Hi to all tripadvisor people and thank you so much for everyones help with our upcomming trip.
Firstly let me say I am disgusted. I love wolves, I love all wildlife - but wolves are my favourite animal. Twelve years ago I visited Yellowstone on my honeymoon - the wolves had only recently been re-introduced (a few years previously) and we were desperate to catch a sight. By pure luck we witnessed a pack of wolves at a kill by the side of the road and that was one of the best moments of my life. I remember it vividly - it ranks up there with the moment my children were born. At that time there was a lot of love for the wolf and their success in the area was just inspiring.
Now 12 years on we are planning a return trip in September as a second honeymoon and during my research I have found many stories about how the wolves have been taken off the endangered species list and that there is due to be a wolf hunt in the fall pending Judge Molloy's ruling.
I truly despair. Surely there has to be another way? Has the human race really gone backwards? I am deeply saddened and disheartened.
Our upcomming trip has cost us in excess of $20000 (not including flights from Australia), that money is going into the US economy - it will all be spent in US shops and business - if it weren't for the wolf we would probably have gone to Canada.
But, getting off my soapbox I do have a question, hence the post. I see that hunting is supposed to commence in the fall and wonder if someone knows when the fall technically starts. We plan to do some exploring in Jackson outside of national parks and I dont want my 2 young children exposed to gunshots and hunters. We are there in mid September and will be camping in an RV.
Thanks in advance for anyones help.