traveled from the south end of Shasta County all the way to the northern
boundary with Siskiyou. He then traveled approximately 42 more miles
north/northwest and is now in northeast Siskiyou County."
OR7, who is 2
1/2 years old and presumably looking for a mate, gained fame months ago as he
trekked in a southerly direction the length of Oregon, and especially when he
crossed into California.
The wolf is wearing a GPS unit on its collar, and while its position can be
tracked, there is only one known image of the
animal, captured last Nov. 1 via trail cam in southern Oregon (see image
OR7 is from the Imnaha wolf pack in
northeastern Oregon. His brother was shot and killed on
Feb. 2 in Idaho by a hunter with an invalid tag.
Some states allow the
hunting of wolves as a means of wildlife management.
In California wolves
are protected under the Endangered Species Act.
-- Image is believed to be that of OR7, photographed via trail-cam on
Nov. 1 in southern Oregon.