Mt Emily Area of Known Wolf Activity map
February 24, 2015 – Pack summary from 2014 Annual Report:
This pack was first identified in 2013 in the central portion of the Mt Emily Unit. The breeding male is a radio-collared disperser from the Walla Walla Pack. A subadult female was collared (OR28) in 2014 and her data shows the pack using a 257mi2 area comprising 96% public lands. The pair produced at least four pups that survived to the end of the year and was counted as a breeding pair. Two depredation incidents were attributed to this pack in 2014.
|OR28. A 72 lb yearling female wolf from the Mt. Emily pack was captured and GPS collared on 6/7/2014. Photo courtesy of ODFW.
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|Remote camera photo from July 21, 2013, documenting three pups in the newly formed Mt Emily pack.
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September 24, 2014
New Mt Emily Pack AKWA, ADW map and Deterrence Plan posted
September 23, 2014
Two Mt Emily pack depredations qualify
September 19, 2014
New wolf depredation in Mt. Emily pack. On September 15 and 16, ODFW confirmed depredations of sheep by the Mt. Emily pack. A total of 8 sheep were killed in separate incidents on consecutive nights while on a public land grazing allotment. In addition, two livestock protection dogs were injured and one is missing following the first incident. These depredations are the first attributed to this pack, and also the first time that livestock protection dogs were confirmed injured by wolves. ODFW is working with the producer to increase wolf deterrent measures. ODFW will also be coordinating with area livestock producers, landowners, and other relevant interests to prepare an area specific wolf-livestock conflict deterrence plan per state wolf management rules.
June 7, 2014
On June 7, 2014 ODFW successfully trapped and GPS-collared an yearling female (OR28) of the Mt. Emily Pack. The 72-pound black wolf was released in excellent condition and is the first radio-collared wolf in this pack. The Mt Emily Pack was first discovered in 2013 and is comprised of four known adult wolves. The GPS collar will allow better understanding of the pack’s use area. This marks the 28th radio-collared wolf in Oregon, and is the first wolf collared from this pack .
February 25, 2014 – From the 2013 Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Annual Report
Mt Emily Pack: This new pack formed in 2013 in the Mt Emily Unit. The breeding male is a radio-collared disperser from the Walla Walla Pack, unfortunately his collar failed in January, so there is limited information of the pack’s home range. The pair produced at least 3 pups, of which only 1 is known to have survived to the end of the year. This pack was not determined to be a breeding pair.
July 30, 2013 Mt Emily wolves, other wolf packs have pups
ODFW has documented that the two wolves discovered earlier this year in the Mt Emily Unit have reproduced. Monitoring cameras documented three pups by this pair (photo), though there could be more. The pair was first found in April 2013 in Union County in the Mt Emily Unit northwest of Summerville, Ore.
ODFW has now confirmed reproduction in seven known packs this year (Imnaha, Minam, Mt Emily, Snake River, Umatilla River, Walla Walla, and Wenaha), though the exact number of pups is not yet known in all of the packs.
May 22, 2013 New pair of wolves in Mt Emily Unit
A new pair of wolves was discovered in the eastern portion of the Mt Emily Unit (Union County) in early April 2013. Field surveys which immediately followed, combined with information shared by area landowners showed that the pair – probably a male and female – visited several private land areas near the Grande Ronde Valley. More recently, however, evidence (tracks) has shown that the pair may have moved to higher elevation forest areas. Continued survey efforts will be conducted to gather more information on the pair.