Wolves in the Land of Salmon
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Wolves. We love them, idolize them, and are fascinated by them. We also hate them, fear them, and blame them. The wolf's relationship with humans is complex and can be emotionally wrought, depending on whether one is a hunter, rancher, or animal lover.
Wolves in the Land of Salmon is nature writing at its best. Vivid imagery and a sense of wonder bring the text alive and help the reader understand exactly what it means to be a wolf. David Moskowitz's training as a wildlife tracker gives him insider knowledge he generously shares with the hope that with greater understanding comes new perspective.
The daring photography provides the first significant portrait of these charismatic animals west of the Cascades and the British Columbia Coast Range. His accounts of young wolves at play, and the stories that shed light on the psychological power wolves have across cultures and generations, make this a true wilderness adventure.
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Come into play. For a number of years I co-led wolf-tracking expeditions in central Idaho for Wilderness Awareness School. Since the school started these expeditions in the late 1990s, many of the wolf-killed elk carcasses we’ve discovered have been in riparian vegetation. We also find elk carcasses in the large open prairies that stretch across the mountain valleys, as well as in the forest and forest’s edge, but much less consistently here than in riparian areas. Douglas Smith, director of the.
At this time put the population at seven to eight thousand animals. When Olaus Murie surveyed the peninsula again in the mid 1930s, he came up with a similar estimate of population size. Concerns about deteriorating range condition persisted, and again in the mid 1930s severe winters led to significant die-offs of elk. The moratorium on elk hunting was lifted in 1933, but in 1938 the national park was established and hunting was stopped once and for all inside its boundaries. Since then elk.