Lookout Pack Yearling Wolf 2008
Washington state is missing the mother of the first wolf pack in the state in seventy years. Apparently the Lookout pack alpha female has been missing since May, why are we just hearing about it now? This will be the fifth wolf missing or dead in the last three months in four states, four of them alphas (parents of the pack).
New Mexico and Arizona have been the hardest hit, losing three highly endangered Mexican gray wolves. Two members of the Hawks Nest pack, who have seven pups, are dead. The alpha male or father was found shot to death in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Soon after a yearling Hawks Nest male was also found shot to death, leaving the alpha female and a yearling female to raise seven puppies. The San Mateo pack alpha male, was found dead under suspicious circumstances.
(update)The Paradise pack alpha male, who roams the Ft. Apache Indian Reservation, has been missing since April. He just turned up alive with a dead collar. Thank you Jean for passing along the good news!
(UPDATE) In Oregon, the Imnaha pack alpha male has been missing since May 31 but he was recently sighted.
Now the Lookout Pack alpha female is missing in Washington.
This has to be a concerted effort among wolf hating poachers to eliminate the leaders of each one of these packs. When is the federal government going to get serious about poaching? The reason these wolves are dead is because poachers know they can get away with it. Clamp down on these people USFWS!!! Is this 1910 or 2010?
This video is last years Lookout Pack pups howling in the Methow Valley.
Here are Lookout pups romping, caught on remote camera.
Lookout Pack Pups 2008
Mother wolf missing from state’s 1st pack in decades
Jul 29, 2010 at 4:44 PM PDT
Photo: Photos Courtesy Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Posted in: Washington wolves
Tags: Lookout Pack, alpha female, wolf intolerance, poaching, USFWS