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       •  07/29/14 Chesnimnus wolves ADW map and Deterrence Plan posted
   
       •  07/21/14 Qualification reports posted, New AKWA posted
   
       •  07/17/14 Depredation, new wolf activity in Chesnimnus Unit (Wallowa County)

ODFW has confirmed new wolf activity by previously unconfirmed wolves in the Chesnimnus Unit (Wallowa County). The finding was made last night when an investigation confirmed that a domestic calf was killed by wolves in the Cougar Creek Area, on national forest lands (Wallowa Whitman NF) approximately 30 miles north of Enterprise. ODFW had received irregular reports of wolf activity in this area but this is the first recent information showing evidence of resident activity by  more than a single wolf.

At least two to three wolves were believed to be in the area where the calf was killed. These wolves are not believed to be part of any previously known wolf pack. ODFW is now working to gather more information on these new wolves, including determination of their reproductive status, and will attempt to radio-collar individual wolves in this group.

Depredation investigation report
   
       •  06/23/14 Two depredations qualify for Umatilla River Pack
   
       •  06/17/14 Confirmed depredation in Umatilla County – Umatilla River Pack
   
       •  06/17/14 Confirmed depredation in Umatilla County – Umatilla River Pack
   
       •  06/09/14 New Area of Known Wolf Activity – OR26, Unnamed Pack In Mt Emily Unit
   
       •  05/30/14 Confirmed depredation northeast of Enterprise
   
       •  03/14/14 New AKWA and ADW maps posted for Snake River Pack
   
       •  03/04/14 Probable depredation by Snake River pack
   
       •  02/24/14 Helpful information sheet on Harassment and Take of Wolves in Oregon
   
       •  02/24/14 Two Imnaha Pack qualified depredations from August 2013 no longer count towards lethal control because the six-month period has passed.
   
       •  02/06/14 Imnaha Pack depredation qualifies
   
       •  02/04/14 New wolves in Catherine Creek / Keating Units
   
       •  01/30/14 Imnaha Pack depredation confirmed
   
       •  01/16/14 IMPORTANT UPDATE – New rules regarding lethal control of wolves by livestock producers

The Fish and Wildlife Commission passed new rules about wolves last week, based on a legal settlement over lethal control of wolves.

Under these now permanent rules, livestock producers may take a wolf caught biting, wounding or killing livestock or working dogs, without a permit, under the following circumstances:
  • Wolf is in area of Oregon where it is not federally listed (currently, east of Hwys 395-78-95).
  • Wolf is on land owned or lawfully occupied by livestock producer.;
  • No bait or other intentional attractants have been used.
  • Any take of a wolf is reported to ODFW within 24 hours. The scene must be preserved and the carcass not removed.
  • A livestock producer can allow an agent to take a wolf if written authorization procedures are followed.
These rules also allow for livestock producers to take wolves which are chasing livestock under the same circumstances as above, but there are two additional requirements:
  • ODFW must have determined that wolves in the area are in “chronic depredation” of livestock. (Chronic depredation is defined as four confirmed, qualifying depredations within six months.)
  • Livestock producer must have first undertaken non-lethal actions as defined in rule.
As of today, there are no wolf packs in “chronic depredation” status and the take of wolves chasing livestock is not allowed.

View the entire rule and see the current status of wolf packs

       •  12/5/13

Imnaha Pack depredation qualifies
   

       •  12/4/13

New AKWA and ADW maps posted for Snake River Pack
   

       •  12/2/13

Snake River Pack depredation qualifies
   

       •  11/26/13

Third Snake River Pack depredation confirmed
   

       •  11/18/13

Second Snake River Pack depredation qualifies
   

       •  11/14/13

Imnaha Pack AKWA, ADW maps and Deterrence Plan posted
   

       •  11/6/13

Confirmed depredation by Snake River Pack
   

       •  10/31/13

Snake River Pack AKWA, ADW maps and Deterrence Plan posted
   

       •  10/29/13

“Probable” wolf depredation by Umatilla River Pack
   

       •  10/24/13

Update regarding Caught-in-the-Act Take of wolves
   

       •  10/24/13

Snake River Pack depredation qualifies
   

       •  10/16/13

First confirmed depredation by Snake River Pack
   

       •  9/20/13

Modification to Umatilla River Pack ADW
   

       •  9/4/13

Qualifying Incident Report – 130821 Wallowa
   

       •  8/30/13

Conflict Deterrence Plan posted for Umatilla River Pack
   

       •  7/19/13

Modification to ODFW Non-lethal Measures
   

       •  7/18/13

Ability to sign up for email notifications
   

       •  7/18/13

Redesign of Specific Wolf Information page
   

       •  7/18/13

AKWA map for OR7
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