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The Oregon wolf population is at least 64 wolves at the end of 2013-

Oregon is perhaps the state with wolves that treats them the best. An official wolf count began in 2009 when 14 wolves were detected. Since then it has grown steadily though more slowly than did wolves in neighboring Idaho.

At the [...]

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Wolf that went to California seems to have new home-

After many stories about Oregon wolf 7 (OR-7) in the Golden State, last spring he finally returned to Oregon . . . though not to his faraway birthplace in NE Oregon.

We haven’t heard about him for some time now, but his location has stabilized [...]

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Result is typical split between those who benefit from tourists versus agricultural traditions-

With wolf sightings on the decline in Yellowstone, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana as their populations are decimated as a matter of policy, it is hardly a surprise that those who want to see wolves are now beginning to seek out Eastern Oregon [...]

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Luckless wolf that went to California is back in Oregon-

The world’s currently most famous wolf, OR-7, born in NE Oregon, seems to have abandoned California and returned to Oregon.

He spent over a year looking for a female wolf, but there are probably no California girl wolves. During his search, he explored a [...]

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Good news for wolf conservationists and Oregon wildlife-

It took quite a while for wolves to make it from Idaho to adjacent Oregon, but now that a critical population appears to have been reached the population has taken off. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) reports that at year’s end there were 53 [...]

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the many wolf advocacy groups who held that Congressman Mike Simpson’s and Senator Jon Tester’s budget rider, which delisted wolves in Idaho, Montana, and parts of Oregon, Washington, and Utah, was unconstitutional.  The panel of judges upheld Judge Donald Mollloy’s ruling that the rider was constitutional.

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Effort to revive the wolf killing bill ran out of time-

It passed the Oregon House, but was thought to be dead in the state Senate, but it was revived. At any rate, the Oregon Legislature adjourned with the bill to make it easier for the state to kill wolves died too. However, a bill [...]

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Famous wolf’s inability to find a mate in California is not surprising-

The West’s currently best known wolf, named “Journey” in a contest held by conservation groups, did not find a mate in California. Now mating season is over. The wolf, officially OR(7), has returned to SW Oregon, although his lack of a mate is [...]

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Editors note 5:30 PM MST 2/22/2012: we have learned that this “wolf kill bill” will probably move no further in the Oregon Legislature — it is probably dead for the year, though it is possible that legislative “tricks” could possibly push it further. 

Full release:

Activists Take Over OCA Meeting and Call Attention [...]

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Is there any real news in this story, or is it speculation over a minor matter?

There is a journalistic adage, “if it bleeds, it leads.”  And near Jospeph, Oregon, in the NE corner of the state, we learn from the Oregonian newspaper on the other side of the state that a mule might have bled. [...]

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