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UPDATE: December 2008 - Wolf B93
Here's exciting news! B93, who was the Buffalo Ridge Pack's alpha male until displaced by B196 in 2006, has been seen recently in the Boulder and Pioneer Mountains near Ketchum. He is traveling with a black wolf. This may be the start of a new pack for B93, who is at least 8 years old.

UPDATES: Tuesday, February 26 and Thursday, February 28, 2008
Five Remaining Wolves are "Lethally Controlled". News and photos.
 

Buffalo Ridge Wolf Pack Under Siege
Sunday, Feb. 24 2008
By Lynne Stone
Copyright 2008. All photos are by Lynne Stone, Boulder-White Clouds Council, unless otherwise noted.

In late Spring, 2006, the Buffalo Ridge Pack's breeding female, B95, plays with her black pups, fathered by black wolf B196.

PHOTO: In late Spring, 2006, the Buffalo Ridge Pack's breeding female, B95, plays with her black pups, fathered by black wolf B196. B95 was a disperser from the Stanley Pack. B196 was from Moyer Basin and was B96's second mate. Photo: Jason Husseman, 2006 IDFG Wolf Progress Report.

Find more information about Buffalo Ridge wolves on Ralph Maughan's blog:  http://wolves.wordpress.com/2008/02/23/buffalo-ridge-ternination/ (Also, a search of Ralph's site will bring up older stories about the Buffalo Ridge Pack.)

We are remembered by the tracks we leave behind.

We are remembered by the tracks we leave behind. Buffalo Ridge Tracks, May 2006. Lynne Stone photo.
Buffalo Ridge Tracks, May 2006.

Named for a landmark rock formation above Bay Horse Lakes, the Buffalo Ridge Pack formed in 2002 and has been one of Idaho's most visible and best known since. The wolves live and den in the vast Squaw Creek watershed and other nearby tributaries to the Salmon River. Mule deer and elk are abundant in this area.

My son and I have had wonderful adventures searching for the Buffalo Ridge Pack. Here we are on North Butte:

Here we are on North Butte. Photo by Ralph Maughan, May 2004.
Photo by Ralph Maughan, May 2004.

Buffalo Ridge home range includes lower Squaw Creek and the Salmon River.

Buffalo Ridge home range includes lower Squaw Creek and the Salmon River. Lynne Stone photo.
ENLARGE PHOTO

Here are some additional images:

My friends in Buffalo Ridge country. Lynne Stone photo.
My friends in
Buffalo Ridge country.
ENLARGE PHOTO
Searching nooks and crannies for wolf sign. Lynne Stone photo.
Searching nooks and
crannies for wolf sign.
ENLARGE PHOTO
South Butte with the White Cloud Mountains to the west. Ralph Maughan photo.
South Butte with the White Cloud Mountains to the west. Ralph Maughan photo. ENLARGE PHOTO

Sometimes the wolves howl, bringing a thumbs up from a wolf seeker.

Sometimes the wolves howl, bringing a thumbs up from a wolf seeker. Lynne Stone photo.


Buffalo Ridge Story & Photos Continue...
Buffalo Ridge Wolf Pack Under Siege
 PART 1   PART 2 PART 3  PART 4>
UPDATES: Feb 26 & 28, 2008. Five Wolves "Lethally Controlled"
 

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