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Livestock Toll Rises From Descendants Of OR-7

Oregon Fish & Wildlife
OR-7 captured by trail camera in 2014.

It all started with OR-7, the famous radio-collared wolf nicknamed "Journey." He was the first wolf documented to reside west of the Cascades, and soon he found a mate, and had pups, and that became the Rogue Pack.

Now OR-7 is believed dead, and his descendants are making enemies of ranchers for their attacks on cattle, primarily in Klamath County.

The Working Circle Initiative aims to head off conflicts between wolves and livestock by bringing all the human parties together to find solutions. WCI recently became part of Defenders of Wildlife.

We welcome WCI manager Karin Vardaman and Defenders Northwest Representative Zoë Hanley to the JX.

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