The Wolf Intelligencer

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." John Muir



Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
Great Plains Wolf (Canis lupus nubilus)
Eastern Timber Wolf (Canis lycaon, Canis lupus lycaon)

Population Statistics [No wolves, established packs.]

Legal Status; State Threatened Species and classifed as Federally Endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the entire Sate of Illinois. Federally Endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service south of Interstate 80.

US Fish and Wildlife Service (Gray Wolves in the Western Great Lakes)
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
IDNR New Conservation Laws
University of Illinois Extension


Illinois News Resources & Publications
WIFR (Rockfort,  Illinois)
Medill Reports (Chicago, Illinois)
Chicago Sun Times (Chicago, Illinois)


Wolf and Wildlife News from Illinois

Journal Articles

Where can wolves live and how can we live with them?. Mech LD. Biological Conservation. 2017 Jun

Illinois resident attitudes toward recolonizing large carnivores. Smith JB, Nielsen CK, Hellgren EC. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 2014 Jul

The original status of wolves in eastern North America. Nowak RM. Southeastern Naturalist. 2002 Jun;

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