A controversy is heating up over whether a hunter’s tale of shooting a wolf in self-defense is true or not.
Conservationists examining the evidence that supposedly backs up the hunter’s story that he had to shoot the wolf in self-defense while hunting in Union County say the autopsy conclusions are inaccurate.
The official investigation concluded the bullet’s path through the animal’s body aligns with it charging the hunter. But conservationists reviewing the photos of the bullet holes and other forensics say the evidence clearly shows the wolf was running away – that the bullet entered the animals body along his back spine and exited the animal’s left shoulder. And they want the case re-opened and re-examined by the state Attorney General’s office and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. And they’ve put in a request that Governor Brown get involved since, according to the conservationists, there seems to be an effort to allow open season on wolves in Eastern Oregon.
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