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Ruckel Ridge Pack

Area of Known Wolf Activity

Ruckel Ridge Pack AKWA

Current Ruckel Ridge Pack AKWA map (pdf)

Within Areas of Known Wolf Activity (AKWA) certain preventative measures are recommended to minimize wolf-livestock conflicts. Though not required, non-lethal measures are important to reduce depredation.  If depredation becomes chronic and lethal control become necessary, ODFW’s ability to lethally remove depredating wolves will be dependent on the extent that non-lethal measures have been used and documented.  Information about specific wolf-livestock conflicts can be found on the Wolf and Livestock Updates page.

Previous Ruckel Ridge Pack AKWA maps (for reference only – see above for current map)




April 8, 2019 – In 2018, the Ruckel Ridge Pack produced at least four pups that survived to the end of the year and was counted as a breeding pair.  Radio-collar data showed a 234mi² use area within the Mt. Emily WMU with 84%, 10%, and 6% of location data points on public, tribal, and private lands, respectively.


April 12, 2018 – The Ruckel Ridge Pack was a new pack in 2017. During 2017, the pack produced at least five pups that survived to the end of the year and was counted as a breeding pair. Radio-collar data showed that they are using an area previously occupied by the Mt. Emily Pack and used an area of 221mi2 primarily in Mt. Emily WMU and 91% of location data points were on public land.


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