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The rare big freeze probably did not help struggling Isle Royale wolf population-

Everyone knows that Lake Superior froze hard this year, providing an increasingly rare opportunity for the inbred wolves on Isle Royale to gain fresh recruits from the mainland. All of  the the present wolf pack is the product of wolves that wandered [...]

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Can it dispell some ridiculous myths? ……Please?

OR7, aka Journey, the wolf who travelled from northeast Oregon into northern California and now back to southern Oregon, isn’t unique among his species but for one thing, he is still alive.  After traveling long distance with a lot of people following his GPS collar from their computers and [...]

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The arrival of the still lone-wolf has led to formation of the Pacific Wolf Coalition-

The Pacific Wolf Coalition has issued its first news release. This new wolf advocacy group was formed when the long migration of wolf OR-7 from NE Oregon to Northern California raised interest in restoring wolves to the Cascade Range and [...]

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His disappearance prompted worry that something had happened to him-

Legend has it that lone wolves don’t live long if they remain mateless. However, the Associated Press reports that wolf OR7, born in NE Oregon to the Imnaha Pack and then slowly migrating all the way to northern California is still fine. He disappeared, but [...]

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Wolf from Park’s most remote pack ends up near Pine Ridge, South Dakota-

The third wolf from the Yellowstone Park area over the years to disperse all the way to South Dakota has been found dead.  The big male wolf was hit by an auto along U.S. Highway 18.  Over the last decade two other [...]

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Tracks and remains of prey found-

The search for the four wolf-like animals spotted from the air in northeastern Utah has not found the animals, but it has found five pair of tracks.  In addition remains of several wild animals possibly fed on and maybe killed by the canids, have been found. These dead wildlife [...]

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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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Big pile of stories grows on the wolf now named “Journey”-

Time Magazine is one of the latest to do a feature on this story, one that has pleased and gladdened many and no doubt irritated those who see nothing good about the spread of the wolf.   Continue Reading

Several recent discussions on The Wildlife News have focused on trends in wolf depredations (i.e. killing of domestic animals), and pondered what they mean for the future of wolves’ management.  The notion that per capita depredations (i.e. depredations per wolf) should increase with time is implicit in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) 2009 [...]

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Wolf is stealthy, but trail camera probably took his picture last fall-

On Nov. 14, an Oregon deer hunter’s trail camera probably took the only photo of famous wolf OR7 in the wild. Since then the wolf has moved into northern California.

Here is the story and photos in the Ashland Mail Tribune. Continue Reading

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey