Gray Wolves in the Crosshairs

Wolves are essential to the health of wilderness ecosystems; yet tragically, trophy hunting and trapping of these majestic animals have turned states into killing fields, endangering their numbers on a massive scale. 

wisconsin

218 wolves killed in under 3 days Feb. 22-24, 2021

wyoming

85% of Wyoming is open to year-round, unlimited and unregulated, shoot-on-sight wolf killing

Montana & idaho

passed legislation intending to kill 85-90% of their statewide wolf populations

25 Yellowstone

wolves killed by hunters in Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho Sept. 15, 2021-March 15, 2022

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Get to Know Wolves

Delisting puts wolves in danger.

Trophy killing and the loss of wild lands present the gravest threat to wolves.
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Brother Wolf

Wolves are greatly respected in the Native American community. In the Anishinaabe creation story, wolves are described as family members — brothers and sisters with whom we share the Earth.
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Wolves are a lot like humans and dogs.

We can thank wolves for giving us “man’s best friend”! The domestic dog is a direct descendent of the gray wolf. In other words, all modern dogs are domesticated wolves.
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Gray wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone.

In one of the greatest wildlife success stories of our time, gray wolves were returned to key parts of their ancestral homeland.
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She was 06. She is a legend.

An extraordinary pack leader, mother, huntress and protector, 06's life meant so much more than to be a trophy hunter's decoration.

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OUR MISSION: 

The 06 Legacy is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization that seeks to protect America's gray wolves from trophy killing and restore wolf populations through education, awareness, and endorsement of candidates.

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Books about wolves

Books transport us to places we never thought we could go. Bring the world of wolves to life with these titles.

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Everyone can do their part

The future for wolves depends upon what we can accomplish today.

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