Wild Wolves of BC with David Hemmings

We are excited to take you on a journey into the wilderness. Start the morning watching the sunrise over the snow peaked Niut Mountain Range across Eagle Lake. After breakfast be driven into the deep wilderness to your site, At your private and remote location, you will have the opportunity to photograph the elusive grey wolf. These are wild animals not in captivity. Each photographer, videographer or wolf viewer will be delegated to a blind on your own or some blinds hold two photographers. Some of the wolf packs and wolves in the area range from the reddish, golden color to light grey and white timber wolves to completely white and completely black Timber wolves. Sizes vary from 90 pounds to almost 200 pounds. Listen as the wolves howl and watch nature unfold before your eyes. You may also view other wildlife including bald eagles, ravens, golden eagle, moose, deer, mountain lion, fox, hare, wolverine as well as other wintering birds. Patience is required as the wolves are very wary and very smart.
We cannot guarantee wolf sightings each trip but the majority of our clients see and photograph one or more wolves during their adventure. It is possible that there are days between sightings.
There is a chance of not sighting wolves during your trip but we do everything possible to tip the odds in your favor of getting that once in a lifetime sighting and photo of a wild wolf. At days end, return back to the lodge watching the sun disappear behind the trees. Finish your day with a family style dinner, discuss events with new friends.

PHOTOGRAPHER PROJECT: For Every Fallen Wolf by Weldon Lee

(Canis lupus) captive animal; Kalispell, Montana (c) Weldon Lee

(Canis lupus) captive animal; Kalispell, Montana (c) Weldon Lee

Story and photograph by Weldon Lee

Prejudice is not limited to religion and racial ethnicity. It also finds targets among our wild brothers and sisters, not the least being the gray wolf. Wolf eradication can be traced back to the Middle Ages in Europe. It’s not surprising that it lifted its ugly head again as Europeans began arriving in the New World.

According to PBS, “By the middle of the twentieth century, government-sponsored extermination had wiped out nearly all gray wolves in the Lower 48 states. Only a small population remained in northeastern Minnesota and Michigan.” This came about as a result of wealthy livestock owners wielding their influence over policymakers in Washington, D.C., and demanding a wider grazing range.

In spite of Congress providing protection for wolves under the Endangered Species Act in 1973, wolves are still being killed.

The endangered species protection for gray wolves was repealed in six states. What followed over the last two years was the killing of more than 2,600 wolves. Now the government wants to delist gray wolves in practically the entire Lower 48. Continue reading