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New in the Press: Mexican wolf found fatally shot in Arizona

Hawks Nest Pack Alpha Male Killed

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Associated Press


A Mexican wolf in Hawk’s Nest Pack territory.  Photo by Jean Ossorio.

PHOENIX - Federal authorities say they are investigating the shooting death of a Mexican gray wolf in eastern Arizona.

The body of an adult male wolf was found June 18 and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials say it died from a gunshot wound.

It was an alpha male in the Hawks Nest Pack that traditionally uses the area east of Big Lake on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest as their spring-summer breeding territory, located west of the Arizona-New Mexico border. ...

Read the rest of this Associated Press story Here

Killing Mexican gray wolves is a crime. A reward of up to $50,000 is offered for information leading to arrest and conviction of anyone illegally killing a Mexican wolf. To read more about the reward and/or to print out copies of the reward poster to put up, Click Here.

You can read more about the Hawk's Nest Pack and the other highly endangered Mexican wolf packs in the wild Here.