Oregon ‘problem wolves’ proposal draws howls February 13, 2017

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Oregon ‘problem wolves’ proposal draws howls February 13, 2017 Register-Guard
... the state wildlife department is considering allowing members of the public — defined as licensed hunters and trappers — to kill the wolves ... proposal that wolves be eliminated for “causing major declines of ungulate populations,” such as deer and elk... environmental groups strongly oppose any public hunting of the state’s roughly 150 wolves...

     ODFW releases its 2016 Wolf Annual Report and a Draft Revised Wolf Management Plan today... ODFW counted 112 known wolves in Oregon in 2016, up two wolves from 2015. Counts are based on verified evidence (like tracks, sign, remote camera photographs, visual observations) and are considered a minimum known population. Severe winter weather made counting wolves much more challenging this year.  Surveys documented 11 packs and eight of those were breeding pairs...

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