After public reports of wolves in the area, the pack was discovered in 2017. The pair produced at least four pups that survived to the end of the year. In 2018, the pack produced at least three pups that survived to the end of the year. This pack members are all uncollared, after OR64 dispersed in April 2018.

In 2019, the pair raised at least two pups that were counted in the 2019-2020 winter survey. In April 2020, an Oregon rancher legally shot a wolf that was believed to be a member of this pack. In eastern Oregon, a landowner may legally shoot a wolf caught in the act of chasing, biting, or wounding livestock.

The 2020-2021 winter survey did not detect any pups and the pack was not counted as a breeding pair. ODFW reported radio-collar location data with a 459 square mile use area for the pack: 70% of location data points located on public lands and 30% on private lands.

Current Numbers: 6

Status: Designated in 2017


Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife – The Middle Fork Pack