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Deschutes County

Area of Known Wolf Activity

Klamath County AKWA Map

Current Deschutes County map (pdf)

Previous Deschutes County maps: 07/19/2022

Within Areas of Known Wolf Activity (AKWA) certain preventative measures are recommended to minimize wolf-livestock conflicts. Though not required, non-lethal measures are important to reduce depredation.  If depredation becomes chronic and lethal control become necessary, ODFW’s ability to lethally remove depredating wolves will be dependent on the extent that non-lethal measures have been used and documented. Wolves in Deschutes County are currently listed as endangered under the Federal Endangered Species Act, so all management related to harassment and take of wolves is regulated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, not ODFW. 

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Metolius

The Metolius wolves spend most of their time in Jefferson County. See Jefferson County AKWA for more information.

Upper Deschutes Timeline

2023

April 18, 2023 – Six wolves were counted in the Upper Deschutes pack during the winter count. The pack produced at least two pups that survived until the end of the year and was recorded as a breeding pair.

2022

July 19, 2022 – A new AKWA has been designated in the Upper Deschutes wildlife management unit (Deschutes and Klamath Counties). Since August of 2021, there have been public reports of wolf activity in this area and one wolf was counted in the 2021 annual count. Remote camera photographs of an adult wolf with pups taken in July 2022 established that wolves have become resident in this area, prompting the designation of this AKWA.

 

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