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#1 glenway

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 02:05 AM

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PINETOP, Ariz. — On Aug. 24, Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) wolf biologists using remote trail cameras documented eight Mexican wolf pups, an endangered subspecies, in the Hoodoo Pack in the northeastern Apache Sitgreaves National Forest. In April, AZGFD and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) cross-fostered four genetically valuable wolf pups into the Hoodoo Pack from a litter in captivity at the Sedgwick Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

After cross-fostering was completed by AZGFD and USFWS, there were five wild Mexican wolf pups and four cross-fostered pups for a total litter of nine pups in this Hoodoo Pack litter. At least three of the pups observed are cross-fostered. Biologists are working to determine if a fourth pup may also be a cross-fostering success.

AZGFD wolf biologists will begin fall trapping efforts in September to document cross-fostered wolves that have survived and to deploy tracking collars to monitor and manage the wolf population in Arizona.

Cross-fostering is a proven method used by the Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team (IFT) to increase genetic diversity in the wild Mexican wolf population. It involves placing genetically diverse pups less than 14 days old from captive breeding populations into wild dens with similarly aged pups to be raised as wild wolves. The IFT has documented that cross-fostered pups have the same survival rate as wild-born pups in their first year of life (~50%), and survival rates using this technique are generally higher than other wolf release methods. Furthermore, cross-fostered pups raised in wild packs are less likely to get into conflicts with humans than pups raised in captivity.

This spring, biologists from the AZGFD, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan, with extensive logistical support from USFWS, cross-fostered a total of 20 genetically diverse wolf pups from captive facilities across the United States into litters of wild wolf packs. Since 2014, there have been 52 genetically diverse wolf pups cross-fostered into the wild to work toward genetic recovery of the Mexican wolf population.

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Public Affairs Community Liaison, AZGFD

[email protected], (928) 532-3691



#2 hassell

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 04:26 AM

Creating problems down the road.



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Posted 15 September 2020 - 04:44 AM

Arizona don't need no stinking deer.

 

Most of the western DOW's are anti-hunter--- once their kill'in machines rid the states of game, there wont be a need for hunters (or guns) and the departments can set their enrichment goals towards the tree hug'in city maggots. Its all about the money.

 

Wolves are on the ballot this year in Colorado--- I'm sure the dope smoke'in city pukes will vote yes to destroy colorados herds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#4 kiyote

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 05:24 AM

they will. california east is lost to the libs.

 

 

 

 the wolves won't only  wipe out the deer, they will eventually exterminate the hunter  which is the true reason they are being introduced .

 

 prepare to be assimilated! resistance is futile!


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 10:23 AM

I’ve been reading the reports from AZGFD for several years now. The biologists from washistan have no idea how many wolves are really out there. If they delist them their jobs will be gone. DEFUND THE WOLVES BIOLOGISTS!

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 04:52 PM

hell ,why stop there ?????????? fire every democrat fed employee and the world would be a wonderful place.


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