The Walla Walla Pack was first discovered in 2011 very close to Oregon’s NE border with Washington. That year the pack produced at least four pups that survived to the end of the year. Of the pups confirmed in 2011, two of them – OR-10 & OR-11 – were collared in October 2011. In September 2012 more pups were confirmed and OR-10 & OR-11 were still with the pack. Eventually OR-10 dispersed into Idaho and Montana, and OR-11 went on to become the original breeding male of the Mt Emily Pack.
Three collared wolves dispersed during the 2012/2013 winter, leaving no radio-collared wolves in the pack during 2014. The pack has location data in Washington, but spent the majority of time in and denned in Oregon.
In 2015 the Walla Walla Pack produced at least four pups that survived to the end of the year. OR-34 was a female Walla Walla Pack wolf that was collared in May 2015, but later was illegally killed, leaving no radio-collared wolves in the pack.
In 2016, the pair produced at least two pups that survived to the end of the year. One female was collared and then dispersed in early 2017. In 2017 and 2018, the pack produced at least three pups that survived to the end of the year.
The pack had pups in 2019, but they were not located in the 2019-2020 winter survey. Seven pack members were confirmed, however.
Current Numbers: 7
Pack Status: Designated in January 2011.
OR-10: Female wolf that dispersed into Idaho and Montana from Oregon.
OR-11: pup of the Walla Walla Pack, dispersed and became the original breeding male of Mt Emily Pack. Radio collar stopped working in June 2013.
OR-16: OR-16 was a black male of the Walla Walla pack and was captured north of Elgin in Union County on November 1, 2012. OR-16 weighed 85 pounds at the time, and was estimated to be just over one-and- a-half- years old. About two months after this photo was taken, OR-16 was shot dead on Kirkham Ridge, Idaho on January 17, 2013. OR-16 had crossed the Snake River into the Gem State about a month earlier.
OR-34: Sub-adult, gray, female. Shot illegally in October 2015.