Ore. wandering wolf OR-7 takes day trip to Calif.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon's wandering wolf, OR-7, took a day-trip into Northern California over the weekend, but came right back to the southern Cascades territory he has favored of late.
Karen Kovacs of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife says OR-7's GPS tracking collar showed he made a trip into northern Siskiyou County on Saturday, but went right back to Oregon.
His border-crossing travels are similar to those he made the last two winters. Kovacs says it appears OR-7 is following migrating deer and elk.
This spring, OR-7 will be 4 years old. He 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 sign of success. He is the first known wolf in Northern California since 1924.