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The Tucannon Pack was designated in 2013. On May 1, 2016, the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife captured and radio collared the breeding female – a wolf named 058f – from the Tucannon Pack. Five days later she was found dead by WDFW staff. It is believed she died from an infection related to her capture a few days beforehand. At the time it was believed that the pack had pups 5-6 weeks old, and there were concerns expressed over their survival.

The capture and collaring of 058f came shortly after a confirmed wolf kill of a calf in Tucannon Pack territory.

With the the death of 058f, there were no radio collared wolves in the Tucannon Pack. A collar on a male wolf stopped transmitting over the winter, but reported sightings suggested the wolf was still alive.

At the end of 2016, the pack had a confirmed minimum number of 4 wolves.

In 2017, the pack had only two confirmed members and was not counted as a breeding pair.

For 2018, the pack had only a minimum count of 2, and was not confirmed as a breeding pair. The 2019-2020 winter survey detected three pack members, but pups were not confirmed for 2019.

 

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Current numbers: 3

Pack status: Designated in 2013.

Useful Links

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife – Tucannon

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