Yellowstone Wolves in Books

Read up on the history and reintroduction of Yellowstone's wolves. Here are our recommendations for six books about these controversial animals.
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Read up on the history and reintroduction of Yellowstone's wolves.

The Wolves of Yellowstone
Smith, Voyageur Press, Stillwater, Minnesota,1996.
Written by Wolf Restoration Project leaders, this book tells the inside story of the restoration of wolves to Yellowstone.

Wolf Wars: The Remarkable Inside Story of the Restoration of Wolves to Yellowstone
Hank Fischer, Falcon Press, Helena, Montana, 1995.
This intriguing story unfolds how the Yellowstone wolf was hated into extinction, the struggle with Congress and welcomes the master predator's return.

The Yellowstone Wolves the First Year
Ferguson, G. Falcon Press, Helena, Montana, 1996.
Travel through the first year with 14 wolves and a team of dedicated naturalists

The Return of the Wolf to Yellowstone
Thomas McNamee, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1997.
A thoroughly researched account of the animals, people and politics behind this conservation success story.

The Yellowstone Wolf: A Guide and Sourcebook
Schullery, P. High Plains Publishing World, Wyoming 1996.
In this comprehensive reference book, historian-naturalist Paul Schullery has gathered many voices that together bring the dramatic saga of the Yellowstone wolf to life.

Wolf: Return to Yellowstone
Milstein, M. The Billings Gazette, PO Box 36300, Billings, MT 59107-6300. 1995.
This book takes you along the ruthless campaign decades ago to exterminate wolves from the American West and, finally the decision to bring them back. 96 pages.

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