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At least one wolf confirmed in a new part of Oregon

[large thumbnail url=”at-least-one-wolf-confirmed-in-a-new-part-of-oregon” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”08″] [thumbnail icon url=”at-least-one-wolf-confirmed-in-a-new-part-of-oregon” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”08″] Mark Kirsch is the Umatilla District wildlife biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. He said more than one Northern Rocky Mountain gray wolf has settled in the Walla Walla River/Mill Creek system.

“When we say more than one wolf, I think we’re pretty confident we have no less than three,” Kirsch said.

Sources close to the East Oregonian revealed other ODFW officials asserted it was definitely three wolves. Those sources also said the state wildlife agency was contacting elected officials, cattle and sheep ranches and other “stakeholders” rather than first releasing information about the wolves to news agencies or the general public.

No matter how many wolves are in the county, Kirsch said it’s too early to define what kind of “social formation” these wolves are in…

Read more from eastoregonian.com: Wolf pack confirmed in Umatilla Co.

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