New wolf pack located in Blewett Pass Mission Ridge area.

Naneum wolf pack

WENATCHEE, WA.-Washington State Fish and Wildlife confirms a new wolf pack has been identified in an area that includes Chelan and Kittitas Counties. The agency released its annual wolf population report on Friday. The report says there is one breeding pair of wolves living in the Naneum Ridge area between Blewett Pass and Mission Ridge.

Naneum wolf pack

WDFW biologist Ben Maletzke says the predators were observed north of Ellensburg but he said they probably travel into Chelan County to hunt.

The report also says the wolf packs in the North Cascades recovery area, which includes Chelan County, has three successful breeding pairs. The report also revealed the first wolf pack in Western Washington was confirmed in Skagit County with the discovery of a breeding male and female. The agency says the State’s wolf population remained healthy in 2018 and increased to 126 animals.

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