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Wolf (Canis lupus)

Phase 1 (2009-2011)

Captures

Phase 1 Wolf Capture Summary



Project researcher, Nate Svoboda, and Principal Investigator, Dr. Dean Beyer, with chemically immobilized wolf during work up.

Figure 1: Project researcher, Nate Svoboda, and Principal Investigator, Dr. Dean Beyer, with chemically immobilized wolf during work up.

Predation investigation (cluster) results

Phase 1 Wolf Cluster Summary

Because we investigated a variable number of clusters each year, for comparison, the summary above displays a scaled percentage axis where the red portion of the bar displays percent of clusters with a fawn predation and the black portion of the bar displays the percent of clusters without a fawn predation. The value in white within each red or black bar displays the actual number of clusters with or without a fawn predation, respectively.





Wolf being released after collaring during spring carnivore capture season.

Figure 2: Wolf being released after collaring during spring carnivore capture season.

Example wolf home range using 95% fixed kernel density.
Figure 3: Example wolf home range using 95% fixed kernel density. This female wolf (WO10) collared from 01 May - 06 September 2011 had a home range size of 112 square kilometers or 43 square mile. The disjoint areas in the home ranges (smaller polygons) are present because the individual did not use the area between the larger and smaller polygons although they traveled between those areas.


Phase 2 (2013-2015)

Captures

Phase 2 - Wolf Capture



Principal investigators, Dr. Dean Beyer and Dr. Jerry Belant, with captured and chemically immobilized wolf.
Figure 4: Principal investigators, Dr. Dean Beyer and Dr. Jerry Belant, with captured and chemically immobilized wolf.

Predation investigation (cluster) results

Phase II Wolf Cluster Summary
Because we investigated a variable number of clusters each year, for comparison, the summary above displays a scaled percentage axis where the red portion of the bar displays percent of clusters with a fawn predation and the black portion of the bar displays the percent of clusters without a fawn predation. The value in white within each red or black bar displays the actual number of clusters with or without a fawn predation, respectively.



Figure 5: Wolf paw for comparison with human hand size.

Figure 5: Wolf paw for comparison with human hand size.




Example wolf home ranges using 95% fixed kernel density.

Figure 6: Example wolf home ranges using 95% fixed kernel density. The male wolf (WO105) collared from 10 May - 08 September 2014 had a home range size of 155 square kilometers or 60 square miles. The female wolf (WO108) collared from 20 June - 23 July 2014 had a home range size of 343 square kilometers or 132 square miles. The disjoint areas in the home ranges (smaller polygons) are present because the individual did not use the area between the larger and smaller polygons although they traveled between those areas.


Phase 3 (2017-2019)

Not yet available.