History of Public Wolf Howls Algonquin Provincial Park

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History of Public Wolf Howls Algonquin Provincial Park
History of
Public Wolf Howls
Algonquin Provincial Park
“…the preservation and
protection of game and fish, of
wild birds generally, and of
any and all animals in the
Park, and
for the destruction of wolves,
bears and other noxious or
destructive animals…”
The Use of Tape-recorded Wolf
Howls to Locate Timber Wolfs
• Dr. Douglas Pimlott
• Presented at the 22nd Midwest Fish and Wildlife
Conference, Toronto, 1960
• “We are using ‘human howling’ more and more
in the course of normal field work when it is not
feasible to carry a recorder or record-player unit
with us.
• The results suggest that any person undertaking
timber wolf research should consider developing
his ability to howl.”
The
Raven,
1963
1st Public Wolf Howl
• 656 people
• 164 cars
• talk by George
Kolenosky
•1964 – 1 successful howl
•1965 – 1 unsuccessful howl
•1966-68 – none
•1969 – revived (suggested by
Dennis Voigt)
Public Wolf
Howls
Thursdays in August if…
wolves
X
•107 Public Wolf Howls
•152,000 people
•73% success (85% last 10 years)
•average 500 cars (2,000 people)
•largest wolf howl: 675 cars
(2,700 people)

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