Mexican Wolf Monthly Report: April 2015
by Mark MacAllister
: Pack Summaries
Bluestem Pack - In May, the Bluestem Pack continued to use its traditional territory in the central portion of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest (ASNF). Wolf m1331 has been located separate from the Bluestem Pack during the month. Researchers have documented denning behavior from AF1042 during May. F1333 and m1382 have remained with AF1042. Researchers counted a total of eight pups produced by the Bluestem Pack this month. It is the largest litter documented in the wild since the project began. Two wolves, m1404 and f1405, were captured and collared by researchers this month. Wolf m1404 was fitted with a GPS collar for the summer predation study.
Elk Horn Pack - In May, researchers continued to document denning behavior by the Elk Horn Pack within its traditional territory in the northeast portion of the ASNF.
Hawks Nest Pack - In May, the Hawks Nest Pack was located within its traditional territory in the north central portion of the ASNF. Researchers trapped and re-collared m1383 this month. Wolf m1383 was fitted with a GPS collar and released on-site. Researchers counted five pups produced by the Hawks Nest Pack this month.
Marble Pack - Researchers continue to document a male wolf with a non-functioning radio collar traveling with F1340 in the northwest-central portion of the ASNF. F1340 has been documented showing denning behavior during this month.
Maverick Pack - During May, the Maverick Pack traveled within its traditional territory both on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation (FAIR) and the ASNF. Wolf F1335 has been located separate from the Maverick Pack in May and has continued to travel with M1338 in the southern portion of the ASNF. Researchers have not documented denning behavior from the Maverick Pack this year.
Panther Creek Pack - Researchers have documented denning behavior from the Panther Creek Pack. This pack, consisting of two two adult wolves, has been located in the east-central portion of the ASNF throughout May.
Rim Pack - In May, AF1305 remained separated from M1130. On May 20, M1130 was lethally removed in New Mexico due to habitual nuisance issues. AF1305 has remained in the traditional Rim Pack territory in the southern portion of the ASNF.
Tsay o Ah Pack - During May, the Tsay o Ah Pack was located on the FAIR.
Hoodoo Pack - In May, M1290 was in the north-central portion of the ASNF. Researcher are continuing to monitor M1290 to determine if f1395 is still traveling with him.
Single wolf M1161 - In May, M1161 traveled back and forth from the ASNF and the San Carlos Apache Reservation (SCAR).
Coronado Pack - In May, researchers located AM1051 in the south-central portions of the Gila Wilderness.
Dark Canyon Pack - In May, researchers located this pack within its traditional territory in the west-central portion of the Gila National Forest (GNF). Researchers continued to document denning behavior in this pack during the month. On May 26, researchers counted three pups produced by the Dark Canyon Pack.
Fox Mountain Pack - In May researchers documented the Fox Mountain Pack within its traditional territory in the northwest portion of the GNF. Currently the only functioning collar in the Fox Mountain Pack is on m1396. Researchers attempted to trap other members of the Fox Mountain Pack this month to collar more wolves with m1396.
Iron Creek Pack - In May, 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. Researchers documented denning behavior in this pack during May.
Lava Pack - In May the Lava Pack was located in its traditional territory in the northwest portion of the Gila Wilderness. Researchers have documented denning behavior with this pack in May. A diversionary food cache has been set up and maintained to prevent depredations by the Lava Pack.
Luna Pack - In May, AM1155 and AF1115 of the Luna Pack remained in their traditional territories in the north-central portion of the GNF. Researchers have not documented any denning activity from the Luna Pack this month.
Mangas Pack - In May, M1296 traveled within the northern portion of the GNF in New Mexico and east of the Gila National Forest boundary.
Prieto Pack - In May, the Prieto Pack was located within its traditional territory in the north-central portion of the GNF. On May 17, researchers counted six pups produced by the Prieto Pack.
San Mateo Pack - During May, researchers located AF903 traveling with M1345 within the traditional San Mateo Pack territory. No denning behavior has been documented from this pack during this month.
Willow Springs Pack - Throughout May, researchers located the Willow Springs Pack in its traditional territory in the north central portion of the GNF.
Single wolf M1284 - Wolf M1284 was located once in May during the weekly telemetry flight on May 6 southeast of Cub Mountain.
Single wolf M1338 - Throughout May, M1338 was located traveling in the central portion of the ASNF with f1335 of the Maverick Pack.
Single wolf mp1350 - Throughout May, mp1350 has been located near a residence in New Mexico several times. Researchers has hazed the wolf to discourage this behavior.
: Mortalities and Depredation Incidents
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