OR-7: In 2009, a male wolf was born into northeastern Oregon’s Imnaha Pack and later collared by ODFW in February 2011. In September 2011, OR-7 dispersed from his pack and crossed into Siskiyou County in December 2011. In 2012 and part of 2013, he traveled through Butte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, and Tehama counties before returning to Oregon in April 2013 to form the Rogue Pack. Three of his offspring (OR-54, the original breeding male of the Lassen Pack, and a female detected in 2017 eastern Siskiyou County) have been detected in California over the years. ODFW reported OR-7’s absence from the Rogue Pack in late 2019 and his status is unknown.
CA10F: A female wolf who was tracked in eastern Siskiyou County about 20 miles from the Oregon border in January 2017. Genetic analysis of her scat determined she was born into the Rogue Pack in Oregon in 2014 and is a littermate of CA08M, the breeding male of the Lassen Pack. Her current location is unknown.
OR-25: A male wolf who was radio-collared in May 2014, and dispersed from the Imnaha Pack in March 2015. During his dispersal, OR-25 traveled through the Columbia Basin, Southern Blue Mountains, and Northern and Central Cascade Mountains. Since the end of May 2015, he used an area in the Sprague and Silver Lake Units in Klamath County, Oregon. Starting in mid-December 2015 and on into spring of 2016, OR-25 crossed the border repeatedly into California, spending some of his time in Klamath County in Oregon, and other time roaming within California’s Modoc and Lassen Counties. In October 2017, OR-25 was found dead near Fort Klamath, Oregon. A law enforcement investigation into his death remains open and the case unsolved.
OR-54: A female wolf wearing an Oregon tracking collar, she crossed into eastern Siskiyou County in January 2018. She too was born into the Rogue Pack, likely in 2016. She went back to Oregon twice, visited Nevada once, toured at least 9 California counties and traveled 8,712 total miles! She was known as a disperser, searching but not settling. Sadly, her body was found on February 5, 2020 in Shasta County, CA. Her death is under investigation by wildlife officials.
OR-44: A male, born into Oregon’s Chesnimnus Pack in 2016. He crossed the Oregon border into eastern Siskiyou County in March 2018. His collar failed in May 2018, while he was in Siskiyou County. His current location is unknown.
OR-59: A young (1.5 year) male wolf, who entered Modoc County from Oregon in December 2018. A week later, Oregon wildlife officers notified CDFW that OR-59’s collar was emitting a mortality signal; he was found dead shortly thereafter. His death is currently the subject of a criminal investigation.
OR-93: Born in 2019, OR-93 was collared in June 2020 and dispersed from the White River Pack in northern Oregon. In January of 2021, he entered Modoc County, briefly returned to Oregon, then re-entered Modoc County before travelling through Lassen, Plumas, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, and Calaveras counties before entering Alpine County. Continuing his journey, OR-93 entered Mono County later in February. In March, he was observed in western Tuolomne County, Fresno County, then San Benito County after crossing Highway 99 and I-5. In early April, he was in Monterey County and San Luis Obispo County before his last collar transmission on April 5. This historic journey included at least 935 air miles, a minimum average of 16 air miles per day! In mid-May, a trail camera in Kern County detected a wolf likely to be OR-93, and in late September there were eyewitness sightings of a wolf that appeared to be OR-93 in northern Ventura County.
OR-103: Born in 2019 or 2020, a wolf of unknown pack origin was observed in northeastern Siskiyou County from May to September of 2021.
Uncollared black wolf: A black wolf occasionally seen traveling near the Lassen Pack. It has been seen with members of the pack but also traveling solo in Lassen territory. Preliminary genetic analysis of scats suggests it is male and unrelated to the Lassen and Shasta packs. Additional analysis is pending.
Uncollared black wolf: A second unknown black wolf, this one was photographed by private trail cameras in northern Lassen County and in southern Modoc County in April 2018. Likely the same wolf was then photographed in by another private trail camera in northern Lassen County in both August and September 2018. In September, CDFW observed what appeared to be wolf tracks nearby in southern Modoc County. CDFW is working to obtain further info on this wolf.
Additional uncollared wolves: According to CDFW’s October 2021 Known Wolves Report, uncollared dispersed wolves have been reported since 2017. Detections include:
- Siskiyou County, January 2017: a female wolf from the Rogue Pack
- Lassen County, October 2017: a male wolf from Oregon’s Meacham Pack
- Modoc County, May 2020: a male wolf related to Oregon’s former Walla Walla Pack