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On or around January 24, a gray wolf wearing a GPS tracking collar crossed the Oregon-California state line in eastern Siskiyou County. Dubbed OR-54, the young female is a member of the Oregon’s Rogue pack, which utilizes portions of Jackson and Klamath counties. She was trapped and collared by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) biologists in October. At that time, she weighed 83 pounds. Her departure from the pack’s territory suggests that she may now be dispersing, or exploring new ground in search of a mate or another pack. OR-54 was likely sired by OR-7, the famous wolf that traveled widely in northern California in 2012 and 2013 before returning to Oregon, finding a mate, and establishing the Rogue pack. OR-54 is the fourth Rogue pack wolf known to have spent time in California. CDFW wolf managers are in close communication with their ODFW counterparts, and ODFW is sharing OR-54’s location data with CDFW. CDFW will closely monitor her locations as long as she remains in California.
CDFW has posted an additional depredation investigation report to the CDFW Gray Wolf page (https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/conservation/mammals/gray-wolf).
CDFW has posted three more depredation investigation reports to CDFW’s gray wolf web page. www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Mammals/Gray-Wolf
CDFW has confirmed members of the Lassen wolf pack recently killed a yearling cow in southwestern Lassen County. Additional details regarding the incident are available in a report on CDFW’s gray wolf web page. Reports from several previous investigations are also posted.
California Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists have captured and fitted a tracking collar to a female gray wolf in Lassen County, and confirmed that the wolf and her mate have produced at least three pups this year. Read the press release: https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/cdfw-confirms-presence-of-wolf-pack-in-lassen-county-collars-adult-wolf/
In August 2015, photographs from a trail camera showed what appear to be two adults and five wolf pups in Siskiyou County: https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2015/08/20/photo-shows-wolf-pups-in-northern-california/. No animals from this pack are collared. In mid-December 2015, Wolf OR 25, a collared wolf from Oregon entered the state and appears to be exhibiting dispersal behavior. OR 25 is a nearly three-year-old male with a very dark coat. Yesterday’s collar reading showed OR 25 in northern Modoc County. CDFW does not receive daily updates on OR 25’s activity. For more information about wolves in California, please visit https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Mammals/Gray-Wolf. CDFW will not post updates about wolves in Oregon. Wolves in Oregon are managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. For more information on Oregon wolves, please visit http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wolves/.
In 2014, OR7 has briefly entered California on two occasions. The first instance occurred on January 11 and lasted until January 13 when he returned to Oregon. The second instance was on February 5 when he was present for only a few hours before returning to Oregon, where he remains. Oregon does not post daily location information on wolves. For more information, please visit http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wolves/.

December 12, 2013: At some point between noon and midnight yesterday, Wolf OR7 was in northen Siskiyou County, but has since returned to Oregon again. Oregon does not post daily location information on wolves. For more information, please visit http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wolves/

December 9, 2013: On Saturday December 7, Wolf OR7's satellite collar reading showed that he was briefly in northern Siskiyou County however he has since returned to Oregon. His collar readings upload four times per day, so we do not track his exact location by the moment. We will not post updates while he is in Oregon. Wolves in Oregon are managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Oregon does not post daily location information on wolves. For more information, please visit www.dfw.state.or.us/wolves/

Mar. 13 - Oregon

March 13, 2013: Wolf OR7 returned to Oregon. We will not post updates while he is in Oregon. Wolves in Oregon are managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Oregon does not post daily location information on wolves. For more information, please visit http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wolves/

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