Wolf Sighting!

January 4th, 2016 in Around the Woodstove

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This picture shows the area where a wolverine camera is set up. You can see the “bait” hanging above. This site is in the Chiwaukum area. This wolf wandered into the area and here is the shot! Pretty exiting. For more information visit this link.

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In this year’s batch of photos, a collared wolf made a starring appearance at a camera site in the Chiwaukum Mountains between Stevens Pass and Leavenworth! These latest photos were taken in late November 2015, but we also photographed a different wolf in this area back in February of this year.

Based on data from the GPS tracking collar, officials with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) confirmed that this latest wolf is a female member of the Teanaway Pack, whose main territory is northeast of Cle Elum, south of the Stuart Mountain Range and west of Highway 97. WDFW collar data shows that this wolf has since returned to that pack’s home range after venturing north through the Alpine Lakes Wilderness on a ‘walkabout’.

There are currently no confirmed wolf packs in the large stretch of wild and rugged land between the Stuart Mountains, the northern boundary of the home range of the Teanaway Pack, and Lake Chelan, the southwest boundary of the Lookout Pack’s home range on the western side of the Methow Valley. The Chiwaukum Mountains are at the heart of this area, south and west of Highway 2 between Stevens Pass and Leavenworth, and north of Icicle Ridge.

Christine