|Remote camera photo from July 21, 2013, documenting three pups in the newly formed Mt Emily pack.
-Oregon Fish and Wildlife-
Mt Emily Area of Known Wolf Activity
February 25, 2014 – From the 2013 Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Annual Report
Mt Emily Pack: 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.
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 (photo), 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.