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

Mexican Wolf Monthly Report: February 2015

by Mark MacAllister

Page 2 : Pack Summaries

Arizona
Bluestem Pack - In February, the Bluestem Pack continued to use its traditional territory in the central portion of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest (ASNF). Wolf f1339 continues to travel separate from the pack with single wolf m1394 and has been located on the San Carlos Apache Reservation (SCAR) for most of February. In February researchers observed f1340 separate from the Bluestem Pack and traveling with another collared wolf. The pair was observed south of Greens Peak in Arizona. Unfortunately the collar on the wolf traveling with f1340 is not functioning. Researchers have started the predation study for Winter 2015 and have been investigating GPS clusters associated with the Bluestem Pack.

Elk Horn Pack - In February, AF1294 and M1342 were located within their traditional territory in the northeast portion of the ASNF in Arizona.

Hawks Nest Pack - In February, the Hawks Nest Pack was located within its traditional territory in the north central portion of the ASNF. For the 2015 winter predation study researchers started investigating GPS clusters associated with the Hawks Nest Pack.

Maverick Pack - During February, the Maverick Pack traveled within its traditional territory both on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation (FAIR) and ASNF. Wolf m1336 has been located separate from Maverick and was traveling with its sibling AF1305. Wolf m1336 was captured during the end-of-the-year helicopter operation and removed to captivity temporarily to prevent the wolf from breeding with its sibling and to facilitate pair-bonding with a genetically valuable captive female.

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

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

Hoodoo Pack - In February, M1290 was located south of its traditional territory and also in the area northwest of Noble Mountain and west of Nutrioso in Arizona.

Lone wolf f1332 - In February f1332 was located dead in Arizona. The incident is under investigation.

Lone wolf M1161 - In February M1161 was located traveling with f1332 in the east-central portion of the ASNF. After the death of f1332 this month, M1161 has been traveling back and forth between New Mexico and Arizona.

Lone wolf m1394 - In February, this wolf was located traveling with f1339 from the Bluestem Pack. Both wolves were located on the SCAR throughout February.

New Mexico
Canyon Creek Pack - During February, AM1252 and AF1246 have not been located.

Coronado Pack - In February researchers located AM1051 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 and is now considered a single wolf.

Dark Canyon Pack - Throughout February, researchers located this pack within its traditional territory in the west-central portion of the Gila National Forest (GNF). During the helicopter operation researchers captured and collared mp1347. Wolf mp1347 is one of two cross-fostered pups from the summer of 2014.

Fox Mountain Pack - During February, researchers documented the Fox Mountain Pack within its traditional territory in the northwest portion of the GNF. During the helicopter operation researchers captured and re-collared AM1158 and an uncollared wolf pup. The wolf pup was designated mp1396, processed and released back into the Fox Mountain Pack territory.

Iron Creek Pack - In February, 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 February, M1285 and F1295 were located together traveling in the northwest portion of the Gila Wilderness. M1285 was captured during the helicopter operation and was re-collared and released back into the Lava Pack territory.

Luna Pack - In February, AM1155, AF1115 of the Luna Pack remained in their traditional territory in the north-central portion of the GNF. During the helicopter operation researchers captured AF1115 and an uncollared wolf pup. AF1115 was re-collared and released back into Luna Pack territory, and the uncollared pup was processed, designated mp1398 and released back into Luna Pack territory. In February, researchers began investigating location clusters associated with the Luna Pack for the Winter 2015 predation study. Wolf m1337 has not been located during the month of February.

Mangas Pack - In February, M1296 traveled within the northern portion of the GNF in New Mexico and east of the Gila National Forest boundary. Several times in February this wolf was located in close proximity to the San Mateo Pack.

Prieto Pack - Throughout February, the Prieto Pack was located within its traditional territory in the north-central portion of the GNF. During the end-of-the-year helicopter operation AF1251 was captured, re-collared and released back into Prieto Pack territory.

San Mateo Pack - During February, researchers located AF903 traveling with M1345 within the traditional territory of the San Mateo Pack. During the end-of-the-year helicopter operation researchers captured an uncollared pup associated with the San Mateo Pack. The wolf was designated fp1399 and released back into the San Mateo Pack territory.

Willow Springs Pack - Throughout February, researchers located the Willow Springs Pack in its traditional territory in the north central portion of the GNF. Wolf mp1391 has not been located for three months and is now considered fate unknown.

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

Lone wolf M1338 - Throughout February, M1338 was located traveling in the central portion of the ASNF. M1388 has been located separate from its pack for three months and is now considered a single wolf.

Lone wolf mp1350 - Throughout February, mp1350 has been located in the northern portion of the Gila Wilderness. Wolf mp1350 has been located separately from AM1051 for three months and is now considered a single wolf.

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