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Wolves in Oregon

Wolf Program Updates

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October 11, 2017—US Fish and Wildlife Service News Release

$5,000 Reward Offered for Information on Illegal Killing of Gray Wolf Near Klamath Falls, Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for killing a federally protected gray wolf in southcentral Oregon.

On April 23, 2017, a canid carcass was found about 20 miles northwest of Klamath Falls on Fremont-Winema National Forest. The carcass was sent to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Forensics Labs in Ashland, Oregon, for a necropsy, which determined that it was a male gray wolf known as OR-33, and that it died from gunshot wounds. The Service does not have an estimated date of when it was shot. More info

 

Oct. 6, 2017 — Update on the lethal take authorizations for Harl Butte, Meacham packs

Harl Butte Pack: Additional lethal take authorized

ODFW confirmed an additional two depredations by the Harl Butte Wolf Pack in the past few days, during investigations on a dead calf on private land on Sept. 29 and an injured calf on private land on Oct. 1. More Information.

 

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Coyote and Wolf Identification Quiz

Sept. 19, 2017 — Take ODFW’s new Coyote and Gray Wolf ID Quiz to learn how to tell the difference between wolves and coyotes

SALEM, Ore.—ODFW has launched a new online Coyote and Gray Wolf ID Quiz to help people differentiate between wolves and coyotes. Find the online quiz at http://bit.ly/2x56uoU  More info.


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Wolf Management

The Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan and associated technical rules guide all ODFW wolf related activities. Wolves throughout Oregon are delisted from the state Endangered Species Act (ESA). Wolves are still protected by the Wolf Plan and Oregon statute.

Wolves west of Hwys 395-78-95 remain protected by the federal ESA. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the lead management agency for wolves that occur west of Hwys 395-78-95.

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About Gray Wolves

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Wolves and Livestock

The goal of Oregon’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan is to ensure the conservation of gray wolves as required by Oregon law while protecting the social and economic interests of all Oregonians. Minimizing wolf-livestock conflict and reducing livestock losses to wolves is an important part of the Wolf Plan.

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Non-lethal Measures to Minimize Conflict

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Specific Information by Wolf Management Zone

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Recent changes to the Wolf-Livestock section
  • Confirmed depredation by Harl Butte Pack (Wallowa County)
  • Confirmed depredation by Catherine Pack (Union County)
  • Update on the lethal take authorizations for Harl Butte, Meacham packs
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