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Morrow County

Area of Known Wolf Activity

Morrow County AKWA Map

Current Morrow County 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.  Wolves in Morrow County are currently listed as endangered under the Federal Endangered Species Act, so all management related to harassment and take of wolves west of Highway 395 is regulated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, not ODFW. 

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Fivemile Timeline

2022

April 19, 2022 – At the end of 2021, five wolves were counted in the area. They did not have two pups surviving to the end of the year so the pack will not be counted as a breeding pair.

2021

April 21, 2021 – In 2020, the Fivemile Pack produced two pups that survived to the end of the year and was counted as a breeding pair.

2020

April 15, 2020 – The radio-collared male previously from the Desolation Pair and an uncollared female have been traveling together since early 2019.  The pair produced three pups that survived to the end of the year and the Fivemile Pack was counted as a breeding pair.

2019

June 14, 2019 – A new Area of Known Wolf Activity (AKWA) has been designated by ODFW in the eastern portion of the Heppner Unit (Morrow and Umatilla Counties).  Two separate groups of two  wolves were confirmed during the winter count.  Wolves appear to continue to use the area.  At this time, it is unknown if any wolves have bred, monitoring will continue.

2018

April 12, 2018 – In January 2017, three wolves were counted in the area, but were never documented the remainder of the year. The Department continues to monitor the area for wolf activity.

2017

April 10, 2017 The intent was to name the pack after further investigation determined its use area, but the pack was not located during the spring, summer or fall of 2016.  During January 2017, three wolves were once again discovered and counted in the area. 

2016

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

This pack was discovered in January 2016 in southwestern Umatilla County.  The pack includes 2 adults, and 3 pups born in 2015, and counts as a breeding pair.  The pack will be named after further investigation determines its use area.

Previous Fivemile AKWA maps (for reference only): 12/31/2019, 06/14/2019, 01/31/2016 (pdfs)

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