A wolf of the Wenaha Pack captured ona remote camera on U.S. Forest Service land in northern Wallowa County.

A wolf of the Wenaha Pack captured ona remote camera on U.S. Forest Service land in northern Wallowa County.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

The number of wolves in Oregon continues to grow.

In their annual count, state biologists tallied a minimum of 124 wolves last winter, an 11 percent increase.

Oregon is home to at least 12 wolf packs, 11 of which have a breeding male and female with at least two pups that survived the winter — a 38 percent increase.

“The wolf population continues to grow and expand its range in Oregon,” said Roblyn Brown, wolf coordinator for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. “This year, we also documented resident wolves in the northern part of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains for the first time.”

Read the whole story at the Statesman Journal.