Oregon’s wolf population growth is slowly slowing

Oregon’s wolf population growth has slowed in recent years, with the state’s controversial predator minimum count of 178 in 2022, up from 175 in 2021 and 173 in 2020, according to state figures released Tuesday. . .

State officials noted that the state recorded a new record of 24 different packs, up from 21 in 2021, more widespread and deeper in western Oregon than ever before.

Six wolf packs now call the Cascade Mountains home, up from four last year, and signs of wolves as far west as Curry County have been reported in the Coast Ranges, though none have been officially counted this season.

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