WDFW Range Map

The breeding female of this highly successful pack was illegally killed in October, 2014.  The case is unresolved at this time.  The pack was a successful breeding pack for years prior to the loss of the breeding female, and only one of two successfully breeding packs known in the North Cascades Recovery Region.

On March 9, 2014 it was reported that two female wolves from the Teanaway Pack had dispersed and started the Wenatchee Pack.

WDFW Map 2016

As of 2016, there were three wolves in the Teanaway Pack who had been fitted with radio collars. That year, a collared female wolf from the pack, 43f, dispersed to British Columbia, Canada. The map to the right shows her dispersal path – her location is indicated by the purple dots. (The others are 54m from the Huckleberry Pack and 65m from the Smackout Pack.)

There were at least 8 pack members in 2017, and the pack had breeding pair status.

At the end of 2018, the pack had at least five members and had breeding pair status.

In May 2019, an adult male of the pack was captured and re-collared. In June 2019, a collared female that had dispersed to Canada was legally killed near Douglas Lake in British Columbia. The 2019-2020 winter survey confirmed six wolves in the pack and confirmed successful breeding pair status. Biologists collared a two-year old adult male wolf in the pack in February 2020, who then dispersed to the Naneum Pack in March 2020.

One wolf who was collared in 2013 and again in May 2019, dispersed to an area between the Teanaway and Naneum packs before dying in the summer of 2020. The 2020-2021 annual winter survey counted a minimum of five wolves for this pack and one successful breeding pair.

Current numbers: 5

Pack status: Designated in 2011.


Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife – Teanaway