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Statewide survey finds four new wolf packs, more breeding pairs

Statewide survey finds four new wolf packs, more breeding pairs

The Loup Loup gray wolf pack, confirmed last November, is one of four new packs identified in Washington last year as part of an annual survey of wolves throughout the state. Named for its territory around the Loup Loup Pass, the pack is believed…
WSU study shows wolves’ favorite prey is deer — but moose are also on the menu

WSU study shows wolves’ favorite prey is deer — but moose are also on the menu

An ongoing, state-funded study of interactions between wolves and livestock shows that — no big surprise — wolves primarily eat deer, according to a researcher involved in field studies conducted over the past two summers. The study is documenting, among other things, the types and numbers of animals killed and eaten by wolves …
Another gray wolf pack identified in Methow Valley

Another gray wolf pack identified in Methow Valley

The Methow Valley is now home to two gray wolf packs, with a new pack confirmed to be living in territory that includes Loup Loup Pass. State and federal wildlife officials last week confirmed the presence of the gray wolf pack and said it will be designated the Loup Loup …
WSU study tracks movements of Lookout Pack wolves

WSU study tracks movements of Lookout Pack wolves

By Ann McCreary The breeding female gray wolf of the Lookout Pack was captured and fitted with a radio collar earlier this summer, allowing biologists and researchers to track the pack’s movements. The Lookout Pack is once again being studied this summer, along with six other gray wolf packs in the state, in a multi-year...
State’s gray wolf population is on the rise

State’s gray wolf population is on the rise

Washington’s gray wolf population now numbers 68 wolves, an increase of 16 wolves during the past year, according to an annual survey conducted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
After fires, one pup survives in Lookout Pack

After fires, one pup survives in Lookout Pack

By Ann McCreary

Last summer’s wildfire appears to have taken a toll on Lookout Pack gray wolves, leaving only one surviving pup from this year’s litter. “The fire burned over what we thought was the original den or …

Methow cattle ranchers take part in WSU wolf study

Methow cattle ranchers take part in WSU wolf study

By Ann McCreary
Cattle ranchers Shauna and Dave Hicks said they had “mixed feelings” when they were asked to participate this summer in research investigating conflicts between wolves and livestock, funded by the Washington state Legislature. “As most ranchers would say, the less …
Lookout Pack wolf pup apparent victim of fires

Lookout Pack wolf pup apparent victim of fires

A Lookout Pack wolf pup was apparently the victim of this summer’s wildfires in mountains near the Methow Valley. Researchers conducting a study into wolf/livestock conflicts found the remains of a wolf pup a few weeks ago. The researchers have been monitoring the location of the Lookout Pack via a radio collar on one of...
Collared gray wolf will help statewide study

Collared gray wolf will help statewide study

By Ann McCreary
A female gray wolf in the Lookout Pack has been captured and fitted with a radio collar, enabling biologists and researchers …
Methow will be part of wolf research program

Methow will be part of wolf research program

By Ann McCreary
The Methow Valley will be included in a research program that will investigate non-lethal interventions to reduce conflicts between livestock and wolves. The Lookout Pack is one of six packs in eastern Washington that will …