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Trapping in Mexican wolf country maps 2002-2009

Mapping Incidents of Trapping in Mexican Wolf Country

WildEarth Guardians has sued the State of New Mexico to end trapping in Mexican wolf country. The seven maps below show occupied wolf ranges from the years 2002 to 2009. These Google Earth “snapshots” are based on the United States Fish and Wildlife Services own shapefiles. They are overlaid with a snapshot Guardians created of wolf trapping incidents in that year. Thank you to Bird’s Eye View for their GIS services.

There were three wolf trapping incidents in 2002: AF562 (Luna Pack Alpha Female), AM583 (Luna Pack Alpha Male), and M578 (a wolf disperser traveling apart from his orignal pack). The FWS data table of trapping locations states that AF562 and AM583 were trapped over the winter of 2002-2003. Accordingly, the trapping of this alpha pair, which occurred only once, is shown on both the 2002 and 2003 maps.

There were two wolf trapping incidents in 2003: AF562 (Luna Pack Alpha Female) and AM583 (Luna Pack Alpha Male). The FWS data table of trapping locations states that AF562 and AM583 were trapped over the winter of 2002-2003. Accordingly, the trapping of this alpha pair, which occurred only once, is shown on both the 2002 and 2003 maps.

There was one trapping incident in 2005: AF562 (Luna Pack Alpha Female). AF562 was trapped twice, first over the winter of 2002 and again in 2005.

There were three trapping incidents in 2006: M1041 (Bluestem Pack Male), AF923 (Dark Canyon Pack Alpha Female), and AM1008 (Laredo Pack Alpha Male). The FWS data table of trapping locations states that M1041 was trapped over the winter of 2006-2007. Accordingly, this trapping, which occurred only once, is shown on both the 2006 and 2007 maps.

There were two trapping incidents in 2007: M1041 (Bluestem Pack Male) and an uncollared wolf (possibly from Musick Canyon, Gordon Canyon, Keller Canyon, or Aldo Leopold). The FWS data table of trapping locations states that M1041 was trapped over the winter of 2006-2007. Accordingly, this trapping, which occurred only once, is shown on both the 2006 and 2007 maps.

There was one trapping incident in 2008: AM1039 (Moonshine Pack, AZ Alpha Male)

There were two trapping incidents in 2009: AM871 (Middle Fork Pack Alpha Male—Bacho) and F1106 (a single, uncollared female wolf)

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