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Area of Known Wolf Activity

South Snake Pack

Current South Snake 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 South Snake AKWA maps (for reference only)

South Snake Wolf
South Snake Wolf
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April 21, 2021 – In 2020, the South Snake Pack produced two pups that survived to the end of the year and was counted as a breeding pair.  Radio-collar data showed a 275 mi² use area with 98% of location data points on public lands and 2% on private lands.


April 15, 2020 – Reproduction was not confirmed in 2019 and the group was not counted as a breeding pair.


April 8, 2019 – In 2018, a new pair produced four pups that survived to the end of the year and was counted as a breeding pair.  It is unknown if these wolves are related to the wolves of the previous South Snake Pack.


April 10, 2017 Reproduction was not confirmed in 2016 and the pack was not counted as a breeding pair.  There were no radio-collars in the pack during 2016 and the pack was not located during the spring, summer or fall.  Three wolves were located in the southern portion of the use area during January 2017, but at this time it is unknown if they are resident new wolves or part of the South Snake Pack.


March 4, 2016 – From the 2015 Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Annual Report

This pack was discovered in early 2015 in the northeastern portion of the Pine Creek Unit.  The pack produced at least 2 pups that survived to the end of 2015 and qualifies as a breeding pair.  A female wolf was radio-collared in June.


July, 2015 – Remote camera photographs taken near the end of March, 2015 showed six wolves in the pack with at least 2 pups born in 2014. This was the evidence needed to confirm the South Snake pack as a breeding pair for 2014.

February 25, 2015 – Summary from 2014 Annual Report:

Evidence of wolf activity in the south Snake River Unit began as early as August 2014 and information of repeated use of this area (by wolves other than the Snake River Pack or the Imnaha Pack) was later documented in January 2015.  Although evidence of at least two wolves was confirmed, little is known of these new wolves at the time of this report.

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