Tucannon Pack range map, courtesy of WDFW.

On May 1st 2015 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 have been 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 are no radio collared wolves in the Tucannon Pack. A collar on a male wolf stopped transmitting over the winter, but reported sightings suggest the wolf is still alive.

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Current numbers: 4

Pack status: Designated in 2013.

Useful Links

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife – Tucannon