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The Huckleberry Pack have had a series of tragic setbacks, but endure in NE Washington nevertheless. In 2012, one member was killed in a trap set for other species on the Spokane Tribe of Indians Reservations land.

In August of 2014, after wolves killed more than two dozen sheep in Stevens County, officials mistakenly shot the breeding female of the Huckleberry Pack. Wolf advocates feared the pack would dissolve without its leader.

In 2015 three members of the pack were killed legally during wolf hunting season on the Spokane Tribe of Indians Reservation lands.

In fall 2017, 52f, a collared female member of this family, dispersed to the Stranger Pack, where she was recaptured in February 2018.

As of late 2018, the family had a minimum of 8 wolves and had breeding pair status.

In June 2019, a yearling female pack member was collared. The 2019-2020 winter survey could confirm only two pack members. An adult female wolf was killed by a logging truck in the Huckleberry territory in February 2020. It is unknown whether she was one of the pack members.

In the 2020-2021 winter survey, a minimum of seven wolves were confirmed and this pack was confirmed to have one breeding pair.

Current numbers: 7

Pack status: Designated in 2012

Photos & Video

Huckleberry Pack pups, 2012. Photo courtesy of WDFW.

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife – Huckleberry Pack