UNDATED - Conservation groups are seeking a court order to stop the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife from shooting two of the state's 14 wolves for killing livestock.
They asked the Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday for a stay of the department's kill order while the court reviews whether Oregon's wolf management plan complies with the state Endangered Species Act.
The department issued the kill order two weeks ago after satellite tracking information confirmed that the leader of the Imnaha wolf pack had been present when wolves killed a calf in Northeastern Oregon.
Steve Pedery of Oregon Wild says the groups are also asking Gov. John Kitzhaber to halt the hunt.
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