List of Idaho wolf packs and numbers; mid-year 2006

Here is a list of the Idaho wolf packs and estimated numbers at mid-year.

The list is from Ed Bang’s report. In each case, he has listed the name of the pack, the number of adults, third is the number of pups, 4 th is the total pack size. Last is the ID number they have given the pack.

As you can see, for many packs the figures are ? ? ?. This means they have confirmed its presence, that all. It’s pretty clear they came up with the number of 650 wolves by using a fixed size for a wolf pack they have no numeric data on. If they are off by 1 or 2 on the average for these packs the number 650 could be quite a way off.

Ralph Maughan

From Ed Bangs-

Idaho = Total is a rough estimate of 650 wolves; 74 packs; 176 pups; at least 31 potential breeding pairs. Growth rate = 20%. 1) Aparejo- 2, 1, 3; 2) Avery- 2, 2, 4; 3) Basin Butte-3, 5, 8; 4) Bear Valley- ?, ?, 8; 5) Big Buck- 3, 2, 5; 6) Big Hole- ?, 4, 4; 7) Big Water- 2, 5, 7;  8 ) Bimerick Meadow- 3, 6, 9; 9) Biscuit Basin- 7, 3, 9; 10) Blue Bunch- 4, 7, 11; 11) Brooks Creek- ?, 6, 6; 12)Buffalo Ridge- 6, 5, 11; 13) Caulder mt. 2, 4, 6; 14) Calderwood- 4, 4, 8; 15) Carey Dome- 9, ?, 9; 16) Castle Peak- 2, 3, 5; 17) Chamberlain Basin- 2, 4, 6; 18) Chesima- 2, 0, 0; 19) Cold Springs- ?, ?, ?; 20) Coolwater Ridge- 3, 4, 7; 21) Copper Basin- 2, 5, 7; 22) Danskin- 1, 3, 4; 23) DeBorgia 2, 4, 6 (shared with NW MT); 24) Driggs/Teton- 5, 0, 5 (shared with WY); 25) Eagle Mt.- 4, 3, 7; 26) Earthquake Basin- 8, 9, 17; 27) Eldorado Creek- 2, 3, 5; 28) Fish Creek- 9, 7, 16; 29) Fishhook- 2, 2, 4; 30) Five Lakes Butte- 3, ?, 3; 31) Florence- 15, 4, 19; 32) Galena- 8, 5, 13; 33) Giant Cedar- 3, 3, 6; 34) Gold Fork- 3, 0, 3; 35) Golden Creek- 7, 4, 11; 36) Grandad- 4, ?, 4; 37) Gospel Hump- ?, ?, ?; 38) Hazard Lake- ?, ?, ?; 39) Hemlock ridge- 6, 2, 8; 40) Hoodoo- 7, 2, 9; 41) Hughes Creek- 8, 8, 16; 42) Hyndman- 3, ?, 3; 43) Indian Creek- ?, ?, ?; 44) Jungle Creek- 2, 2, 4; 45) Jureano Mt.- ?, 5, 14; 46) Kelly Creek- 7, 3, 10; 47) Landmark- ?, ?, ?; 48) Lemhi- 3, 1, 4; 49) Lick Creek- 3, 3, 6; 50) Lochsa- 5, 1, 6; 51) Magruder- ?, ?, ?; 52) Marble Mt.- 1, ?, ?; 53) Monumental Creek- 3, 3, 6; 54) Morgan Creek- 13, 4, 17; 55) Moyer Basin- 9, 2, 11; 56) O’Hara Point- ?, ?, ?; 57) Orphan- ?, ?, ?; 58) Owl Creek- ?, ?, ?; 59) Packer John- 5, 1, 6; 60) Partridge Creek- ?, ?, ?; 61) Pettibone- ?, ?, ?; 62) Pot Mt.- ?, ?, ?; 63) Red River- ?, 1, ?; 64) Scott mt.- 6, 1, 7; 65) Selway- ?, ?, ?; 66) Sleepy Hollow- 4, 3, 7; 67) Soldier Mt.- 10, 2, 12; 68) Steel Mt. 9, 4, 12; 69) Stolle meadow- 2, ?, 2; 70) Superior- ?, ?, ? (shared with MT); 71) Tangle Creek- ?, 3, ?; 72) Thunder Mt.- ?, ?, ?; 73) Timberline- 12, 3, 15; 74) Twin Peaks- ?, ?, ?; 75) Warm Springs- 7, 6, 13; 76) Wolf Fang- 2, 5, 7; 77) Yankee Fork- ?, ?, ?; 78).