Wenaha male wolf collard with GPS device
OR12, a male wolf from the Wenaha pack, after he was GPS-collared on April 2, 2012 in northwestern Wallowa County. OR12 weighed 96 pounds and is currently the only collared wolf in the Wenaha pack. Photo courtesy of ODFW
ENTERPRISE, Ore – ODFW collared a 96-pound male wolf from the Wenaha pack today in northwestern Wallowa County.
The wolf was released in good condition.
Wolf OR12 was fitted with a GPS collar and is the only wolf in the Wenaha pack currently collared. This pack is estimated to have four to five wolves and produced one pup last year. It is not clear if the wolf collared is the alpha male of the pack.
The Wenaha wolf pack uses portions of Wallowa and Umatilla counties. ODFW collared a wolf from this pack back in August 2010 but that wolf was later found dead.
Wenaha Wolf Pack Timeline
Also see the Monthly Wolf Updates for additional information on this pack.
Apr. 2, 2012: Wenaha wolf collared
Dec. 23, 2011: Wenaha wolf pack has pup
Aug. 5, 2011: Yearling wolf seen on trail camera footage.
June 2011: Trail camera footage captures images of wolves from the pack, including at least four adult wolves in pack
Oct. 8, 2010: Reward offered in wolf death USFWS news release
Aug. 20, 2010: Two pups of the Wenaha pack were trapped and released on Aug. 20, confirming for the first time that the pack produced pups this year.
Aug. 4, 2010: A two-year-old male of the Wenaha pack was captured, radio-collared and released on Aug. 4.
The Wenaha pack has an estimated four adult wolves. News release
July 21, 2008: Wolf pack with pups confirmed in northeast Oregon News release
July 12, 2007: Gray wolf found dead in Union County News release
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- Wenaha wolf pack has a pup
- Imnaha alpha male wolf re-collared
- Alpha male missing for two weeks