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Home > Mexican Wolves > About The Project > Mexican Wolf Monthly Report: November 2014

Mexican Wolf Monthly Report: November 2014

by Mark MacAllister

Page 2 : Pack Summaries

Arizona
Bluestem Pack - In November, the Bluestem Pack continued to use its traditional territory in the central portion of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest (ASNF). Researchers documented thirteen wolves in the Bluestem pack during November. On November 1, Wildlife Services investigated a dead cow south of Middle Mountain in Arizona. The investigation determined that the cow was killed by wolves. The depredation was assigned to the adults and juveniles in the Bluestem Pack.

Elk Horn Pack - In November, AF1294 was located within its traditional territory in the northeast portion of the ASNF in Arizona. During November researchers documented two uncollared pups traveling with AF1294, indicating that the Elk Horn Pack currently consists of three wolves.

Hawks Nest Pack - During November, the Hawks Nest Pack was located within their traditional territory in the north-central portion of the ASNF. Researchers documented the Hawks Nest Pack consisting of two adults and three pups in November.

Maverick Pack - During November, the Maverick Pack traveled within their traditional territory both on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation (FAIR) and ASNF. During the early part of November m1336 left the Maverick Pack and began traveling with Rim AF1305 within the Rim Pack traditional territory. M1342 began making dispersal movements this month. The wolf was located near Eagle Peak in New Mexico during the first part of November. M1342 then returned to the Maverick Pack and has been located with the Maverick Pack at the end of November.

Rim/Maverick Pack - In November, AM1107 was found dead in Arizona. The incident is under investigation. Since that time, m1336 from the Maverick Pack has been documented several times traveling with AF1305 in November. AF1305 and m1336 were located together in the south-central portion of the ASNF throughout November.

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

Tse ighan lige Pack - During November, M1249 was located on the FAIR.

Hoodoo Pack - In November, M1290 traveled between the northern portion of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation (FAIR) and the north portion of the ASNF. Researchers were able to confirm that a second uncollared wolf is still traveling with M1290 this month.

Lone wolf f1332 - Wolf f1332 has remained in Arizona and has traveled the south-central portion of the ASNF. During the yearly population counts, researchers found tracks of a second wolf traveling with f1332.

New Mexico
Canyon Creek Pack - During November, researchers located these wolves within their traditional territory in the central portion of the Gila National Forest (GNF).

Coronado Pack - Throughout November researchers located the Coronado Pack within the Gila Wilderness. On November 27 and 29, researchers investigated several nuisance reports concerning the Coronado Pack in the vicinity of Gila Hot Springs. The pack was closely monitored and hazed through the end of the month. The Coronado Pack continues to remain within the Gila Wilderness.

Dark Canyon Pack - Throughout November, researchers located this pack within its traditional territory in the west-central portion of the GNF.

Fox Mountain Pack - During November, researchers documented AM1158, AF1212, and mp1384 of the Fox Mountain Pack within its traditional territory in the northwest portion of the GNF. Wolf m1345 has been documented repeatedly with AF903 from the San Mateo Pack. A food cache has been maintained for the Fox Mountain Pack this month in an effort to prevent livestock depredations.

Iron Creek Pack - In November, 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 - Through November, M1282 has not been located. F1295 has been located with, or in close proximity to, M1285 in the Gila Wilderness.

Luna Pack - In November, AM1155, AF1115, and m1337 of the Luna Pack remained in its traditional territory in the north-central portion of the GNF. Researchers have maintained a food cache for the Luna Pack in an effort to prevent livestock depredations. M1284 has been exhibiting dispersing behavior and has only been located with the other members of the Luna Pack once this month.

Mangas Pack - In November, the Mangas Pack utilized the area in the northeastern portion of the GNF.

Prieto Pack - Throughout November, the Prieto Pack was located within its traditional territory in the north-central portion of the GNF. On November 9, fp1392 was caught and collared. A food cache has been maintained for the Prieto Pack in an effort to prevent livestock depredations.

San Mateo Pack - During November researchers have located AF903 within the traditional San Mateo territory travelling with m1345 originally from the Fox Mountain Pack. M1282 has not been located during November.

Willow Springs Pack - Throughout November researchers have located the Willow Springs Pack in its traditional territory in the north-central portion of the GNF. Researchers documented nine wolves in the Willow Springs Pack during November. A food cache has been maintained for this pack to prevent livestock depredations.

Lone wolf M1254 - In October, a wolf believed to be M1254 was recovered dead in New Mexico. The incident is under investigation.

Lone wolf M1284 - Throughout November, M1284 was located with its natal pack, the Luna Pack, in the north-central portion of the GNF.

Lone wolf M1285 - In November, M1285 was located with F1295, from the Lava Pack, within the Gila Wilderness.

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