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

Mexican Wolf Monthly Report: September 2014

by Mark MacAllister

Page 2 : Pack Summaries

Arizona
Bluestem Pack - In September, the Bluestem Pack continued to use its traditional territory in the central portion of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest (ASNF). Researchers have observed the pack several times during the month of September and have documented eleven wolves in the Bluestem Pack. Wolf f1332 has been located separate from the Bluestem Pack for three consecutive months and will now be considered a single wolf. [Pups associated with pack this year: 3]

Elk Horn Pack - In September, researchers located AM1287 dead. The incident is under investigation. Researchers documented the production of three pups with the Elk Horn Pack. Following the loss of AM1287, researchers established a supplemental food cache to assist AF1294 with rearing pups. AF1294 continues to be located within its traditional territory in the northeast portion of the ASNF in Arizona. [Pups associated with pack this year: 3]

Hawks Nest Pack - During September, the Hawks Nest Pack was located within its traditional territory in the north central portion of the ASNF. Researchers documented three pups with the Hawks Nest Pack during September. On September 1, mp1383 slipped its radio collar. The pup was recaptured and recollared on September 16. On September 26, AM1038 was caught and its collar was replaced. [Pups associated with pack this year: 3]

Maverick Pack - During September, the Maverick Pack was located within its traditional territory both on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation (FAIR) and ASNF. [Pups associated with pack this year: 4]

Rim Pack - In September, the Rim Pack was located in the south-central portion of the ASNF. [Pups associated with pack this year: 1]

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

Hoodoo Pack - In September, M1290 traveled between the northern portion of the FAIR and the north portion of the ASNF.

Lone wolf M1249 - Wolf M1249 was located on the FAIR throughout the month of September.

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

Coronado Pack - Throughout September, the Coronado Pack was located within the Gila Wilderness. [Pups associated with pack this year: 4]

Dark Canyon Pack - Throughout September, researchers located this pack within its traditional territory in the west-central portion of the GNF. On September 2, mp1354 slipped its radio collar; efforts to recollar this pup have been unsuccessful. [Pups associated with pack this year: 5]

Fox Mountain Pack - During September, researchers documented the Fox Mountain Pack within its traditional territory in the northwest portion of the GNF. On September 2, researchers captured and collared a wolf pup associated with the Fox Mountain Pack. The wolf was collared, designated mp1384 and released on-site. [Pups associated with pack this year: 4]

Iron Creek Pack - In September, 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. [Pups associated with pack this year: 1]

Lava Pack - During September, members of the Lava Pack have remained separate from each other. Throughout September, 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 September.

Luna Pack - In September, the Luna Pack remained in its traditional territory in the north-central portion of the GNF. Researchers have initiated efforts to attempt to capture and collar uncollared wolves with the Luna Pack. [Pups associated with pack this year: 3]

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

Prieto Pack - Throughout September, the Prieto Pack was located within its traditional territory in the north-central portion of the GNF. On September 22, researchers captured a male wolf; it was collared, designated mp1386 and released on-site. On September 25, researchers captured and adult male wolf; it was collared, designated AM1387 and released on-site. [Pups associated with pack this year: 3]

San Mateo Pack - In September, researchers located AM1157, AF903 and M1282 from the Lava Pack in the San Mateo Pack's traditional territory in the northern portion of the GNF. Wolf M1282 from the Lava Pack has returned to the San Mateo Pack and has been associated with the San Mateo Pack throughout September. [Pups associated with pack this year: 1]

Willow Springs Pack - In September, the Willow Springs Pack used its traditional territory in the north-central portion of the GNF. On September 5, researchers trapped and collared a male pup; it was designated mp1385 and released on-site. [Pups associated with pack this year: 5]

Lone wolf M1254 - In September, researchers located M1254 in the northwestern part of the GNF. The wolf has traveled between the northwestern portion of the GNF and the western portion of the GNF throughout September.

Lone wolf M1284 - Throughout September, M1284 was located with its natal pack, the Luna Pack.

Lone wolf M1285 - In September, M1285 was located with or in close proximity to F1295 within the Gila Wilderness.

Lone wolf M1286 - M1286 was not located for three consecutive months; researchers now consider M1286 fate unknown.

Lone wolf f1332 - f1332 is now considered a single wolf. Originally from the Bluestem Pack, it has been located separate from the Bluestem Pack for three consecutive months. Wolf f1332 has remained in Arizona and has traveled the southcentral portion of the ASNF. Researchers have documented this wolf traveling alone.

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