Friday, May 15, 2020 - 16:00

Endangered Species Day Update with Dr. Maureen Hackett

Endangered Species Day is this Friday, May 15 – and it is an important day to celebrate! Please join Howling For Wolves President and Founder Dr. Maureen Hackett by phone or computer (on Zoom) this Friday at 4 PM Central Time to discuss the current endangered species status of the wolf, up-to-the-minute updates from the state legislature, and MN DNR's Wolf Advisory Committee.

Join Zoom Meeting on computer (video and audio - preferred), click this link:

OR join Zoom meeting via phone (audio only): Call: (646) 558-8656, passcode: 84430390672#

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 16:00

HFW Legislative Meetings at the Capitol in St. Paul

Please join us at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul on Thursday, April 16. Our priority is to connect Minnesota’s House and Senate lawmakers with their constituents who are wolf supporters.

Check-in will begin at 11 AM, and we'll have a brief program from 11:30 to 12 noon. After that, we will have individual legislative meetings with your specific House and Senate members. (We will pre-schedule these on your behalf.) If you've never come before - it is easy, efficient, fun, and your voice is badly needed! Your RSVP is requested.

Together we can protect the wolf! Click this link for more details and to let us know you're coming April 16.  If another day would work better for you, please let us know in the link as well. There is no cost to attend.

We have great momentum now, and as a constituent, you are vital to persuade lawmakers to protect the wolf. 

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 16:00

Celebrate Wolf Advocacy!

Please join us for an appreciation reception on Sunday, November 3 from 4-6 PM at Warehouse Winery in Minneapolis, hosted by Howling For Wolves President and Founder Dr. Maureen Hackett.

Warehouse Winery is located at 6415 Cambridge St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55426

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 19:00

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Where: Landmark's Edina Cinema, Edina, Minnesota

When: July 24, 7 pm to 930 pm

Howling For Wolves is a sponsor of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Wednesday, July 24 from 7 PM to 9:30 PM at the Landmark’s Edina Cinema in Edina Minnesota. There will be 18 films shown! Considered one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals, this year’s films will combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. You can purchase tickets at the link below:

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 17:00

Official USFWS Wolf Delisting Proposal Hearing

When: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 5 pm

Where: Franklin Arts Center Auditorium, 1001 Kingwood Street, Brainerd, MN 56401

Please use this link for more details and to sign-up to attend today. 



1:15: (If taking the bus) Arrive at bus-pick-up location: University Lutheran Church of Hope, 601 13th Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. This is near the UofM, I-94/35W, etc.  Please enter the parking lot on 6th Street, 7th Street, or 13th Avenue, but don’t park by the apartment buildings (or enter on 12th Avenue). There is no charge for parking. The bus (motor coach) to Brainerd and back has a restroom and free Wi-Fi. 

1:30: Bus departs from Minneapolis, travels to Brainerd

4:30: Bus arrives in Brainerd, Minneapolis

5:00-5:30: Wolf Rally at park near the public hearing site  

5:00-6:30: Official Open House hosted by Department of Interior

6:30-9:00: Official Public Hearing hosted by Department of Interior – details have not yet been outlined on format/speaking time limit, but everybody will have a chance to speak.

9:00 (or earlier, if public hearing ends early): Depart for Minneapolis

CHANGE OF PLANS? If your plans have changed and you cannot attend, please email Leslie at, or call her at 651.353.1818. This helps us plan at bus-pick-up and not unnecessarily wait for people.

FRIENDS COMING? We do have additional room on the bus! If you have friends/family that would also like to come but haven’t registered, have them sign up here ASAP:

COMMENT ON THE DELISTING: You can oppose the federal delisting on the Howling For Wolves TAKE ACTION website (top link). We have prepared a customizable official comment - and encourage you to add your own personal statement as well. Our system will automatically submit your comment for you. 

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 16:00

Public Comment Signing and Art Show from the Wolf Flow Artists at the Red Herring, Duluth, MN

When: Saturday, May 11, 4 to 6 pm

Where: The Red Herring,  208 East 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802

With the national public comment period on the USFWS wolf delisting proposal ending on May 14th, we are hosting another event in Duluth, MN to gather public comments and showcase wolf themed art from local Wolf Flow Artists.

Here is a statement from the artists

Wild Icon or Mere Statistic?

We wouldn't be true wolf advocates if we didn't acknowledge the conflict issues between humans and wolves.  We commit ourselves to being part of the solution.  

We recognize it has been established that the recreational hunting and trapping of wolves does not solve the depredation dilemma.  We do know for certain that there is so much more to learn 

and understand about this intelligent Apex species, the vital role it plays in our ecosystem; notably, in current times of climate crisis.

The most fascinating way of the wolf is that ironically, when the wolf is free from our imposing grip and blunt interference it naturally manages its own population while steadying and increasing the population of its prey.  If wolves begin to recover in any region, it is good overall for the health of our natural lands and other wild species of concern.

This is not the time to De-list the wolf from the ESL.  We ask you to learn more, ask questions to better understand the scope of this issue.

"If only we could match tolerance to the magnificence of this wild icon, our nation would be in a better place."- WFA

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 10:00

Wolf Delisting Hearing, Hosted by Sen Ron Johnson| Wisconsin

When: Friday May 3, 10 am to 1 pm

Where: Hudson House Grand Hotel, 1616 Crest View Drive, Hudson, WI

Last month the Department of Interior proposed to remove Endangered Species Act protections for all wolves in the United States. Delisting puts their fate in the hands of many states who could implement hunting and trapping seasons immediately. Clearly this will be a death sentence for many wolves. Howling For Wolves stands for continued federal protections to ensure the wolf’s long-term survival.

UPCOMING EVENT: Wisconsin U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (Republican) is holding an open, public meeting to hear comments from Wisconsin residents on the proposed delisting. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services staff will be there, along with many local decision-makers. The event is from 10 AM to 1 PM, Friday, May 3, at Hudson House Grand Hotel, 1616 Crest View Drive, Hudson, WI.  There will be a short presentation, and then the audience will have an opportunity to make statements. This is not a question/answer forum.

The wolf needs you to send a message to Governor Johnson and our political leaders at this event. Please attend if you can and make a short comment against the delisting.

If you can’t make this forum, please consider making a comment by May 14 on the delisting through the Howling For Wolves TAKE ACTION website today to oppose this delisting. We have prepared a customizable comment – and encourage you to add your own personal statement as well. The system will automatically submit your comment for you.

Thank you for your actions. Together we can protect the wolf!

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 19:00

Statewide MN Wolf Advocate Conference Call

When: Thursday May 2, 7 pm

Thursday May 2, Howling For Wolves will be hosting a statewide advocacy conference call to discuss the US Fish and Wildlife Services proposal to remove federal gray wolf protections across the lower 48 (public comments close on May 14th), share tips for action, and to discuss Minnesota HF1327---a bill which seeks to prevent a wolf hunt in the event delisting occurs.

If you would like to participate in the call, contact our Projects Manager at

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 07:45

Wolf Display at the Bemidji Public Library

When: Througout May 2019

Where: Bemidji Public Library

During May 2019, Howling For Wolves in collaboraion with local advocates will have educational materials and articles on display in a glass case in the entry of the Bemidji Public Library. There will also be opportunity to submit public comment in opposition to the federal wolf delisting proposal (ending May 14), to write to your state lawmakers in oppostion to a wolf hunt, and to hear speakers and presentations from local wolf advocates. As more details arise, they will be added below.

On Thursday, June 13th from 5 to 7 pm, two regional experts on wolves will discuss the impact of the removal of the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act. Barry Babcock of Laporte and Robert J. Shimek of the White Earth Reservation will be talking about the removal of the gray wolf and the impacts of a possible recreational hunt season on the population of wolves in Minnesota.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 13:00

Howl For The Wolves at Half Brothers Brewing Company

When: Saturday April 27, 1 to 3 pm

Where: Half Brothers Brewing Company, Grand Forks, ND

Please join us at Half Brothers Brewery for some painless wolf advocacy and socializing on April 27th from 1-3!

Grab a drink & some appetizers and sign a petition, make a call, or just listen to discussion and learn about the importance of predator protection.

The vast majority of Americans want wolf protections to remain and for wolves to be treated humanely but despite this fact, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a rule to remove wolves from Federal protection of the Endangered Species Act.

So why is our advocacy important?

Because without our support, hunters and trappers will be allowed to kill wolves based on bad science, political corruption, and fear mongering while ignoring scientific evidence showing the importance of stable wolf populations.

Children are welcome to join! Please share this event and bring a friend and help us build our pack!

Half Brothers Brewing is located at 17 North Third St in the heart of downtown Grand Forks, ND.