What Can I Do?
Have you ever asked yourself, "what can I do to advocate for wolves, that doesn't cost money?"  The answer is plenty!  In this newsletter, we will give you suggestions on how you can help and all it will cost is your time!
Comments Need for Wyoming & Montana Wolves
(And you don't need to live in either of those states)
If you have ever been to Yellowstone or Tetons National Park (or plan to visit someday) with the hope of seeing wolves, please submit comments.  Tell Fish and Game about your experience and what it means to you to catch a glimpse of a wolf.  

We need buffer zones bordering our Parks where no wolf hunting is permitted.  Urge Montana Fish & Game to establish a buffer zone bordering Glacier & Yellowstone National Parks.   Urge Wyoming Fish & Game to establish a buffer zone bordering Yellowstone and the Tetons National Parks.  Thank Wyoming for not allowing trapping within the "trophy" zone.

Also request that quotas within a hunting unit be reduced whenever a wolf is killed illegally.  This sends the message that poaching will not be tolerated.

Yellowstone Park interpreters annually talk to anywhere from 30,000 to 50,000 people a year about wolves.  

Our National Parks
provide an economic benefit to local gateway communities (defined as 60-mile radius around each park boundary).  In 2016, the economic output for Yellowstone National Park was $680 million (Tetons $779 million & Glacier $270 million).  Yet, wolves can be hunted up to the Park boundary and lured out of the Parks with predator calls.


Montana -  The Montana wolf hunting season begins 9/3 when wolf pups are less than five months old and runs through 3/15 (including breeding season). Wolves can also be trapped 12/15-2/28. Persons can kill up to five wolves. It is illegal to hunt wolves over bait but predator calls, including puppy cries are allowed. The deadline to comment is 5/31/17.   CLICK TO COMMENT

Wyoming  - Within Wyoming's "Predator" zone (which is most of the state) any wolf can be hunted or trapped any time of the year.  No license is needed.  Wyoming Fish and Game has proposed a quota of 44 wolves to be killed within the "Trophy" zone. No trapping is being proposed. No baiting is allowed, however, gut piles & parts of game left from hunters are not considered "bait".  Predator calls are allowed.  The deadline to comment is 6/19/17 (5 pm) SUBMIT COMMENTS (Need to scroll down to Wolf Hunting)
 Things You Can Do That Do Not Cost Money
Contact your members of Congress frequently, and at key times. Any contact is good, but it is especially important to call, tweet and email about specific legislation.  You can also meet personally with your Senators or Representative at in-district meetings or at their offices.  Attend town hall meetings. These contacts are vital.

Currently there are several bills pending in Congress.    We need to stop the war on wolves.  The "Take Action" tab found at OUR WEBSITE contains links to the bills as well as how to contact your Representative and Senators.
Use your social networks .  Social media is a great way to drive attention to issues facing wolves.  Share information with friends and family getting them involved in submitting comments or calling their Representatives.
Write a letter to the editor.   Submit a letter to your local newspaper and/or pitch a story.  Send them facts about wolves to counter misinformation.  You can find a variety of topics along with scientific publications at OUR WEBSITE and if you get published, send us a copy at info@wolfwatcher.org

Janet Young and Friends in Washington
Youth Leader, Eleanor Wilhelm in New York 
Attend a Rally.   Okay, so depending upon where you live, this may cost some money!  

You can organize your own event or participate in an organized rally or or protest.   

Well attended events send a strong message to decision makers.  Invite experts to speak and don't forget to notify the media!


Hillari Vashaw Ann Arbor_ MI
Read to a child.  Visit a school or library.  Volunteer to be a "story time reader".   SUGGESTED READING FOR CHILDREN  

Children are our future leaders and the fate of wolves will rest in their hands.   Discovering Wolves just finished its 8th printing. 

This book is filled with children activities, great for teachers and  those looking for ideas to teach children about wolves.    

The author is offering a 30% discount for all titles, not just Discovering Wolves.  Use Code Wolf30 at checkout.    CLICK TO PURCHASE
Thank you to all our supporters who purchased the shirts in memory of the Yellowstone wolf, "The White Lady of the Canyon Pack".  Together we raised over $1500 towards the reward fund for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for her death.  In the event the killer is not found, the money will be applied towards a reward fund for another wolf illegally killed in/near our National Parks. 
For the latest scientific information, please visit  OUR WEBSITE  and while there, you can shop at  OUR STORE
Our mission:  
We 'educate, advocate, and participate' for the long term recovery and preservation of wolves based on the best available science and the principles of democracy.  We:  
  1. Educate the public about the important role that wolves play in maintaining healthy ecosystems
  2. Inform the public about challenges to wolf recovery
  3. Support measures that promote peaceful coexistence with wolves on the landscape
  4. Educate the public about the issues in all regions and ways it can effectively participate in the democratic process to promote science-based decision-making about wolves.
All donations, no matter the amount, will be appreciated because they will enable us to: 
  • Provide educational programs, materials and events
  • Participate in conferences, seminars, and consultation with other professionals in the fields of wolf biology, research, conservation, eco-tourism and environmental law.
  • Secure a Wolfwatcher Legal Fund to sustain potential engagement in litigation that challenges local, state and/or federal policies that affect wolf preservation.
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