PRESS RELEASE: Howling For Wolves Unveils Bonus Payment Program For Livestock Producers



July 26, 2022

CONTACT: Maureen Hackett, M.D.   (612) 250-5915

Howling For Wolves Unveils Bonus Payment Program For Livestock Producers

Voluntary Program Allows for Streamlined Process

St. Paul, Minnesota – Howling For Wolves (HFW), a Minnesota-based non-profit wolf advocacy organization, has launched the “Wolf Forgiveness Bonus Program”.  Minnesota livestock producers who suffer a suspected predator loss, within Minnesota’s current wolf range, and choose not to engage a trapper will be eligible for a direct payment that is in addition to any government indemnity payment.  Predator losses within wolf range, as well as atypical cases outside the defined wolf range, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The “Wolf Forgiveness Bonus Program” is an opportunity for Howling For Wolves and livestock producers to find common ground.  Eligible producers will contact Howling For Wolves directly to initiate the process for payment of $600 per calf and $750 per adult.  Basic information such as the age of the lost livestock, a photo, and the last time the animal was seen.  All inquiries and information gathered will remain confidential.

“Minnesota currently has the largest and only original wolf population remaining in the lower 48 states“ said Maureen Hackett, Howling For Wolves Founder.  “We remain committed to working with livestock producers to address the issue of wolf predation of livestock.  We understand the challenges livestock producers face when running their operation and we want to work with them to find common ground.”

Eligible producers interested in the program can contact Howling For Wolves at (612) 424-3613 or via e-mail at

For additional information regarding Howling For Wolves, contact Maureen Hackett at (612) 250-5915 or visit


July 26, 2022