Migrating wolf enters southwest Oregon November 1, 2011

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Migrating wolf enters southwest Oregon November 1, 2011 Mail Tribune

The OHA has opposed allowing wolves to establish themselves naturally in Oregon, maintaining that their potential impacts on big-game herds and the ranching industry outweigh any benefits. "Our deer and elk populations suffer enough from cougar ... It is the first wolf known to be in Western Oregon since 1946, when a wolf killed in Douglas County was the last Oregon wolf turned in under a bounty program.

On the trail of the wolf known as OR-7 November 6, 2011 Oregon, Mail Tribune
a 2006 Oregon State University study. That study concluded that Oregon could support up to 1450 wolves ... Almost half of that habitat is in the Cascades, which could support up to 600 wolves, the study concludes.... The Klamath-Siskiyou Region has about 6,500 square kilometers of potential wolf habitat, enough to support 120 wolves, ... A separate 2001 study, in contrast, estimated Oregon's potential wolf carrying capacity at 790.


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