Wandering wolf drops by Jackson County in S. Ore.



MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s wandering wolf remains in the southern Cascade Range, but has hit another county.

The Mail Tribune newspaper (http://bit.ly/uv6tpv ) reported Tuesday that the radio tracking collar on OR-7 shows he left Klamath County and crossed into Jackson County somewhere east Butte Falls.

The wolf was born in Wallowa County in the northeastern corner of the state to the Imnaha pack. It has traveled more than 300 miles and gone through 10 counties since leaving home Sept. 10, apparently in search of a mate and a new territory.

It is the first known wolf in southwestern Oregon since 1946, when the state’s last wolf was shot for bounty on the Umpqua National Forest in Douglas County.


Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/