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

Mexican Wolf Monthly Report: October 2014

by Mark MacAllister

Page 2 : Pack Summaries

Arizona
Bluestem Pack - In October, the Bluestem Pack continued to use its traditional territory in the central portion of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest (ASNF). On October 20, researchers observed eleven wolves in the Bluestem Pack near Sierra Blanca Lake. The wolves were observed feeding on a dead cow elk.

Elk Horn Pack - In October, AF1294 continued to be located within its traditional territory in the northeast portion of the ASNF in Arizona. No other significant events occurred involving this pack during October.

Hawks Nest Pack - During October, the Hawks Nest Pack was located within its traditional territory in the north-central portion of the ASNF. No other significant events occurred involving this pack during October.

Maverick Pack - On October 30, researchers caught and recollared M1342. The previous collar on M1342 had failed and needed to be replaced. During October the Maverick Pack was located within its traditional territory both on the FAIR and ASNF.

Rim Pack - In October, the Rim Pack was located in the south-central portion of the ASNF. Researchers attempted to trap a single pup associated with the pack and AM1107 to replace the collar, but were unsuccessful.

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

Hoodoo Pack - In October, M1290 traveled between the northern portion of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation (FAIR) and the northern portion of the ASNF. No other significant events occurred involving this pack during October.

Lone wolf M1249 - On October 12, researchers caught and collared a juvenile female wolf on the FAIR. The wolf was collared, designated f1388 and released on site. Wolf f1388 has remained on the FAIR.

Lone wolf f1389 - On October 14, researchers caught and collared a juvenile female wolf on the FAIR. The wolf was collared, designated f1389 and released on site. Wolf f1389 has remained on the FAIR.

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

Coronado Pack - On October 18, researchers captured AM1051 in the Gila Wilderness. The wolf was released on site. On October 19, researchers captured and collared mp1350. The wolf pup was released on site. The Coronado Pack continues to remain within the Gila Wilderness.

Dark Canyon Pack - Throughout October, researchers located this pack within its traditional territory in the west-central portion of the GNF. Researchers monitored the Dark Canyon Pack closely in October for opportunities to collar pups; however, no capture operations were conducted.

Fox Mountain Pack - During October, researchers documented the Fox Mountain Pack within its 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 October, 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.

Lava Pack - During October, the Lava Pack has remained separate from each other. Through early-October, M1282 has been located with its natal pack, the San Mateo Pack. F1295 has been located with, or in close proximity to, single M1285 in the Gila Wilderness throughout October.

Luna Pack - In October, 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.

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

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

San Mateo Pack - During October AM1157 was located dead in New Mexico. The incident is under investigation. M1282 has not been located during the second half of October. On October 30, M1345, originally from the Fox Mountain Pack, was located traveling with AF903.

Willow Springs Pack - On October 20, researchers captured and collared an uncollared female pup from the Willow Springs Pack. The pup was collared, designated fp1390 and released on site. On October 21, researchers captured and collared a male subadult from the Willow Springs Pack. The wolf was collared, designated m1391 and released on site. Willow Springs Pack continued to use its traditional territory in the north central portion of the GNF.

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 October, M1284 was located with its natal pack, the Luna Pack, in the north-central portion of the GNF.

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

Lone wolf f1332 - Throughout October, f1332 has remained in Arizona and has traveled the south central portion of the ASNF. Researchers have documented this wolf traveling alone.

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