Just sniffed out this story - - Wolves in Central Oregon

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Just sniffed out this story - - Wolves in Central Oregon

Post by Waffle Stomper » March 15th, 2009, 5:32 pm

Could it be true? Oh I hope so. You may have already seen this article but just in case . . .

http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregon ... egons.html
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." - John Muir

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Re: Just sniffed out this story - - Wolves in Central Oregon

Post by Jabali » March 15th, 2009, 8:00 pm

Yes, its true!

The OregonLive article covers it well. About all I can add is that its inevitable that they will make it to the Coast, probably in mountainous Southern Oregon / Northern California first. They really dislike roads and the humans on them so are less likely to cross or inhabit the Willy Valley. Young wolves will often instinctively leave the pack, traveling sometimes hundreds of miles hoping to find a suitable home and mate. This means new packs will form perhaps hundreds of miles from the original home range.

Try this link:
http://www.portlandhikers.org/forum/vie ... lit=Wolves

This is a good summary of sightings from Baker City:
http://www.bakercityherald.com/Local-Ne ... n-Wallowas
....where does that trail go?

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Re: Just sniffed out this story - - Wolves in Central Oregon

Post by Jabali » March 22nd, 2009, 7:03 am

Hot off the virtual presses - titled "The search is on for wolves in Central Ore".

http://www.katu.com/news/local/41635377.html

This article is more a result f public interest in wolves rather than any official sightings. There have been four sightings by the general public though in the Cascades.
....where does that trail go?

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