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A Year in the Wilderness: Followed by Wolves – Week 16, Post 9

There are wolves all around us; scientists estimate there are close to 500 wolf packs in Northern Minnesota. We encounter their tracks almost every day and their ghostly howls often pierce the frigid night air, but we rarely see them. Normally wolves run away when they sense the presence of humans and are gone before we…

A Year in the Wilderness: Howling Wolves Remind Us We Are Only Visitors – Week 7, Post #3

The lake’s glassy surface beckoned us, so after setting up our camp we slid the canoe back in the water for a quick paddle as the sun set. We pulled our canoe up on shore and were about to continue our camp chores when a pack of wolves broke the silence with a chorus of…

Best New Trips in the World: Tracking Wildlife in Slovakia

For our annual Adventure Travel issue, we scoured the globe to find the 25 Best New Trips in the World for 2010, complete with a Best Trips photo gallery. Today, we present Slovakia. The world’s far corners are now well within reach. SLOVAKIA: Tracking a Wild Pack Thirteen years ago, British biologist Robin Rigg ventured into Slovakia’s Carpathian…

Paul Kvinta on Man Vs. Nature

Yesterday, it became legal to kill a wolf in Idaho. A state-sanctioned wolf hunt began amid controversy, seeing as wolves were removed from the endangered species list only four months ago. There’s a good back and forth between Idaho hunters and conservationists here. Contributing Editor Paul Kvinta has covered interspecies conflicts like this one for…