Below Kathie Lynch has another fact filled report on Yellowstone wolf watching and summary of the packs’ seasonal activity. Right now the Canyon Pack is the only one still being seen. The wolves will return with the elk in October.
Thanks for your report, Kathie.
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Late summer wolf report by Kathie Lynch (copyright © )
End of the summer wolf watching in Yellowstone always presents a challenge. When the elk head to greener pastures in the high country, the wolves follow. Often they don’t return until early snows bring the elk back down to lower elevations for the fall rut.
Our wolf watching luck in the Northern Range ran out on August 17 when the trusty Lamar Canyon pack of three adults and four pups could no longer be found at Slough Creek. After honoring us with their presence since denning there in April, they have moved up higher and out of view.
Just before they departed, the alpha “’06 Female,” beta male 754M, and the four gray pups casually followed a herd of 19 elk up the hill behind the diagonal and horizontal forests. The adults slowly shepherded the almost four-month-old pups along in what looked like a scent trailing lesson.