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Home > Mexican Wolves > About The Project > Mexican Wolf Monthly Report: January 2015

Mexican Wolf Monthly Report: January 2015

by Mark MacAllister

Page 2 : Pack Summaries

Arizona
Bluestem Pack - In January, the Bluestem Pack continued to use its traditional territory in the central portion of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest (ASNF). Researchers documented twelve wolves in the Bluestem Pack in January. During the annual helicopter survey researchers captured and re-collared AF1042 and m1331. Wolf m1331 had a broken foot and was taken to a vet for medical treatment. Wolf f1339 has been located separately from Bluestem from most of January. On January 19, an uncollared wolf was observed traveling with f1339 during the annual helicopter survey. The uncollared wolf was captured and collared and released near f1339. The newly collared wolf is now m1394 and is considered a single wolf

Elk Horn Pack - In January, AF1294 was located within its traditional territory in the northeast portion of the ASNF in Arizona. M1342 from the Maverick Pack has continued to travel with AF1294 throughout the month. On January 18, researchers captured and re-collared M1342. The wolf was processed and released back into Elk Horn territory. On January 25, researchers obtained pictures from a trail camera of two uncollared pups associated with the Elk Horn Pack.

Hawks Nest Pack - During January, the Hawks Nest Pack was located within its traditional territory in the northcentral portion of the ASNF. On January 19, researchers captured and re-collared AF1280. AF1280 was processed and released back into the pack territory. There were two uncollared pups documented with Hawks Nest during the annual helicopter survey.

Maverick Pack - During January, the Maverick Pack traveled within its traditional territory both on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation (FAIR) and ASNF. During the annual helicopter survey researchers observed three uncollared wolves traveling with the Maverick Pack.

Rim/Maverick Pack - In January AF1305 and m1336 continued to travel together in the south-central portion of the ASNF. On January 21, researchers captured and removed AF1305 temporarily to captivity to prevent breeding between the wolf and its sibling, m1336.

Tsay o Ah Pack - During January, the Tsay o Ah Pack was located on the FAIR.

Tse ighan lige Pack - During January, the Tse ighan lige Pack was located on the FAIR.

Hoodoo Pack - In January, M1290 was located south of its typical territory and was located in the area northwest of Noble Mountain in Arizona. During the annual helicopter survey researchers observed an uncollared wolf traveling with M1290. The uncollared wolf was captured, collared and designated f1395. Wolf f1395 was then released near M1290.

Lone wolf f1332 - Wolf f1332 has remained in Arizona and has traveled the south central portion of the ASNF. During the annual helicopter survey f1332 was observed traveling with collared wolf; however the collar was not functioning. On January 21, researchers captured the wolf with the non-functioning collar and determined the wolf was M1161 who has not been observed or documented since December of 2009. M1161 was re-collared and released near f1332.

Lone wolf M1161 - On January 21, researchers captured a wolf with a non-functioning collar and determined the wolf was M1161 who has not been observed or documented since December of 2009. M1161 was re-collared and released near f1332.

New Mexico
Canyon Creek Pack - During January, AM1252 was not located. AF1246ís collar stopped functioning and the wolves have not been located since January 25.

Coronado Pack - Throughout January researchers located M1051 in south-central portions of the Gila Wilderness. Wolf mp1350 has typically been located in the northern portion of the Gila Wilderness, separate from AM1051.

Dark Canyon Pack - Throughout January, researchers located this pack within its traditional territory in the west-central portion of the Gila National Forest (GNF).

Fox Mountain Pack - During January, researchers documented the Fox Mountain Pack within its traditional territory in the northwest portion of the GNF. In January AF1212 was located dead. The incident is under investigation.

Iron Creek Pack - In January, the Iron Creek Pack continued to utilize its territory in the northern portion of the Gila Wilderness and the southern portion of the Gila National Forest.

Lava Pack - Throughout January, M1285 and F1295 have been located together traveling in the northwest portion of the Gila Wilderness.

Luna Pack - In January, AM1155, AF1115 of the Luna Pack remained in their traditional territory in the north-central portion of the GNF. Wolf m1337 continued to display dispersal behavior and was last located in early-January.

Mangas Pack - In January, M1296 traveled between the northern portion of the GNF in New Mexico and the northeastern portion of the ASNF in Arizona.

Prieto Pack - Throughout January, the Prieto Pack was located within its traditional territory in the north-central portion of the GNF. On January 25, a dead cow and a dead calf were investigated by Wildlife Services near Rainy Mesa. The cow was determined to have been killed by wolves; the depredation was assigned to members of the Prieto Pack. Wildlife Services determined the calf was a probable wolf kill.

San Mateo Pack - During January researchers located AF903 traveling with m1345 within the traditional territory of the San Mateo Pack.

Willow Springs Pack - Throughout January, researchers has located the Willow Springs Pack in its traditional territory in the north central portion of the GNF. Wolf mp1391 was not located in January and m1338 continued to display dispersal behavior, roaming throughout the GNF and into Arizona.

Lone wolf M1284 - Throughout January, M1284 was located traveling the northern-central portion of the GNF.

Lone wolf M1282 - M1282 wasnít located during January and is now considered fate unknown.

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