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Summer Strength – Escaped Hunts

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The hunting party led an unsuccessful effort to track an blacktail. Kova made 1/3 successful attempts to track the blacktail. Unfortunately, whether by wit or luck, the blacktail avoided the pack.

In a second attempt the hunting party led an effort to track an elk. Kova started off the tracking event well, gaining 1/5 successful attempts to track the elk. Shakira made exceptional progress, a critical success, earning the pack 2/5 successful attempts required. Sanek and Shakira finished the tracking event, leading the hunt to their prey. Rook landed the first blow on the elk and Shakira was injured before the elk made a successful escape.

Plentiful grasses and the favorable season of summer fill prey animals with vitality. Hunters beware!

Sanek

Panther

Rook

Musk Ox Hunt

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The cawing of ravens and crows and the scent of a kill call you to the Hunting Grounds…

The hunting party led an effort to track a musk ox. Sanek started off the tracking well, a critical success, garnering the pack 2/3 successful attempts required. Calder and Sanek began the hunt without the assitance of Kova. Calder, injured and exhausted, was forced to retire from the chase, his health reaching -10. Kova arrived to provide assistance to the hunt just after Calder had to withdraw from the hunt. The ox made two attempts at escape, but both were prevented by Sanek. Sanek landed the killing blow.

The musk ox lies in the Hunting Grounds and wolves should take care to guard it.

Congratulations and well done!

Sanek

Calder

Elk Hunt with the Pack’s New Blood

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The cawing of ravens and crows and the scent of a kill call you to the Hunting Grounds…

Summer’s splendor has brought with it the opportunity for the pack to make more kills. The demand for food will only grow this summer. Shakira, the pack’s Huntress, led a tracking and hunting party in search of elk. Pack member, Sanek, was successful in tracking down the elk. Accalia, Skydancer, and Sanek sustained minor injuries of -5, -2, and -4 points respectively. Two critical hits were landed on the elk by panther Panther and one critical hit by Sanek, all hits worth 12 points each! The elk was killed by Panther.

The cow elk lies in the Hunting Grounds and wolves should take care to guard it.

Congratulations and well done!

Panther

Sanek

Accalia

Summer’s First Kill

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Kova, WolfSpirit’s Beta, and Shakira, WolfSpirit’s Huntress, brought down a blacktail deer doe.

Two critical hits of 12 points each were landed on the doe by Kova and the hunt was finished off by Shakira. The doe retaliated against Shakira, but no injuries were sustained.

The pack should be cautious to guard the kill well…

Pack Hunt Secures a Bounty

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The cawing of ravens and crows and the scent of a kill call you to the Hunting Grounds…

The pack’s Huntress Shakira, led the pack in an elk hunt, tracking down a cow and her twin calves in the Hunting Grounds. Among the hunting party was Shakira, Assessments Panther and Sanek, and Caretaker Rune. Rune and Sanek sustained minor injuries but were able to complete the hunt despite the cow elk’s fight. Shakira and Panther, did an exceptional and skillful job at weakening and distracting the elk cow. One of the calves was taken early in the hunt by Rune, the cow elk was felled by Sanek and finished off by Rune, and the second calf was downed by Shakira. Critical hits were made by Shakira and Rune, both hits worth 20 points.

The cow and one calf lie in the Hunting Grounds for the pack to feast on.

Congratulations and well done!

Panther

Sanek

Kills in the Hunting Grounds

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The scent of successful hunts fills the Hunting Grounds…

Beta Kova and Guardian-Scout Fianna were successful in bringing down a blacktail deer doe! Not much later, Beta Kova and Rook, son of Atraya and Faolan, took a Dall Sheep! Both carcasses lie in the Hunting Grounds and must be protected!

Rook

Calves and Fawns are Appearing

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Spring has fully arrived and with it, young prey animals. Calves and fawns are appearing and can make an easy meal for your wolf. However, beware of the calf or fawn’s mother…


“Newborn big game animals fall into two categories: followers and hiders. Followers include bison calves and bighorn sheep lambs, which follow their mothers shortly after they’re born. Hiders, such as mule deer fawns and elk calves, do the opposite — they hide, alone, for most of the day.” – Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Blacktail Deer Fawns
Born early June.
Hiders

Dall Sheep Lambs
Born late May and early June.
Followers

Muskox Calves
Born mid-May.
Followers

Bison Calves
Born late May and early June.
Followers

Elk Calves
Born late May and early June.
Hiders

Caribou Calves
Born late May and early June.
Followers

Moose Calves
Born late May and early June.
Followers

Bison Calves Are Appearing

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After Atraya scouted into the hunting grounds she was greeted by a herd of bison cows who have migrated into the hunting grounds and territory of WolfSpirits. The time of year for them to give birth to their calves has begun and some already guiding around a couple week old and early calves. Atraya had managed to make quick work of one calf, felling it and providing a quick meal for the pack but the potential for more continued meals would be introduced into the pack! Though winter is the domain for wolves to hunt and have full bellies, spring also provides an entire buffet of a younger generation to hunt.


General Information On Bison – Bison Facts – Defenders.org

Known for roaming great distances, bison move continuously as they eat. The females, or cows, lead family groups. Bulls remain solitary or in small groups for most of the year, but rejoin the group during mating season.

Bison are adapted to the extreme weather conditions of the Great Plains, from summer heat to winter cold and blizzards. In winter, bison can dig through deep snow with their heads to reach the vegetation below.

Bison often rub, roll and wallow. Wallowing creates a saucer-like depression in the earth called a wallow. This was once a common feature of the plains; usually these wallows are dust bowls without any vegetation.

Bulls and cows do not mingle until breeding season. Dominant bulls “tend” to cows, following the cow around until the cow chooses to mate. During this period, the bull blocks the cow’s vision so that she may not see other competing bulls, and bellows at males striving for the cow’s attention.

Mating Season: June-September, peak activity in July-August
Gestation: 270-285 days.  Calf is born April-May.
Litter size: 1 calf