WDFW Range Map

The Togo Pack was designated in 2017. It had two wolves at the end of 2017.

In summer 2018, Togo wolves were suspected in several livestock predations. June 2018, biologists collared an adult male wolf from the pack and confirmed at least two pups were born in the spring. In August 2018, the state began to share collar data with livestock producer in the area, who shot the black collared wolf in reported self-defense. In September, the state agency shot the injured male, whose back leg had been broken by the bullet several days previously. See below for video of the male wolf and pups from August 2018.

As of the end of 2018, the pack had only two remaining wolves and was not counted as a successful breeding pair for 2018.

Although wolves are an endangered species according to Washington law, under the Washington Wolf Plan and Wolf-Livestock Interaction Protocol, the state may kill wolves that are believed to be members of a pack that predates on livestock within a specified frequency and interval.

In July 2019, a producer in Togo Pack territory reported that he had shot and likely killed a wolf he caught in the act of attacking one of his calves.

In August 2019, the state wildlife agency again authorized lethal action against the remaining two known members of the pack, who had been implicated in further livestock predations. No wolves had been killed pursuant to this authorization as of November 2019.

In 2019, a new wolf (CTCR610) dispersed from the Strawberry Pack on tribal lands of the Colville Confederated Tribes and settled in with the Togo wolves.

No wolves were killed by the state in 2019. The 2019-2020 winter survey counted three wolves in the pack, but did not confirm pups for 2019.

Following a series of livestock predations in 2020, WDFW authorized lethal removal in the Leadpoint, Togo, and Wedge Packs. In total, three wolves were removed from the Wedge pack throughout the authorizing permit’s time-frame, but none were killed from the Togo pack after an aerial attempt via helicopter.

Current Numbers: 3

Pack Status: Designated 2017

Photos & Videos

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife – Togo Pack