Wolves have been discovered in the southern portion of the Catherine Creek Unit (Union and Baker counties). Field surveys combined with information shared by area landowners indicate that five wolves have shown repeated use of the area since they were initially discovered in December 2013. Little location data is known of this pack and the mapped area size is simply based on average homeranges from wolves in other areas. As more information becomes available regarding this pack, the map will be updated to reflect actual data points. Updated 2/4/2014
Current Unnamed Pack AKWA map (pdf)
Within Areas of Known Wolf Activity certain preventative measures are recommended to minimize wolf-livestock conflicts. Assistance with these proactive non-lethal measures is available from ODFW and the ODA Compensation Plan. Though not required, non-lethal measures are important to minimize wolf-livestock conflicts. Should depredations continue and lethal control become necessary, ODFW’s ability to lethally remove depredating wolves will be dependent on the extent that non-lethal measures have been used.