Wolf sighted in Northwestern Nevada

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March 24, 2017 – A wolf from the Shasta Pack in Northern California was spotted near Fox Mountain in northwestern Nevada in early November, 2016.

Nevada Department of Wildlife personnel investigated the sighting after being alerted to a video recording of the apparent wolf. During its investigation, scat from the animal was found and sent for genetic analyses to determine if the animal was indeed a wolf. The University of Idaho’s Laboratory for Ecological, Evolutionary and Conservation Genetics recently confirmed the droppings were from a male offspring of the Shasta Pack.

While NDOW receives occasional wolf sightings from time to time, this is the first verified presence of a wolf in Nevada since 1922.<<<Read More>>>