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Pups for Rogue Pack and new “Silver Lake wolves”

ODFW and USFWS have confirmed that OR3 (an eight-year-old male originally from the Imnaha pack) has paired up with OR28, a three-year-old GPS radio-collared female originally from the Mt Emily pack.  Based on remote camera images, the two are believed to have produced at least one pup in 2016.  They are primarily using the Silver Lake Wildlife Management Unit in western Lake County and have been dubbed the Silver Lake wolves.  (A group of wolves is designated a pack when there is evidence of a minimum of four wolves traveling together in winter.)

Wolf OR3 dispersed from northeast Oregon’s former Imnaha Pack in 2011, just a few months before more well-known wolf OR7.  But unlike OR7, OR3 had a VHS collar not a GPS collar.  VHF collars do not automatically transmit location information and wildlife managers lost track of him after the fall of 2011.  OR3 made a brief reappearance on a trail camera in the Cascades in northern Klamath County in summer 2015.  His radio-collar is no longer functional.  It is unknown if OR3 bred before this year. 

Other wolf activity in SW Oregon includes the Rogue Pack, the Keno wolves, and 2 radio-collared wolves (OR25 & OR33).  Reproduction has also been confirmed in 2016 for the Rogue Pack, with remote camera photos of 2 pups.  Occasional remote camera photos of wolves are captured in the Keno AKWA.  Biologists will continue monitoring activities to learn more about these wolves.  OR25 (Klamath Co) and OR33 (Klamath and Jackson Co) are both males dispersed from the Imnaha Pack and are each believed to be traveling alone.

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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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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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