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

Mexican Wolf Monthly Report: December 2014

by Mark MacAllister

Page 2 : Pack Summaries

Arizona
Bluestem Pack - In December, the Bluestem Pack continued to use its traditional territory in the central portion of the Apache-Sitgreave National Forest (ASNF). Researchers documented thirteen wolves in the Bluestem Pack in December. At the beginning of the month researchers captured video of the Bluestem Pack eating a cow elk that was killed by the Maverick Pack; nine wolves from the Bluestem Pack were documented utilizing the carcass. Two wolves from Bluestem, f1339 and mp1382, have been located separate from the rest of the pack in during the month.

Elk Horn Pack - In December, AF1294 was located within its traditional territory in the northeast portion of the ASNF in Arizona. M1342 from the Maverick Pack has been traveling with AF1294 throughout the month of December.

Hawks Nest Pack - During December, the Hawks Nest Pack was located within its traditional territory in the north central portion of the ASNF.

Maverick Pack - During December, the Maverick Pack traveled within its traditional territory both on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation (FAIR) and ASNF. Wolf M1342 has left the Maverick Pack and has been traveling with AF1294 from the Elk Horn Pack. Researchers located a kill made by the Maverick Pack this month.

Rim/Maverick Pack - In December AF1305 and m1336 continued to travel together in the south-central portion of the ASNF. Genetic work is being performed to identify if these wolves are in fact siblings.

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

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

Hoodoo Pack - In December, M1290 traveled between the northern portion of the FAIR and the north portion of the ASNF. M1290 was also located as far south as Hannagen Meadows during the telemetry flight on December 22. On December 28, researchers obtained a visual on M1290 and observed the wolf by itself.

Lone wolf f1332 - Wolf f1332 has remained in Arizona and has traveled the south central portion of the ASNF.

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

Coronado Pack - Throughout December researchers located the Coronado Pack within the Gila Wilderness. Researchers hazed the Coronado wolves away from a residence in the Gila Hot Springs area on December 28 to December 31 when the wolves left the area. The Coronado Pack continues to remain within the Gila Wilderness.

Dark Canyon Pack - Throughout December, researchers located this pack within its traditional territory in the west-central portion of the GNF. On December 15, researchers located a cow elk that the Dark Canyon Pack killed and began to eat. Traps were placed near the elk carcass and mp1354 was re-captured and re-collared.

Fox Mountain Pack - During December, researchers documented AM1158, AF1212, and mp1384 of the Fox Mountain Pack within their traditional territory in the northwest portion of the GNF. A food cache has been maintained for the Fox Mountain Pack this month in an effort to prevent livestock depredations.

Iron Creek Pack - In December, 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 December, M1285 and F1295 have been located together traveling the northwest portion of the Gila Wilderness. The wolves have been together for three months and M1285 is now considered part of the Lava Pack.

Luna Pack - In December, AM1155, AF1115 of the Luna Pack remained in their 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. Wolf m1337 is displaying dispersal behavior, and has not been located with the Luna Pack in December. Although in recent months single M1284 has occasionally been located with members of its natal pack, it remained separate during December.

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

Prieto Pack - Throughout December, the Prieto Pack was located within its traditional territory in the north-central portion of the GNF. A food cache was maintained into December in an effort to prevent livestock depredations.

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

Willow Springs Pack - Throughout December, researchers have located the Willow Springs Pack in its traditional territory in the north central portion of the GNF. Wolf mp1391 was not located in December and m1338 displayed dispersal behavior and roamed throughout the GNF during the month. A food cache was maintained for this pack into December to prevent livestock depredations.

Lone wolf M1284 - Throughout December, M1284 was located traveling the west-central portion of the GNF.

Lone wolf M1282 - M1282 was not located in December.

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