Biologists confirmed that a single gray wolf crossed into California’s Siskiyou County from Oregon, the first confirmed wolf presence in the state since the last known wolf was killed in Lassen County in 1924. There have been unconfirmed reports of wolves in California’s Modoc County.
Here are details from the California Department of Fish and Game:
The gray wolf that was wandering in southern Oregon has crossed the California border. According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) this animal is a 2 ½ year old male formerly from a pack in northeast Oregon. Since the animal has been collared with a Global Positioning System (GPS) device that periodically transmits its location, biologists have been able to document its travels since it was collared in February 2011.
Tracking data puts his most recent location as a few miles south of the Oregon border. It is not possible to predict his next movements which could include a return to Oregon.
I personally think this is way cool. I happen to have 5 acres of land for sale near Dorris, California, and I wonder if OR7 has passed on or near my property, which is just south of the Oregon border. I’d like to see wolves reestablished in northern California.
Do you want packs of wolves in California? Why or why not?