Oregon wolf count shows record number of known wolves, 10 percent bump over prior count

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A record number of wolves are roaming the forests and fields of Oregon, 20 years after the species returned to the state.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reported Monday that the number of known wolves in Oregon at the end of 2018 was 137, a 10% increase over the previous year. There are likely even more wolves because not all individuals or packs are located during the winter count.

Sixteen packs – defined as four or more wolves traveling together in winter – were documented during the count, up from 12 packs in 2017.<<<Read More>>>