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Rogue Pack (OR-7) Timeline of Events

Pups of OR7
Two of wolf OR7’s pups peek out from a log on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, June 2, 2014. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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OR 7
Remote camera photo of OR7 captured on 5/3/2014 in eastern Jackson County on USFS land. Photo courtesy of USFWS. Download high resolution image.
Wolf in Oregon Cascades
Remote camera photo of a wolf using the same area as OR7. This is the first evidence that OR7 has found another wolf in the Oregon Cascades. Photo courtesy of USFWS. Download high resolution image.
Black wolf
Remote camera photo of a black wolf that appears to be a female. Photo captured 5/4/2014 in the same area as OR7. Photo courtesy of USFWS. Download high resolution image.
Remote camera photos clipped together of OR7 from May 2014. Video courtesy of USFWS.

Rogue Pack (OR7) Area of Known Wolf Activity map


February 25, 2015 – From the 2014 Annual Report

Rogue Pack: This new pack was first recognized in 2014 in the southern Cascade Mountains. The packs breeding male (OR7) is collared with a GPS-radio collar, and in 2014 he paired with a female, establishing a territory in the eastern Rogue and western Keno Units. The pair produced three pups that survived to the end of the year and was counted as a breeding pair in 2014. OR7’s location data in 2014 shows the pack area of use at 355 sq. mi., with 82% on public lands.


September 5, 2014 – Genetic results on OR7’s mate and pups

ODFW received University of Idaho’s report on scat samples collected in May and July. The samples were taken from the area being used by wolf OR7, his female mate and pups in the southwest Cascades. As expected, the samples identified OR7’s mate and two of the pups as wolves. The results do not indicate specifically where OR7’s mate was born, but show that she is related to other wolves in NE Oregon (Snake River and Minam packs). The two pup scats also identified the pups as offspring of OR7 and his new mate.

June 4, 2014Pups for wolf OR7

Wolf OR7 and a mate have produced offspring in southwest Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, wildlife biologists confirmed this week. In early May, biologists suspected that OR7, originally from northeast Oregon, had a mate in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest when remote cameras captured several images of what appeared to be a black female wolf in the same area. More information.

May 12, 2014 – OR7 may have found a mate

OR7 may have found a mate in southwest Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. More information can be accessed and photos can be viewed here.

February 25, 2014From the 2013 Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Annual Report

OR7 dispersed from the Imnaha pack in September 2011. The male wolf spent most of 2012 in California, but on March 13, 2013 he returned to Oregon. Most of his Oregon locations occurred within a 155 square-mile area of eastern Jackson County and western Klamath County from May – October. After March, he also made short visits to California and Douglas County. To date, all available evidence is that he remains alone.


March 13, 2013 – Wolf OR7 back in Oregon

Wolf OR7 crossed the state border into southwest Klamath County, Ore. sometime yesterday evening. He first crossed into California on Dec. 28, 2011. ODFW does not post daily location information on OR7 or any GPS-collared wolf. Wolves throughout Oregon are protected by the state Endangered Species Act. West of Hwys 395-78-95, wolves are also protected by the federal ESA. OR7 may cross back into California and use areas in both states. ODFW will continue to monitor his location and coordinate with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and California Fish and Game.


Wolves are an endangered species and ODFW protects their location. ODFW does not post daily location information about OR7 or other collared wolves.

California Fish and Game OR7 updates

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March 2, 2012 – Wolf OR7 crossed back into California March 1


Dec. 29, 2011 – Wolf OR7 enters California



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