Wandering gray wolf leaves California, returns to Oregon

Less than a year after being pulled off the Endangered Species Act (ESA), gray wolves (Canis lupus) in the western U.S. are facing an onslaught of hunting. The hunting season for wolves has just closed in Montana with 160 individuals killed, around 75 percent of 220-wolf kill quota for the state. In neighboring Idaho, where 298 wolves have been killed so far, the season extends until June. In other states—Oregon, Washington, California, and Utah—wolf hunting is not yet allowed, and the species is still under federal protection in Wyoming.

Wandering gray wolf leaves California, returns to Oregon

The young male, the first wild wolf recorded in California since the 1920s, is believed to have traveled in excess of 2,000 miles since leaving his home pack in northeastern Oregon last fall.The ...

Sat 3 Mar 12 from L.A. Times

California Gray Wolf First Since 1924

Two-and-a-half year-old OR7 is the first wolf observed in California since 1924.

Wed 29 Feb 12 from Discovery.com

Wolf tracked through Calif. wilderness

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- A wolf being tracked in California has traveled more than 1,000 miles in the state's wilderness areas in search of a mate and a new home, officials say.

Wed 29 Feb 12 from UPI

Over 450 wolves shot dead in Idaho, Montana to date

Less than a year after being pulled off the Endangered Species Act (ESA), gray wolves (Canis lupus) in the western U.S. are facing an onslaught of hunting. The hunting season for wolves has ...

Mon 27 Feb 12 from Mongabay.com

Lone Wolf's Historic Trek Provokes Questions and Concerns

OR7, the lone gray wolf from a pack in Oregon, crossed back into his home state yesterday after two months of wandering in Northern California. With OR7's arrival, California has been thrown ...

Fri 2 Mar 12 from QUEST Community Science Blog

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