Jul 16, 2010
Poachers have declared war on Mexican gray wolves. Another male from the Hawks Nest Pack was found shot dead, making that two males from this pack that were killed, plus the alpha male of the San Mateo pack was found dead recently.
“U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Tom Buckley called the latest death “very troubling.” He says that leaves the Hawks Nest Pack with an alpha female and a yearling female to hunt for seven pups.“‘
There’s a $52,000 reward for killing a Mexican gray wolf, if it leads to the arrest and capture of these disgusting person or persons.
APNewsBreak: Third Mexican gray wolf found dead
Associated Press – July 16, 2010 5:55 PM ET
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Federal authorities confirmed Friday they are investigating the death of another endangered Mexican gray wolf that was found shot along the New Mexico-Arizona border.
The male wolf is the third to be found dead within the past month. It was a member of the Hawks Nest Pack.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Tom Buckley called the latest death “very troubling.” He says that leaves the Hawks Nest Pack with an alpha female and a yearling female to hunt for seven pups.
The pack’s alpha male was found shot to death last month on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.
Another alpha male, a member of the San Mateo Pack, was found dead of unknown causes a week later.
Buckley says there was a cow found shot to death near where the latest wolf shooting death occurred.
Photo: Courtesy USFWS
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