Tag Archives: Wolves

Wolf spotted by trail camera northwest of Medford

A gray wolf was spotted on camera earlier this month roughly 10 miles northwest of Medford in Southern Oregon. Sam Dodenhoff, a wolf biologist for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, said a trail camera set up by Jacksonville, Ore., resident Eric Anderson captured several images of the animal on Jan. 3, roaming west […]
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Game camera photographs gray wolf in new territory inside Jackson County

A Jacksonville man has captured the image of the first confirmed gray wolf west of Highway 62 in Jackson County. One of Eric Anderson’s game cameras picked up a Jan. 3 image of a gray wolf on federal Bureau of Land Management land about 300 yards from a road in the Sams Valley area northwest […]
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Death of California wolf still under investigation

Federal wildlife officials are investigating the illegal poaching of an endangered gray wolf that crossed from Oregon into northern California in late 2018. The wolf, a yearling male labeled OR-59, was born in April 2017 in northeast Oregon before dispersing into Modoc County, Calif., on Dec. 2, 2018. Three days later, the wolf was spotted […]
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Officials, environmental group issue rewards in killing of wolf

Federal officials and an environmental group this week issued rewards totaling $7,500 for the unsolved 2018 killing of an endangered wolf in Modoc County, California’s first wolf poaching investigation since the predators returned to the state. On Dec. 2, 2018, Oregon wildlife biologists notified California officials that a black-furred yearling male they’d labeled OR-59 had […]
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Decade in Review: OR-7’s trek to Southern Oregon

When a 2-year-old gray wolf dubbed OR-7 for the number on its GPS-transmitting collar trotted southwest from Northeast Oregon in search of a mate in 2011, the cross-country journey created history. He was the first known wolf in Western Oregon in six decades, then he turned south and became the first known wolf in Northern […]
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Wolf kills down for Klamath County in 2019

There was one wolf kill in Klamath County this year, though eight were logged in Jackson County, according to Tom Collom, district wildlife biologist for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Source: Wolf kills down for Klamath County in 2019

Only a matter of time before wolves settle in Central Oregon

Wolf packs have established themselves in all points of the compass from Central Oregon, and it’s probably only a matter of time before one settles in the Deschutes National Forest, according to wildlife biologists. With packs as close as Warm Springs Indian Reservation to the north and the Umpqua National Forest to the west, the […]
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Oregon Court of Appeals upholds wolf delisting

The Oregon Court of Appeals has dismissed a lawsuit filed by three environmental groups challenging the state’s decision to lift endangered species protections for gray wolves. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife removed wolves from the state endangered species list in November 2015. Lawmakers passed House Bill 4040 during the 2016 legislative session, which […]
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Environmental groups lose lawsuit against wolf delisting

Environmental groups fighting to put the gray wolf back on the Oregon Endangered Species list lost a legal battle when their case was thrown out by the state’s Court of Appeals. The appeals court tossed out the complaint on Wednesday, saying House Bill 4040 rendered the petition irrelevant. Source: Environmental groups lose lawsuit against wolf […]
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Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Wolf Delisting, Citing Earlier Action By Lawmakers, Governor

The Oregon Court of Appeals dismissed a gray wolf delisting lawsuit Wednesday, citing a change in state law that blocked judicial review. Conservation groups Cascadia Wildlands, Center for Biological Diversity and Oregon Wild sued the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife after its removal of the gray wolf from the Oregon Endangered Species List at […]
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