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Re: Wolf OR7 Enters California

Postby Ikan Mas » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:50 am

I guess I wasn't thinkin too much. Deer cam would be incorrect. Game cam would be polite, but probably bear cam would more correct, specially in that part of the world. None the less, its a pretty good wolf shot. Lets hope no one is using one to plan a real "special" trophy.



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Re: Wolf OR7 Enters California

Postby rlown » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:51 am

it's a nice pic of OR7.. too bad a Bigfoot isn't standing behind him.. ;)
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Re: Wolf OR7 Enters California

Postby Ikan Mas » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:27 pm

Some more wolf news. Looks like OR-7 won't be going to Burning Man.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/ ... TE=DEFAULT
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Re: Wolf OR7 Enters California

Postby rlown » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:39 pm

no female wolves at burning man? hmm.. ;)

I just hope everyone leaves him alone.
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Re: Wolf OR7 Enters California

Postby dave54 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:57 pm

rlown wrote:the criteria is already met. He's here, and he's protected..


There will always be some locals that don't really care whether he is 'protected' or not. Awful hard to prosecute if you Shoot, Shovel, and Shut Up. Of course, the 'Shut Up' part always seems to fail... especially after a few beers... :lol:

He seems to like it in the area. The abnormally low snow cover is not driving him to warmer climes.
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Re: Wolf OR7 Enters California

Postby Ikan Mas » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:40 am

Another wolf article. This one is interesting as it talks about how they track the pack up in Wallowas.
http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dl ... /202150319
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Re: Wolf OR7 Enters California

Postby oldranger » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:05 pm

Apparently moving n. now. Within 10 mi. of Oregon border according to article in this mornings local paper.

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Re: Wolf OR7 Enters California

Postby dave54 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:31 pm

"Apparently moving n. now. Within 10 mi. of Oregon border according to article in this mornings local paper."


Another 'resident' got tired of the 'Golden State' and is moving to Oregon... :D
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Re: Wolf OR7 Enters California

Postby oldranger » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:48 pm

dave,

Naw not a California resident Just another Oregonian that likes to visit California but doesn't want to live there. Of course now that I said that he will probably turn s. again.

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Wolf OR7 Returns to Oregon

Postby rlown » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:32 pm

From the DFG at http://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2012/03/0 ... to-oregon/:

Wolf OR7 Returns to Oregon

MARCH 2, 2012

Media Contacts:
Kirsten Macintyre, DFG Communications, (916) 322-8988
Eric Loft, DFG Wildlife Branch, (916) 445-3555
Karen Kovacs, DFG Region 1 Wildlife Program, (530) 225-2312

After drawing much public attention for his historic trek into California, the gray wolf designated as OR7 has turned north and crossed back into Oregon.

Originally part of a wolfpack in northeastern Oregon, OR7 wandered more than 1,062 miles in Oregon in September through December of last year before crossing into California last December 28. Gray wolves were extirpated in California the 1920s, leading to speculation that OR7 might be the first wolf to reestablish roots in the Golden State.

While in California, the wolf trekked south through eastern Siskiyou County, traveled through northeastern Shasta County and then resided in Lassen County for a few weeks. On Feb. 11 he re-entered Shasta County and then, about a week later, he crossed north into Siskiyou County. The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has continued to monitor his whereabouts through the use of a satellite tracking collar, and has been updating his status on our website at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/wolf/.

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Modoc County re-enters the wolf issue

Postby dave54 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:40 am

The County Board of Supervisors is being urged to pass a county ordinance against reintroduction of wolves to Modoc County. As the article points out how this fits with the Federal ESA is unknown. My take: the Feds should give a great deal of weight to local government in federal land management issues.

Scroll down to the article (you can pause to look at the photo of the baby Sandhill Crane).

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Re: Wandering Oregon wolf may have found a mate

Postby rlown » Mon May 12, 2014 6:44 pm

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's famous wandering gray wolf, dubbed OR-7, may have found the mate he has trekked thousands of miles looking for, wildlife authorities said Monday. It's likely the pair spawned pups, and if confirmed, the rare predators would be the first breeding pair of wolves in the Oregon's Cascade Range since the early 1900s.

Officials said cameras in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in the southern Cascades captured several images of what appears to be a female wolf in the same area where OR-7's GPS collar shows he has been living.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist John Stephenson said it is not proof, but it is likely the two wolves mated over the winter and are rearing pups that would have been born in April. Biologists won't start looking for a den until June, to avoid endangering the pups.

"It's amazing that he appears to have found a mate," Stephenson said. "I didn't think it would happen. It makes me more impressed with the ability of wolves to survive and find one another."

Young wolves typically leave their pack and strike out for a new territory, hoping to find a mate and start a new pack.

OR-7 has been looking for a mate since leaving the Imnaha pack in northeastern Oregon in September 2011. His travels have taken him thousands of miles as he crossed highways, deserts and ranches in Oregon, moved down the spine of the Cascade Range deep into Northern California and then back to Oregon, all without getting shot, having an accident or starving.

Federal Endangered Species Act protections for wolves have been lifted in eastern Oregon, where the bulk of them reside, but they remain in force in the Cascades. Protections for the animals have also ended in the last several years in the Northern Rockies and western Great Lakes.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed ending the listing across most of the rest of the country as populations have rebounded. A final decision is expected later this year.

If a wolf was going to start a pack in a new part of Oregon, ranchers should be glad it is OR-7, who has no history of preying on livestock, said Bill Hoyt, past president of the Oregon Cattlemen's Association. The group supports Oregon's wolf recovery plan and is looking forward to the day the predator's numbers and range expand enough for their protections to be removed.

Steve Pedery, conservation director of Oregon Wild, said the news was "spectacular." The conservation group won a court ruling barring the state from killing two members of OR-7's home pack for preying on livestock and later won a settlement strictly limiting when wolves can be killed.

"It goes to show that when we act on America's best impulses for the environment, amazing things can happen. We can bring endangered species back," he said.

Stephenson expected the battery on OR-7's GPS collar to die soon, so the biologist set up trail cameras based on the wolf's most recent whereabouts. The GPS locations also showed OR-7 was staying within a smaller area, common behavior when wolves have pups to feed.

When he checked the cameras last week, Stephenson said one had recorded a black wolf he had not seen before. An hour later, OR-7 was photographed on the same camera. The black wolf was confirmed to be female because she squatted to urinate.

Officials had planned to let OR-7's collar die, but now that he appears to have found a mate, he will be fitted with a new one this summer to monitor the pack.

Stephenson said officials had no idea where the female came from.


Story courtesy of: http://news.yahoo.com/wandering-oregon- ... 02258.html
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