Mexican Wolf Monthly Report: June 2015
by Mark MacAllister
: Pack Summaries
Bluestem Pack - In June, the Bluestem Pack continued to use its traditional territory in the central portion of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest (ASNF). Wolf m1331 has been documented dispersing from the Bluestem Pack and has been located far to the east in New Mexico. Researchers have documented denning behavior from AF1042 during May. In June AF1042ís collar failed. Bluestem wolves F1333, m1382, m1404 and f1405 have been located in the vicinity during the month. Researchers continued the predation study during the month of June with the Bluestem Pack.
Elk Horn Pack - In June, the Elk Horn Pack began making broader movements within its traditional territory in the northeast portion of the ASNF. Researchers are now trying to determine whether or not the pack has pups.
Hawks Nest Pack - In June, the Hawks Nest Pack was located within its traditional territory in the north central portion of the ASNF. Researchers are currently conducting a predation study involving the Hawks Nest Pack which commenced in June. On June 21, researchers received a report that the Hawks Nest Pack was close to livestock. The wolves were scared away and did not return. No wolf-killed livestock have been found while researchers have been conducting this summerís predation study.
Marble Pack - Researchers continues to document a male wolf with a non-functioning radio collar traveling with F1340 in the northwest-central portion of the ASNF. F1340 continues to display denning behavior during this month.
Maverick Pack - During June, the Maverick Pack traveled within its traditional territory both on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation (FAIR) and the ASNF. Wolf f1335 has been located separate from the Maverick Pack in May and has continued to travel with M1338 in the southern portion of the ASNF. Researchers have not documented denning behavior from the Maverick Pack this year.
Panther Creek Pack - Researchers have documented denning behavior from the Panther Creek Pack. This pack consists of two adult wolves and has been located in the east-central portion of the ASNF throughout June.
Rim Pack - In June, AF1305 has remained in the traditional Rim Pack territory in the southern portion of the ASNF.
Tsay o Ah Pack - During June, the Tsay o Ah Pack was located on the FAIR.
Hoodoo Pack - In June, M1290 was in the area north-central portion of the ASNF. Researchers have documented M1290 localizing in one area. Researchers are currently trying to confirm if M1290 has a den and pups.
Single wolf M1161 - In June, M1161 traveled back and forth from the ASNF and the San Carlos Apache Reservation (SCAR).
Coronado Pack - In June, researchers located AM1051 in south-central portions of the Gila Wilderness.
Dark Canyon Pack - In June, researchers located this pack within its traditional territory in the west-central portion of the Gila National Forest (GNF). Researchers continue to document denning behavior in this pack during the month.
Fox Mountain Pack - In June, researchers documented the Fox Mountain Pack within its traditional territory in the northwest portion of the GNF. Currently the only functioning collar in the Fox Mountain Pack is on m1396. Researchers attempted to trap other members of the Fox Mountain Pack this month to collar more wolves with m1396, but efforts were unsuccessful.
Iron Creek Pack - In June, the Iron Creek Pack continued to utilize its territory in the northern portion of the Gila Wilderness and in the southern portion of the Gila National Forest. Researchers counted five pups produced by the Iron Creek Pack this month.
Lava Pack - In June, the Lava Pack was located in its traditional territory in the northwest portion of the Gila Wilderness. Researchers have documented denning behavior with this pack. A diversionary food cache has been set up and maintained to potentially prevent livestock depredations by the Lava Pack.
Luna Pack - In June, AM1155 remained in the Luna Pack territory in the north-central portion of the GNF. Researchers have not documented any denning activity from the Luna Pack this month. AF1115ís collar has failed and m1398 has been traveling separate from AM1155 during the month of June.
Mangas Pack - In June, M1296 traveled within the northern portion of the GNF in New Mexico and east of the Gila National Forest boundary.
Prieto Pack - In June, the Prieto Pack was located within its traditional territory in the north-central portion of the GNF. A food cache is being maintained for this pack to potentially prevent livestock depredations.
San Mateo Pack - During June, researchers located AF903 traveling with M1345 within the traditional San Mateo Pack territory. No denning behavior has been documented from this pack during this month.
Willow Springs Pack - Throughout June, researchers located the Willow Springs Pack in its traditional territory in the north central portion of the GNF.
Single wolf M1284 - Wolf M1284 was located twice in late June. On both occasions the wolf was located southwest of Eckleberger Hill.
Single wolf M1338 - Throughout June, M1338 was located traveling in the central portion of the ASNF with f1335 from the Maverick Pack.
Single wolf mp1350 - Throughout June, mp1350 traveled within the GNF in New Mexico.
: Mortalities and Depredation Incidents
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