The Wolf Intelligencer



Ecoregions of Quebec

Central Canadian Shield forests, Eastern Canadian forests, Eastern Canadian Shield taiga, Southern Hudson Bay taiga, Eastern forest–boreal transition, Eastern Great Lakes lowland forests, Gulf of St. Lawrence lowland forests, New England-Acadian forests, Low Arctic tundra, Middle Arctic tundra, Torngat Mountain tundra

Wolves in National Parks and Protected Areas of Quebec
Parc National du Mont-Tremblant (Québec, Canada)

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
Loup Gris (Francais)
Labrador Wolf (Canis lupus labradorius)
Great Lakes Boreal Wolf (Canis lupus x Canis lycaon)
Eastern Timber Wolf (Canis lycaon or Canis lupus lycaon)

Population Statistics [7,000 estimate]
Statistiques Démographiques

Legal Status; Game species throughout except for very small federal areas.
Statut Légal; Espèces de gibier.

Forêts, Faune et Parcs Quebec
Sépaq Network Quebec

La Clan des Loups d’Amerique du Nord

Quebec / Canadian News Resources & Publications
Ressources et des Publications
Le Devoir (Quebec, Canada)
Radio Canada International (Montreal, Quebec)
Le Journal de Montreal (Montreal, Quebec)
La Presse (Canada)


Wolf and Wildlife News from Quebec

Journal Articles

Wolf habitat selection in relation to recreational structures in a national park. Malcolm K, Cheveau M, St-Laurent MH.Journal of Mammalogy. 2020 Oct

Echinococcus in wild canids in Québec (Canada) and Maine (USA). Schurer JM, Bouchard E, Bryant A, Revell S, Chavis G, Lichtenwalner A, Jenkins EJ. PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 2018 Aug

Space use by gray wolves (Canis lupus) in response to simulated howling: a case study and a call for further investigation. Leblond M, Dussault C, St-Laurent MH. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 2017


Simulated wolf howling sessions are a popular ecotourism activity, but no exhaustive evaluation has been made on their potential impacts on wolf ecology. We evaluated the effects of simulated wolf howling sessions on the space use of gray wolves (Canis lupus L., 1758) in the Montmorency Forest (Quebec, Canada). Although we equipped 22 individuals with GPS collars from 2005 to 2008, only four wolves could potentially hear our 20 simulated howls (July to October 2008). We used power analyses to select two spatiotemporal scales of analysis with sufficient location data to investigate wolf reactions. We evaluated the distance and orientation of wolf movements relative to howling stations, their movement rates, and their mean distance to other collared pack members, which we used as an index of pack cohesion. We found that wolves approached howling stations (at both scales) and were closer to other pack members (at broad scale only) after simulated howls. The reactions of wolves were of relatively low magnitude, and we conclude that simulated howling sessions were unlikely to have strong negative impacts on the movement patterns of wolves. We encourage future studies to evaluate the effects of simulated howling on the activity levels and fine-scale space use by wolves.

Recent occurrences of wild-origin wolves (Canis spp.) in Canada south of the St. Lawrence River revealed by stable isotope and genetic analysis
DF McAlpine, DX Soto, LY Rutledge… – The Canadian …, 2016

Caribou avoiding wolves face increased predation by bears–C aught between S cylla and C harybdis
M Leblond, C Dussault, JP Ouellet… – Journal of Applied …, 2016

Cooperative hunting of Canada geese (Branta canadensis) by gray wolves (Canis lupus) in northern Quebec
TC Nichols – The Canadian Field-Naturalist, 2015

Cumulative effects of forestry on habitat use by gray wolf (Canis lupus) in the boreal forest
M Houle, D Fortin, C Dussault, R Courtois… – Landscape ecology, 2010

Summer food habits of gray wolves in the boreal forest of the Lac Jacques-Cartier highlands, Québec
JP Tremblay, H Jolicoeur, R Lemieux – Alces, 2001 – Alces

Status and conservation of the gray wolf (Canis lupus) in wildlife reserves of Québec
S Larivière, H Jolicoeur, M Crête – Biological Conservation, 2000 – Elsevier

Echinococcus granulosus (Cestoda: Taeniidae) infections and moose – wolf population dynamics in southwestern Quebec
F Messier, ME Rau, MA McNeill – Canadian Journal of …, 1989 – NRC Research Pres

Evaluation of indices of gray wolf, Canis lupus, density in hardwood-conifer forests of southwestern Quebec.
M Crête, F Messier – Canadian field-naturalist. Ottawa ON, 1987

Characteristics of the wolf (Canis lupus labradorius Goldman) in northern Quebec and Labrador
GR Parker, S Luttich – Arctic, 1986 – JSTOR

Social organization, spatial distribution, and population density of wolves in relation to moose density
F Messier – Canadian Journal of Zoology, 1985 – NRC Research Press

Helminths of wolves (Canis lupus L.) from southwestern Québec
MA McNeill, ME Rau, F Messier – Canadian Journal of …, 1984 – NRC Research Press