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 […]

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 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: Middle Fork Pack Responsible For Two Recent Depredations

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says two Wallowa County calves were attacked by wolves from the same pack. Investigators were called to the private property rangeland Wednesday morning, where two calves were found with injuries to their legs. ODFW said one calf had injuries to the right hind leg that occurred earlier in […]

Oregon Snowpack Looks Good, Officials Hoping For Cool Weather

As we hit the home stretch of the snow season, the Oregon snowpack is in fairly good shape. Scott Oviatt with the Oregon NRCS said while there has been a slight melt off across state over the past couple of days, the statewide snowpack remains 86% of average. He noted that much of the state […]

NE Oregon Producers May Be Eligible For Emergency Assistance

NE Oregon farmers that suffered damage in last weekend’s flooding may be eligible for emergency assistance.  That flooding caused severe damage across Wallowa County.  Farms and ranches may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP).   For land to be eligible, the flooding must create new conservation problems that, if untreated, would: […]

ODFW Confirms Second Wolf Depredation In One Week

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed a second wolf depredation took place last week.  The first was reported in Wallowa County on Tuesday May 28th.  The most recent was reported in Klamath County.  Investigators said a producer found a 730 pound yearling steer in private pastureland with missing muscle, primarily from the […]