Livestock Protection Dogs and Other Non-Lethal Tools to Deter Wolves


As the wolf population in Oregon and Washington continues to grow, so too does the need to promote and utilize the non-lethal and proactive tools available to reduce conflict between wolves and livestock. There are many tactics livestock operators can employ to help protect their herds. Though their implementation doesn’t guarantee 100% effectiveness, understanding and … Continue reading Livestock Protection Dogs and Other Non-Lethal Tools to Deter Wolves

Elk Group Takes Hit from Muries, Others


July 25, 2012 Jackson Hole News and Guide by Todd Wilkinson By now, you may have heard about the flap between the Murie family and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.   Last week, foundation President David Allen said his organization was dropping Olaus J. Murie's name from one of its most coveted awards, an hon or … Continue reading Elk Group Takes Hit from Muries, Others

Umatilla Biologist Views Wolves as Valuable


July 2012 By the Confederated Umatilla Journal, July 2012   PENDLETON – After all the "credible" sighting over the last several years, it now is official: Gray wolves are back on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.   State game officials trapped and collared OR-14 (the fourteenth confirmed wolf in Oregon) in late June on Weston Mountain … Continue reading Umatilla Biologist Views Wolves as Valuable

At Least Eight New Wolf Pups Born in Oregon This Spring


Associated Press by Jeff Barnard June 20, 2012 While judges on the Oregon Court of Appeals consider whether to authorize state biologists to kill two wolves for preying on livestock, the Imnaha pack has been going about its business, producing four pups this spring. At least two and perhaps all four of the packs in … Continue reading At Least Eight New Wolf Pups Born in Oregon This Spring

Wolf: Recent Updates


May 4, 2012: As of today, 254 wolves have been shot and 124 have been trapped in Idaho this hunting season. In Montana, 166 wolves have been killed. May 2, 2012: The wolf found dead in early March in Union County is confirmed a poaching by Oregon State Police and ODFW. The investigation of the … Continue reading Wolf: Recent Updates

Bringing Back Wolves


Through trapping, poisoning and shooting, government agents and bounty hunters killed off every last gray wolf in Oregon, Washington and California by the 1940s. However, the species has begun to make a remarkable comeback in the Pacific West as wolves have migrated west after a successful re-introduction into the northern Rockies in the mid-1990s. Today, … Continue reading Bringing Back Wolves