Tag Archives: Wolves

Where is Oregon’s most famous wolf now?

OR-7, famous for long journey, settles in as pack leader. In the approximately six years after his well-documented journey across Oregon, which included Deschutes County, the gray wolf best known as OR-7 has established new wolf populations in Southern Oregon and Northern California. As the nearly 9-year-old wolf settles into old age, he’s remembered as […]
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New Oregon wolf management plan, which governs killing, delayed after concerns expressed

Oregon’s long-awaited update to how the state manages its still-rebounding wolf population will have to wait until February at the earliest. Fish and Wildlife commissioners decided Friday to push back a scheduled January vote on the five-year governing document for the canid, the first comprehensive update to the wolf plan since 2010. Source: New Oregon wolf […]
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Oregon wolf management plan to get first airing Dec. 8

Nash saw little in the plan to encourage ranchers. The subject of wolves is front and center for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The agency released the working draft of its wolf management plan to stakeholders Nov. 17. The draft highlights changed wording from the draft released last April. Source: Oregon wolf management […]
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A different look at ranchers’ attitude toward wolves — Opinion

Steve Pedery, conservation director for the Portland-based group Oregon Wild, told Capital Press last week that a “shoot, shovel and shut up” attitude toward wolves has taken hold in rural Oregon. We understand why wolf advocates may feel a shifting of the tide. We see the same facts but have a different interpretation. Source: A […]
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As Northwest States Kill Wolves, Researchers Cast Doubt On Whether It Works

Northwest states have struck a compromise between preserving wolves and preventing livestock damage. Scientific evidence suggests it’s an approach that will fail both wolf survival and ranchers. The long hunt finally paid off on the night of Aug. 6 for two employees of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. They’d spent a combined 85 […]
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Rural Cannabis Grows | Jackie Winters | The Story Of OR-4 – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Commissioners in Josephine County will vote tomorrow on an ordinance that would ban new cannabis grows on rural residential land. We talk with Oregon state Republican Sen. Jackie Winters about her new role as Senate Minority Leader, what she hopes to accomplish in that role in the coming 2018 short legislative session and beyond. In a recent Outside […]
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What to do when you see a wolf

Two weeks after a Clackamas man shot and killed a gray wolf west of La Grande, state wolf experts and advocates say it’s important for hunters and hikers to know more about the reclusive canid’s behavior before spending time in the wild. Brian Scott, 38, told law enforcement officers he was acting in self-defense when […]
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No protection needed for wolves — Opinion

Wolves are thriving in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and other states — even California. What would you do? Put yourself in the boots of the Oregon hunter who says he was attacked by a wolf.“I screamed, got it in my (scope) crosshairs, saw fur and pulled the trigger,” Brian Scott of Clackamas, Ore., told our […]
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OSP: Surge of wolf killings isn’t organized effort

Conservationists worry a ‘shoot, shovel and shut up’ attitude has taken hold in rural Oregon. It’s been a bloody year for Oregon wolves, with at least 10 killed under circumstances ranging from authorized “lethal control” due to livestock attacks and a shooting ruled self-defense, to an unintended poisoning and unsolved poachings. At this point, Oregon […]
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As Northwest States Kill Wolves, Researchers Cast Doubt On Whether It Works

The long hunt finally paid off on the night of Aug. 6 for two employees of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. They’d spent a combined 85 hours and driven 752 miles in pursuit of the Harl Butte wolf pack in the northeast corner of the state. They had already come close, spotting wolves […]
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