Reward Offered for Information on Eastern Oregon Wolf Poaching

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife as well as conservation groups have offered $6,150 in reward money for information concerning the poaching of a male radio-collared wolf in Baker County in September. The carcass of the block wolf, with a pink radio collar was found northwest of New Bridge in the Skull Creek drainage […]

ODFW: Depredation Occurred In An Area Not Known For Wolves

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife investigators were called out to a dead calf, found in a large grassy private pasture Thursday morning in Wallowa County. The 350-pound, nine month old calf was found by a field hand early on the morning of October 8th. Investigators said the calf died less than 14 hours before […]

ODFW Called To First Wolf Depredation of September, 12th Of The Year

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife crews were called to a wolf depredation outside of Klamath Falls Wednesday morning. When investigators arrived they found a 700 pound yearly steer dead in a 300 acre private land pasture. A majority of the organs and muscle tissue from the hindquarters had been consumed. Its estimated that the […]

Two More Depredations Wrap Up A Busy Month For ODFW

July turned out to be a very busy moth for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Investigators were called out to two spate depredations in the For Klamath area of southern Oregon Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, July 30th, crews were called to a depredation that occurred on private grass pasture in the Fort […]

Wolf Depredation Confirmed In NE Oregon

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed another depredation in Wallowa County, the second in less than a week. Crews were called to a dead, four-month on calf found in a large, timbered Forest Service pasture Monday. When ODFW arrived, the calf was intact with little scavenging. Investigators reported multiple large tooth scrapes […]

ODFW: Wolf Attacked NE Oregon Guard Dog

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed a wolf depredation in the Horseshoe Ridge area of Umatilla County. ODFW crews were called out to an injured livestock guard dog that was protecting sheep on private lands in the area. On the morning of June 17th, the sheep herder reported seeing a wolf chased […]

Wolf Activity Keeps ODFW Busy

The final week of May has been a busy one for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Crews were called to a possible wolf depredation in Klamath County Saturday, May 23rd. The skeletal remains of a 650 lbs. yearling steer were found on private grass pastureland. ODFW crews are still investigating that incident. Crews […]

ODFW Called To Wolf Depredation In Swamp Creek Area

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says a Wallowa County area wolf pack is responsible for a recent depredation. On Thursday, May 21st, a producer found an injured, two-month-old, 130-pound calf in a large public land grazing allotment. The calf was transported to a vet clinic for treatment. ODFW said the calf had a […]

ODFW: Confirms Wolf Depredation in SW Oregon

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says a wolf killed a 650 pound yearling steer in Klamath County earlier this week. Investigators were called out to 80 acres of private grassland where the steer was found dead. ODFW said most of the muscle tissue and hide on the upper hindquarters and right shoulder were […]

ODFW: Wolf Population Up 15%

The wolf population in Oregon continues to climb. According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 158 wolves were counted statewide this past winter. That’s a 15% increase over last year’s count. The number of packs increased as well, up from 16 last year, to 22 packs in this most recent count. Three of […]