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On Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 ODFW biologists radio-collared a new Imnaha Pack wolf (OR17). The 76-pound young female wolf was captured inadvertently by a local trapper who immediately notified ODFW when he discovered the wolf. ODFW was able to collar and then safely release the wolf in good condition.
OLYMPIA – The number of confirmed gray wolves and wolf packs in the state nearly doubled during the past year, according to an annual survey released today by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
Wallowa County, ORE — According to an official report from Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW), a livestock producer found the carcass of an adult cow in a grassland pasture on the morning of 1/28/13. At the time of discovery wolves were observed at the scene of the carcass and were suspected in killing the [...]
Various sources have confirmed that an Oregon wolf known to biologists as OR-16 was killed Saturday near Lowman, Idaho. The wolf was fitted with a tracking collar by state biologists after being accidentally trapped last November. The 85-pound yearling male was in good health and later found to be a member of the Walla Walla [...]
Although gray wolves are still listed by the state as an endangered species, the Colville Confederated Tribes have opened a wolf hunting season for tribal members on a portion of their reservation, according to the 2012 Tribal Member South Half Gray Wolf Regulations posted on the tribe’s website.
OR16 belongs to Walla Walla Pack Initial data from OR16 (radio-collared on 11/1/2012) shows that he is a Walla Walla pack wolf. Satellite downloads show him traveling with OR10, another yearling from the Walla Walla pack.
On Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 ODFW biologists radio-collared a new wolf (OR16) in the Wenaha Unit of Northeast Oregon (Union County). The 85-pound yearling male was captured north of Elgin in an area that wolves were not previously known to occur. The wolf was captured incidentally by USDA APHIS-Wildlife Services personnel. Each year, ODFW issues [...]
WDFW plans to eliminate wolf pack to end attacks on livestock and ‘reset’ stage for recovery in the Wedge
OLYMPIA, WA – In response to ongoing attacks on livestock by a wolf pack in Northeast Washington that appears to be preying exclusively on cattle, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today announced it plans to eliminate the pack and lay a foundation for sustainable, long-term wolf recovery in the region.
Wolves, in particular the Imnaha pack have been know for quiet some time as chronic livestock predators in Wallowa County. So far the Imnaha pack has had 27 confirmed cows and calves kills according to ODFW.
September 10, 2012 — ODFW confirmed pups for the Walla Walla Pack on Friday, Sept. 7 when ODFW monitoring cameras documented two black pups travelling with the pack in the upper Walla Walla River drainage. Though reproduction was expected for this pack, it had not been confirmed until Friday. The two radio-collared yearlings (OR10 and [...]