Species Identification Confidence:
I'm absolutely certain
Verified by DNA analysis, Rocky Mtn Reseach Station, MT. Indiv traveled up-drainage on compacted snowmobile trail for ~1 km, scent marking trees along road; tracks left road and circled uphill and S, then W on steep timbered slope. Fresh tracks (<12 hrs).
Decimal Degrees: 45.4,-113.8
Beaverhead Mountains Ecosection; dry conifer forest (mix of ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir) grading to subalpine forest; riparian woodland along Fourth of July Creek; extensive areas of exposed rock, talus/boulder fields.
Game Management Unit:
December 18, 2008 (All day)
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Animal Observation Report (Sightings)