rubbing our faces in it but their hubris will be their downfall because wolf advocates are more upset than I’ve ever seen them.
The anti wolf crowd thinks they hold all the cards but they forget they are the minority and we are the majority. It’s just a matter of waking up the sleeping masses. The killing of collared wolves, who many people identify with, is mobilizing the troops. The killing of Yellowstone’s Lamar Canyon alpha female O6 and her beta male 754 and many other collared wolves, including OR-9, brother to famous wolf OR-7 and now OR-16, has people hopping mad. Not because these wolves are more important than the almost 1000 wolves who’ve been slaughtered since August 30, 2012 but because they are well-known, have numbers and have been written about. People identify with them and their deaths are sparking outrage. The pro-wolf movement is ready to stand and fight.
Rest in Peace OR-16, beautiful boy. You were just a yearling, never having a chance to live your life. But you will not be forgotten. This is a rallying cry to all who love wolves. The time for lamenting is over. It’s time to take action and work to see wolves relisted. For all who are frustrated with the ineffective actions of the past, several other wolf advocates and myself are plotting a new path, one we hope will change the dynamic of this fight.
For the wolves, For OR-16,
Oregon Wolf Gunned Down in Idaho
Oregon conservationists lament killing, highlight contrasting approaches to wolf management and wildlife conservation.
Second Oregon wolf killed in Idaho by hunter
By Richard Cockle, The Oregonian
January 24, 2013 at 6:46 PM, updated January 24, 2013 at 7:12 PM
Photo: Courtesy ODFW
Posted in: Wolf Wars, Oregon Wolves,
Tags: Bloody Idaho wolf hunt, OR !6, Walla Walla pack , Oregon wolves, wolf slaughter, relist wolves, Endangered Species act. wolves need protection, killing out of control, states cannot manage wolves, conflict of interest, trophy hunting sadistic