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Wolves in Oregon

Wolf Program Updates

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July 29, 2021

ODFW approves lethal action after four depredations in 14 days by Lookout Mt Pack
(Baker County)

ODFW has authorized lethal action and will provide a kill permit to a livestock producer who requested the option after ODFW confirmed that the Lookout Mt Pack killed or injured four of their cows in a 14-day period (July 14-26, 2021). Three of the cows were 850-950 lb. yearlings. The pack has been determined to be chronically depredating and presents a significant risk to livestock present in the area.

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April 21, 2021

Oregon has at least 173 wolves, a 9.5 percent increase over last year

SALEM, Ore.—State wildlife biologists counted 173 wolves in Oregon this past winter, a 9.5 percent increase over last year’s count of 158 according to the Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management 2020 Annual Report released today at odfw.com/wolves.

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Wolf Management

The Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan and associated technical rules guide all ODFW wolf related activities. ODFW manages wolves in two wolf management zones (West Wolf Management Zone, East Wolf Management Zone). Wolves throughout Oregon were delisted from the state Endangered Species List on November 10, 2015. At the time of state delisting, wolves west of Highways 395/78/95 remained listed on the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). Wolves west of Highways 395/78/95 were removed from the federal ESA on January 4, 2021. Wolves are still protected statewide by the Wolf Plan and Oregon statute.

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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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