Memories of My First Wild Wolf Sighting

I feel a strong obligation to fight for wolves – perhaps the most wrongfully persecuted animal in the world. I will fight so others have the chance to experience that same heart-stopping thrill of seeing a wolf in the wild. I will fight so that people will see that we can coexist with wolves. I will fight so that wolves can live in peace and not be subject to the heartless cruelty of humans.

Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin

With so much depressing news about wolves these last few weeks – from the relentless anti-wolf legislation in Congress, to the dreadful Montana and Wyoming wolf hunts – I so desperately need some positive wolf thoughts running through my head right now. So, I take myself back to the first time I ever saw a wolf in the wild.

Believe it or not, for something that had such an emotional effect on me, I cannot for the life of me remember the exact place or year –  I think it might have been in 2004 and possibly near Cache Creek. I was on a week-long backpacking trip in the northern portion of Yellowstone. On my backpacking trips I have always gone with a guide so I can just enjoy being in the moment and soak up the grandeur of all the sights and sounds around me. That being said, my…

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3 thoughts on “Memories of My First Wild Wolf Sighting

  1. Yes, it was a thrill for me my first time seeing a wolf! It left a mark on my heart. I will do whatever I can to save them! To even think that children might grow up never seeing are hearing about wolves is awful! They are necessary for the eco system and I cannot tolerate killing them! I volunteered at the wold sanctuary in Eureka Mo! I hope someone got the message of their beauty and strengths.


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