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Gray Wolf Field Trip -- Part 1      Go To Part 2
Friday May 16th, 2003

BWCC's May 16, 2003 Wolf Outing was the inspiration for two excellent articles on wolves in the Idaho Mountain Express. READ ARTICLE 1...->    READ ARTICLE 2...->


There are 10 photos in the slideshow at right. Download times vary from 2-3 seconds for high-speed connections, and 2-3 minutes for dial-up. Enjoy the whole show (which will load and play automatically) OR use the quick links at right to view and print individual slides (just use the BACK button on your web browser to return to this page when you are done with each slide).

LOOK AT: Photo Slideshow 2

*Slide 1: Elk in Sawtooth Valley
*Slide 2
: Biologist Curt Mack
*Slide 3
: White Cloud Wolf Land
*Slide 4
: May 16th Wolf Outing
*Slide 5
: May 17th Wolf Outing
*Slide 6
: Learning of Wolves
*Slide 7
: Beau & Black Wolf Pelt
*Slide 8
: Joyce & Radio Collar
*Slide 9
: Wolves Beware
*Slide 10
: Sheep Arrive

Sawtooth Valley Wolves

Wolves are back in the Sawtooth Valley and raising pups. That was the message delivered on two May field trips on May 16 & 17, featuring Idaho's two top wolf experts: Carter Niemeyer, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Boise, and Curt Mack, Gray Wolf Recovery Coordinator, Nez Perce Tribe. We learned that collared female B-107, a disperser from the Moyer Basin Pack, and her mate, an uncollared wolf, have five pups in the White Cloud foothills. The area is the same locale as used by the White  Cloud Pack (1999), the Stanley Pack (2000), and the Whitehawk Pack (2001). Those packs were eliminated due to conflicts with cattle or sheep, which often occurred when sheep bands were herded close to wolf denning or rendezvous areas. Now, this grazing season, a new federal court ruling will prohibit lethal control of wolves on the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, which prey on sheep or cattle. Perhaps this new pack, as yet unnamed, will flourish in the Sawtooth Valley and allow the SNRA's 1.5 million annual visitors, to have the opportunity of seeing wolves from Highway 75 between Smiley Creek and Stanley.

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