The other day Ken Cole sent me a remarkable piece of work of his. He had taken the data I have put up since 1995 and added some additional data and made a file showing every wolf that was radio-collared in the Yellowstone Park from 1995-2008.

It was a very large Excel file, which I have converted to a pdf. My conversion isn’t perfect, but I think you can read it and use it fairly well by enlarging it to 100%

Note that the table also includes the data for the first 2 years of Idaho wolves (those wolves brought from Alberta and British Columbia and released in central Idaho).


When I get the time, I might try to clean up the defects in my conversion.

Thanks, Ken. This is good stuff.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

6 Responses to A complete table of Yellowstone wolves 1995-2008

  1. Bob Caesar says:

    What a great effort! Thanks – Bob

  2. Maska says:

    Thanks for posting this great information, and thanks to Ken Cole for a valuable resource.

  3. Izabela says:

    I have a question:
    Is there a pack of wolves around Obsidian
    Cliffs and Willow Flats.

  4. Jim says:

    Awesome table. Just got home from YNP. We saw 10-11 sloughs and heard them howl. It was awesome. We also saw 5 or so Druids. Great trip. Does anyone know anything about the “canyon group”? Apparently it is 2 Mollies and 1 of the Haydens.

  5. Nathan says:

    Hi Jim
    I dont know too much about the group around Canyon but I have seen them at one point they had 2 pups, from what I overheard they are now down to 1 pup. When I saw them this spring there was a group of three the male was black, the mom was whitish and a grey colored wolf was around as well. They feasted on elk kill near the road and I was also lucky to witness them move the two pups to a different location.

    I have not heard much of them since though I understand they were eating away at a buffalo in Hayden valley a few days ago and are still in the area.

  6. Jim says:

    Nathan, thanks. I wish I would have known there was a carcass in the Hayden valley when we were there! Any idea where it was at? Thanks for the info.


September 2008


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