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Tue., Feb. 22, 2011, 11:07 a.m.

Oregon wolves out in the open

Wolves are hunting elk on the open canyon slopes of northeastern Oregon. (Courtesy photo)
Wolves are hunting elk on the open canyon slopes of northeastern Oregon. (Courtesy photo)

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Blue Mountains elk winter in the low open canyon slopes of Oregon, and the recent-arrival gray wolves figured that out fast.

These wolves made themselves at home on the open slopes in northeastern Oregon near Pendleton, where they've been feeding on elk, according to Dale Denney of Bearpaw Outfitters in Colville.

It's an exciting sight for some and an enraging sight for others.

Either way you look at it, it's humbling to watch this 40-second video clip of two wolves taking down an elk.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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