In early 2008, state wildlife officials confirmed the presence of a younger female wolf in northeastern Oregon near the Eagle Cap Wilderness. A radio-tracking collar she’d been wearing since 2006 confirmed that she had migrated from a pack near Boise, Idaho. (She’s pictured in the photo above—an aerial shot taken by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. You can see a video of her here.)
Apparently, she’s been doing well for herself in Oregon. Last week, ODFW captured excellent video footage of her in the rugged Imnaha region in the northeast corner of the state. She’s now the alpha wolf in an unusually large pack of 10 animals, including what appears to be a large number of pups.
The return of wolves to Oregon seems to be happening at the same pace as their return to Washington, where wolves have now been confirmed in at least two separate locations.