PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon's noted wandering wolf has been staying put of late.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says a GPS tracking collar shows OR-7 has spent the summer in a forested area of the southern Cascades in southeastern Jackson County and southwestern Klamath County.
Spokeswoman Michelle Dennehy says that suggests the 3-year-old male wolf has found favorable habitat, with deer and elk for food. She adds there have been no reports of OR-7 attacking cattle.
Now 3 years old, OR-7 lit out from northeast Oregon in September 2011 on a quest for a mate that has taken him more than 3,000 miles, with no signs of success.
Before this summer, he roamed deep into Northern California, but now seems to be settled in his home state.