Denali National Park Wolves

Please take urgent action for Denali National Park Wolves.

As wolf hunting and trapping season comes to a close, with the last day for trapping a week away (article below), and already eight wolves reported “harvested” we mourn the loss of wolf packs which we had grown attached to, and wonder which families have suffered greatly at the hands of man “kind” this season. Hunting will resume in August and trapping in November. If you haven’t already done so please sign this petition to secure a permanent no-kill buffer along the park boundary.

Denali National Park and Preserve Wolf Pack Narratives (prior to this season's hunt). Tap image for information.
Denali National Park and Preserve Wolf Pack Narratives (prior to this season’s hunt). Tap image for information.

From the Newsminer:

State biologists issued an emergency order Friday, March 30th, closing the wolf hunting and trapping season on state land along the Stampede Trail, including land adjacent to the eastern boundary of Denali National Park and Preserve.

Denali Wolf – Photo by Johnny Johnson
Denali Wolf – Photo by Johnny Johnson

Hunting season for wolves had been scheduled to run through April 15, and trapping season was to end on April 30. The wolf season will remain open for hunters until 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 2nd, and for an additional week for trappers, until 11:59 p.m. April 9. The final number of wolves legally killed in the unit won’t be known until trappers report their harvest. They have until 30 days after the season closes to file their report.

Gray wolf howls in Denali National park, interior, Alaska.
Gray wolf howls in Denali National park, interior, Alaska.

The area has been the site of a years-long political and public policy battle about the killing of wolves that roam on state and federal land.

Denali wolf catches a snack!
Denali wolf catches a snack!

“Preliminary data indicate up to eight wolves have been taken this year in the area near the Stampede Trail, though exact harvest locations are unknown,” a news release from the Department of Fish and Game reads. “Over the last five years, the average area harvest has been about four wolves per year.” Full article here.

Wolf from the Grant Creek pack forages along the Denali Park road, Denali National Park, interior, Alaska. (photography by Patrick J. Endres)
Wolf from the Grant Creek pack forages along the Denali Park road, Denali National Park, interior, Alaska. (photography by Patrick J. Endres)
Enjoy this photo gallery of Denali National Park Wolves by Ken Conger. Tap image for more.
Enjoy this photo gallery of Denali National Park Wolves by Ken Conger. Tap image for more.

Feature image by Ken Conger

Related content: Assault Rifle Slaughter of Wolves Outside Denali

The continued killing of Denali wolves has severely disrupted family group integrity, behavior, continuity, and ecology.

Wolf pup at Denali National Park.
Wolf pup at Denali National Park.

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8 thoughts on “Denali National Park Wolves

  1. Denali National Park Needs a secure & permanent Buffer along the park boundaries.
    Park Wolves do not know boundaries & hunters just wait to kill them when they cross the imaginary line.
    So for these park wolves & other they have lost their mate, their alpha & their pups. Their packs disorganized & destroyed not to mention becoming endangered.
    Stop this hunting & trapping Near Denali National Park.

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  2. Human “kind” indeed!!

    I signed the petition but I have to wonder if these petitions ever make any difference. I have signed so many over the years to help protect all kinds of animals….yet the war against nature and wildlife continues on and on and on…

    The Battle of the Brutes against the Wolves has been going on for so long (centuries in the Americas) that I think it is amazing that wolves are not completely extinct in the 21st century. We have been so successful at almost wiping them out I wonder if it is a just a matter of time. Don’t get me wrong, I will continue to sign petitions, give my money to animal protection groups and try to stay educated on what is happening, but really, it feels very hopeless sometimes…….

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    1. Indeed, it does seem hopeless, more often than not. I have to agree with you regarding the petitions, which I also still sign. Certainly some are more worthwhile than others. The petition which I offered here is authored by a dedicated advocate for Denali’s wolves; rest assured that it is worthy of your signature. Thanks for your help, Idugan.

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  3. Thank you For All The News On These Beautiful WOLVES !!! They Are So Fabulous And I find it So Senseless To Have Them MURDERED FOR NO GOOD REASON ??? What A Terrible Shame For All Of us. So Sad….

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  4. I cannot stress enough how much I love wildlife, especially our beautiful Wolves. There are days of reading about the cruelty shown towards Wolves, I can do nothing but weep. Yet there are days like recently where a Federal Judge saved the ESA from being dismantled and I wept with joy! It made signing petitions over and over, and phone calls to our Senators…a breeze! Thank you all.

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