Two sightings of the same wolverine in the same area a year apart.

There are very few wolverines in Idaho but they have been known to travel very long distances across fairly diverse landscapes.

Study: Wolverine in Sierra most likely from Idaho
The Associated Press

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Ken Cole

Ken Cole, Buffalo Field Campaign‘s Executive Director, is a 5th generation Idahoan, an avid fly fisherman, wildlife enthusiast, and photographer. He was formerly the Idaho Director for Western Watersheds Project.

6 Responses to Study: Wolverine in Sierra most likely from Idaho

  1. avatar jdubya says:

    Damn good thing it wasn’t one of those Canadian wolverines. They would have to call out the National Guard.

  2. avatar Devin says:

    I knew Hugh Jackman wasn’t from Australia. 🙂

    Very cool story though. Thanks for the link! I keep telling myself that I’ll see one in Idaho someday….that and a lynx…

  3. avatar Jeff says:

    My wife had a wolverine cross the road on Rabbit Ears Pass east of Steamboat Springs, CO, about 13 years ago. I’ve never been lucky enough.

  4. avatar Ken Cole says:

    I have not been fortunate enough to see a wolverine. I have had a couple of near sightings where I was in the area just after someone else saw one but not me.

    In both instances the wolverines were found to have died from collisions with vehicles shortly thereafter. One near Hebgen Lake in Montana and the other near Warm Lake in Idaho.

  5. avatar ProWolf in WY says:

    Jdubya, if it was a Canadian wolverine it would be the size of a black bear and would have murdered all the elk and deer from the Idaho panhandle to northern California and northern Nevada.

    On a serious note, this does show that maybe wolves can have a good chance of migrating to the area. And perhaps grizzlies if they are ever allowed to be restored in the Bitterroots.

  6. avatar DB says:

    I’ve got a framed print signed by Bo Schembechler.

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