Montana biologists have tracked a wolf with a GPS collar that traveled more than 2,000 miles

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Born into the Snake River pack in northeast Oregon, in March 2013 the subadult was the 18th wolf captured and fitted with a collar by Oregon
Fish and Wildlife biologists.

The young wolf picked up and left its pack earlier this year, probably to search out a new home and find a mate. It traveled through Idaho before
making its way over the divide and into the Big Hole Valley in May.

There is a bit of very sad news that goes with this remarkable story about how far a wild wolf will range. You see after making that incredible long
journey to find a new home and mate…Someone kill him.

On Saturday, May 31, OR-18 was illegally shot from a road between Sawmill and Ambrose saddles in upper Haacke Creek in the Burnt Fork area of
the Bitterroot Valley, east of Stevensville.

Truly sad.

Anyway the story is about how Oregon is tracking their native wolf population and how five of these wolves have left home, moving into Idaho Montana
Wyoming and one covered the 2000 miles and made it to here in Colorado. Sadly they report all five of these guys have since died but I find it
remarkable that a wolf could cover so much ground in so little time!

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