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Reward for info on wolves poisoned in Oregon grows to nearly $43K

FILE – This Feb., 2017, file photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a gray wolf in Oregon’s northern Wallowa County. Officials in Oregon are asking for help locating the person or persons responsible for poisoning an entire wolf pack in the eastern part of the state earlier this year. The Oregon State Police said Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, it has been investigating the killing of all five members of the Catherine Pack in Union County, plus three other wolves from other packs. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, File) SC401 SC401

The eight dead wolves were found this year in Oregon's Union County, whose largest city is La Grande. Tests at a federal lab in Ashland confirmed the animals were poisoned.

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