UPDATE: December 2008 -
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
UPDATES: Tuesday, February 26
and Thursday, February 28,
Five Remaining Wolves are "Lethally Controlled".
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.
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
Find more information about
Buffalo Ridge wolves on Ralph Maughan's blog:
(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.
Buffalo Ridge Tracks,
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:
Photo by Ralph
Maughan, May 2004.
Ridge home range includes lower Squaw Creek and the Salmon River.
some additional images:
My friends in
Buffalo Ridge country.
Searching nooks and
crannies for wolf sign.
South Butte with the
White Cloud Mountains to the west. Ralph Maughan photo.
the wolves howl, bringing a thumbs up from a wolf seeker.
Buffalo Ridge Story & Photos Continue...
Buffalo Ridge Wolf Pack Under Siege
26 & 28, 2008. Five Wolves "Lethally Controlled"