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Mt Emily Pack

Area of Known Wolf Activity

Mt. Emily AKWA

Printable Mt. Emily Pack AKWA map (pdf)

Within Areas of Known Wolf Activity (AKWA) certain preventative measures are recommended to minimize wolf-livestock conflicts. Though not required, non-lethal measures are important to reduce depredation.  If depredation becomes chronic 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 and documented.  Information about specific wolf-livestock conflicts can be found on the Wolf and Livestock Updates page.

Previous Mt. Emily AKWA maps (for reference only – see above for current map)
      • 1/27/2015 (pdf)
      • 9/24/2014 (pdf)
      • 2/4/2014 (pdf)
      • 7/11/2013 (pdf)


Pack Timeline

2017

April 10, 2017 Reproduction was not confirmed in 2016 and the Mt. Emily Pack was not counted as a breeding pair.  A male was collared in January 2017 with a GPS radio collar.

2016

March 4, 2016 – From the 2015 Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Annual Report

This pack was first identified in 2013 in the central portion of the Mt Emily Unit.  In 2015, the pair produced at least three pups that survived to the end of the year and was counted as a breeding pair.  Data from three radio-collared wolves showed the pack using a 409 mi2 area with 91% of locations on public lands.  By the end of the year no collars were in the pack (via dispersal, mortality or collar failure).

2015

February 24, 2015Pack summary from 2014 Annual Report:

This pack was first identified in 2013 in the central portion of the Mt Emily Unit. The breeding male is a radio-collared disperser from the Walla Walla Pack. A subadult female was collared (OR28) in 2014 and her data shows the pack using a 257mi2 area comprising 96% public lands. The pair produced at least four pups that survived to the end of the year and was counted as a breeding pair. Two depredation incidents were attributed to this pack in 2014.

2014

OR28
OR28. A 72 lb yearling female wolf from the Mt. Emily pack was captured and GPS collared on 6/7/2014. Photo courtesy of ODFW.
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Mt. Emily wolf pups
Remote camera photo from July 21, 2013, documenting three pups in the newly formed Mt Emily pack.
-Oregon Fish and Wildlife-

June 7, 2014

On June 7, 2014 ODFW successfully trapped and GPS-collared an yearling female (OR28) of the Mt. Emily  Pack. The 72-pound black wolf was released in excellent condition and is the first radio-collared wolf in this pack. The Mt Emily Pack was first discovered in 2013 and is comprised of four known adult wolves.  The GPS collar will allow better understanding of the pack’s use area. This marks the 28th radio-collared wolf in Oregon, and is the first wolf collared from this pack.

February 25, 2014 From the 2013 Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Annual Report

This new pack formed in 2013 in the Mt Emily Unit. The breeding male is a radio-collared disperser from the Walla Walla Pack, unfortunately his collar failed in January, so there is limited information of the pack’s home range. The pair produced at least 3 pups, of which only 1 is known to have survived to the end of the year. This pack was not determined to be a breeding pair.

2013

July 30, 2013 – Mt Emily wolves, other wolf packs have pups

ODFW has documented that the two wolves discovered earlier this year in the Mt Emily Unit have reproduced. Monitoring cameras documented three pups by this pair, though there could be more. The pair was first found in April 2013 in Union County in the Mt Emily Unit northwest of Summerville, Ore.

ODFW has now confirmed reproduction in seven known packs this year (Imnaha, Minam, Mt Emily, Snake River, Umatilla River, Walla Walla, and Wenaha), though the exact number of pups is not yet known in all of the packs.

May 22, 2013 – New pair of wolves in Mt Emily Unit

A new pair of wolves was discovered in the eastern portion of the Mt Emily Unit (Union County) in early April 2013. Field surveys which immediately followed, combined with information shared by area landowners showed that the pair – probably a male and female – visited several private land areas near the Grande Ronde Valley. More recently, however, evidence (tracks) has shown that the pair may have moved to higher elevation forest areas. Continued survey efforts will be conducted to gather more information on the pair.

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