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

Mexican Wolf Monthly Report: August 2014

by Mark MacAllister

Page 2 : Pack Summaries

Arizona
Bluestem Pack - During August, the Bluestem Pack continued to use their traditional territory in the central portion of the Apache-Sitgreves National Forest (ASNF). On August 7, researchers captured a male pup from the Bluestem Pack. The pup was collared, designated mp1382 and released on site. The pack has moved from the den site and is using several rendezvous sites in the pack's traditional territory. Researchers continued to document three pups with the Bluestem Pack throughout August.

Elk Horn Pack - In August, the Elk Horn Pack moved to a rendezvous site in its traditional territory in the northeast portion of the ASNF in Arizona. Researchers documented AM1287 with F1294 with the use of a trail camera this month. Researchers have been receiving GPS points from AM1287's collar in spite of the VHF not working. One pup has been documented with the Elk Horn Pack.

Hawks Nest Pack - During August, the Hawks Nest Pack was located within its traditional territory in the northcentral portion of the ASNF. The Hawks Nest Pack continues to exhibit denning behavior. AM1038 has been documented traveling with AF1280 even though the collar on AM1038 has malfunctioned. On August 24, researchers captured a male pup associated with the Hawks Nest Pack. The pup was collared, designated mp1383 and released on site. Researchers have documented 1-2 pups with Hawks Nest Pack in August.

Maverick Pack - During August, the Maverick Pack was located within its traditional territory both on the (Fort Apache Indian Reservation) FAIR and the central portion of the ASNF. The Maverick is currently using several rendezvous sites both on and off of the FAIR.

Rim Pack - In August, the Rim Pack was located in the south-central portion of the ASNF. The Rim Pack has moved periodically from one location to another during August, and may be using rendezvous sites. Researchers continue to document one pup with the Rim Pack.

Tsay o Ah Pack - The Tsay o Ah Pack was located on the FAIR throughout the month of August.

Hoodoo Pack - M1290 was located on the FAIR throughout the month of August.

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

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

Coronado Pack - In August, the Coronado Pack has remained in the vicinity of the release site within the Gila Wilderness. Following the pack's self-release from the pen, the three male pups' radio collars were retrieved; the pups had slipped their collars off. Throughout August, fp1348 remained collared.

Dark Canyon Pack - Researchers located this pack within its traditional territory in the west-central portion of the GNF throughout August. In August, researchers continued to document all five pups utilizing the food cache indicating that the cross-fostering operation conducted in May 2014 was successful. On August 25, researchers captured and collared a male wolf pup (mp1354) associated with the Dark Canyon Pack; all pups were assigned stud book numbers during the cross-fostering event. Pup mp1354 is one of the three offspring of AM992 and AF923, not one of the two pups cross-fostered into the Dark Canyon Pack den in May.

Fox Mountain Pack - During August, researchers documented these wolves within the northwest portion of the GNF. The Fox Mountain Pack continues to display denning behavior. A food cache was established by researchers to help deter the pack from depredating on livestock, and no depredations have resulted since the food cache was established. Researchers continue to document four pups associated with the Fox Mountain Pack.

Iron Creek Pack - In August, the Iron Creek Pack utilized its territory in the northern portion of the Gila Wilderness and the southern portion of the Gila National Forest. The pack has displayed denning behavior this year and continues to be fairly localized, suggestive of use of a rendezvous site.

Lava Pack - Throughout August, the Lava Pack pair remained separate. Wolf F1295 has remained in the Gila Wilderness and was located with single wolf M1285 on August 25. M1282 has been located with the San Mateo Pack (M1282's natal pack) throughout August.

Luna Pack - In August, researchers located the alpha pair within its traditional territory in the north-central portion of the GNF. On August 20, researchers documented three pups associated with the Luna Pack. On August 11, M1284 was located with the Luna Pack (its natal pack) and was located with the Pack throughout the remainder of August.

Mangas Pack - In August, the Mangas Pack utilized the area in the northeastern portion of the GNF. Researchers have not documented any pups associated with AM1296 during the month of August.

Prieto Pack - In August, researchers located this wolf within its traditional territory in the north-central portion of the GNF. Researchers documented denning behavior this year with this pack. A food cache has been established to help prevent livestock depredations by the Prieto Pack. Both adult wolves associated with the Prieto Pack have been documented using this food cache. No pups have been documented.

San Mateo Pack - In August, researchers located AM1157 and AF903 in the pack's traditional territory in the northern portion of the GNF. M1282 is still traveling with the San Mateo Pack (1282's natal pack) after it was released with F1295 in the Gila Wilderness in July. F1295 remains in the Gila wilderness. On August 19, researchers documented one pup with the San Mateo Pack.

Willow Springs Pack - In August, the Willow Springs Pack used its traditional territory in the north-central portion of the GNF. The Willow Springs Pack continues to display denning behavior.

Lone wolf M1254 - In August, M1254 moved through the eastern portion in the GNF of New Mexico including the northern portion of the Gila Wilderness.

Lone wolf M1284 - On August 11, during the weekly flight, M1284 was located with the Luna Pack in the northern-central portion of the Gila National Forest. The wolf has stayed with the Luna Pack (M1284's natal pack) throughout August.

Lone wolf M1285 - In August, M1285 made wide dispersal movements in the GNF of New Mexico including the Gila Wilderness area. On August 25, M1285 was located with F1295 from the Lava Pack in the Gila Wilderness.

Lone wolf M1286 - In August, M1286 made wide dispersal movements through the GNF.

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