The Wolf Intelligencer

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

South Dakota


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

Population Statistics [No known established packs.]

Legal Status;

US Fish and Wildlife Service (Gray Wolves in the Western Great Lakes)
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks


South Dakota News Resources & Publications
Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota)
South Dakota Magazine (Yankton, South, Dakota)
Black Hills Pioneer (Spearfish, South Dakota)


Wolf and Wildlife News from South Dakota

Journal Articles

Population dynamics of a Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis) herd in the southern Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming. Parr BL, Smith JB, Jenks JA, Thompson DJ. The American Midland Naturalist. 2018 Jan

Long-distance dispersal of a subadult male cougar from South Dakota to Connecticut documented with DNA evidence. Hawley JE, Rego PW, Wydeven AP, Schwartz MK, Viner TC, Kays R, Pilgrim KL, Jenks JA. Journal of Mammalogy. 2016 May

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

Survival of white‐tailed deer neonates in Minnesota and South Dakota. Grovenburg TW, Swanson CC, Jacques CN, Klaver RW, Brinkman TJ, Burris BM, Deperno CS, Jenks JA. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 2011 Jan

Evaluation of an augmentation of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep at Badlands National Park, South Dakota. Zimmerman, T.J., 2008.

Bison-Demographics-in-Wind-Cave-National/10.3375/0885-8608(2008)28[240:EOCOBD]2.0.CO;2.short">Effects of culling on bison demographics in Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota. Millspaugh JJ, Gitzen RA, Licht DS, Amelon S, Bonnot TW, Jachowski DS, Jones-Farrand DT, Keller BJ, McGowan CP, Pruett MS, Rittenhouse CD.Natural Areas Journal. 2008 Jul

Effect of coyotes and release site selection on survival and movement of translocated swift foxes in the Badlands ecosystem of South Dakota. Schroeder, G.M., 2007.

Survival of pronghorns in western South Dakota. Jacques CN, Jenks JA, Sievers JD, Roddy DE, Lindzey FG.The Journal of wildlife management. 2007 May

Factors influencing a declining pronghorn population in Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota (Doctoral dissertation, South Dakota State University).Sievers, J.D., 2004.

Failure to identify alveolar echinococcosis in trappers from South Dakota in spite of high prevalence of Echinococcus multilocularis in wild canids. Hildreth MB, Sriram S, Gottstein B, Wilson M, Schantz PM. Journal of Parasitology. 2000 Feb

Differential effects of coyotes and red foxes on duck nest success. Sovada MA, Sargeant AB, Grier JW. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 1995 Jan

Gray wolf (Canis lupus) occurrences in the Dakotas. Light DS, Fritts SH. American Midland Naturalist. 1994 Jul

Observed interactions between coyotes and red foxes. Sargeant AB, Allen SH. Journal of Mammalogy. 1989 Aug

Coyote foods in the Black hills, South Dakota. MacCracken JG, Uresh DW. The Journal of wildlife management. 1984

An ecological study of the mammals of the Badlands and the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming. Stebler AM. Ecology. 1939 Jul


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