Trapper who shot wolf in eastern Oregon sentenced to probation, fined

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PORTLAND — A trapper who shot a gray wolf after finding it caught in one of his traps has been sentenced to two years on probation and 100 hours of community service.

Union County Judge Thomas Powers also suspended David Sanders’ hunting and trapping license for three years and fined him $7,500. Sanders, 58, pleaded guilty Feb. 26 to one count of unlawful taking of wildlife. He received his penalty that day, court records show.

The shooting occurred in December at a trapping site west of Elgin in the Umatilla National Forest.<<<Read More>>>