UNION & BAKER COUNTIES – ODFW have confirmed three additional wolf depredations in Northeast Oregon, specifically within Union and Baker Counties. The first incident occurred in the Johnson Creek area of Union County on public land and was investigated on October 31. The attack resulted in the death of a single seven-month-old calf, with the Ukiah Pack confirmed to be responsible.
The second incident occurred in the Burnt River area of Baker County on Private land and was also investigated on October 31. The attack resulted in three injured calves between five-to-eight-months-old, with an as of yet unnamed group of wolves in the Sumpter Wolf Management Unit confirmed to be responsible.
The last incident occurred in the Pyles Canyon area of Union County on Private land and was investigated on November 1. The attack also resulted in the dead of a single seven-month-old calf, with the Fraizer Mountain Pack confirmed to be responsible.
Going forward, ODFW have stated that public wolf reports will no longer include livestock depredations that have been confirmed to not have been caused by wolves or where the responsible animal cannot be determined. Probable and confirmed wolf depredations will still be published as normal. ODFW stated this is to help livestock producers stay aware of areas with a high risk of wolf attacks, while eliminating reports that do not provide this information.