Wolf Forgiveness Bonus Program

Frequently Asked Questions
(612) 424-3613

How does an eligible producer go about beginning the process for reimbursement?
Eligible producers interested in the program can contact Howling For Wolves by calling (612) 424-3613 or via e-mail at bonusprogram@howlingforwolves.org.

What is the “Wolf Forgiveness Bonus Program?
Howling For Wolves, a Minnesota-based non-profit wolf advocacy organization, launched the “Wolf Forgiveness Bonus Program” to work with livestock producers to find common ground.

Who is eligible for the “Wolf Forgiveness Bonus Program?
Minnesota livestock producers who suffer a suspected predator loss within Minnesota’s current wolf range and who 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.

What will be the reimbursement rates for the “Wolf Forgiveness Bonus Program?
Eligible cattle producers will receive $600 per calf and $750 per adult.  Lamb and wool producers $200 for four months or younger, $300 for four months or older, and $500 for a registered ram or ewe.

What information will applicants need to provide?
Eligible producers will need to provide basic information such as the ages of lost livestock, a photo, and the last time the animal was seen.  All inquiries and information gathered will remain confidential.

What is Howling For Wolves?
Howling For Wolves was formed in 2012 to educate the public and policymakers about the benefits of a viable wolf population upon the forest ecosystem.  The organization supports the long-term survival of the wolf in Minnesota and resolving conflicts between wolves and humans.