Species Identification Confidence:
I'm absolutely certain
Measurements were taken of track, gait pattern. Track was identified using Halfpenny's Tracking Field Book. Photo taken of tracks and feeding site--two holes 12" in diameter dug down 60" in the snow to a deer carcass which was partially eaten.
Decimal Degrees: 48.4,-116.0
Wet, cedar/hemlock stand. Habitat type: Hemlock/Clun/Clun. Above the road is a 4-10 year old clearcut. The drainage has a moderate to high level of timber harvest.
Game Management Unit:
January 9, 1997, 10:45 am PST
U.S. Forest Service
Animal Observation Report (Sightings)