HAPPY NEW YEAR
NEW WEB ADDRESS- The 2006 annual interagency wolf report [covering all 2005] can be viewed at http://westerngraywolf.fws.gov/annualreports.htm. It has maps of wolf pack locations and home ranges, tables of wolf numbers and depredations, discussions of litigation and funding issues, summaries of scientific studies, an extensive bibliography, and additional informational. The interagency 2006 annual wolf report should be completed by March 1, 2007. It will follow the same format as last year which was the state reports by Montana and Idaho, the FWS/NPS report for Wyoming and a summary of other multi-state issues by the FWS, concluding with tables and maps by both state and recovery area.
MonitoringDoug Smith [NPS] and crew had a good weekend in Yellowstone National Park. On Sunday the 31st they darted 3 Druid wolves and 1 Slough Creek wolf completing capture objectives for those two packs. On Monday the 1st fix-wing pilot Roger Stradley managed to snow track & locate the uncollared 16 member Yellowstone Delta pack. Great job Roger. Doug was then able to dart and radio-collar 5 wolves. He put an ARGOS collar on one for the Wyoming Department of Game and Fish study of moose ecology south of Yellowstone Park. The Service and Park Service are cooperators in that study.
ControlNothing new to report.
ResearchNothing new to report.
Information and Education and Law EnforcementNothing new to report.
The Service's weekly wolf report can be viewed at http://westerngraywolf.fws.gov/ . This report is government public property and can be used for any purpose. Please distribute as you see fit.
Contact: Ed Bangs (406)449-5225 x204 or ED_BANGS@FWS.GOV