"I know on my piece of land that I've seen the deer population startin' to dwindle"
Join Hunters as they hunt some of the prey that red wolves hunt. Those prey animals may change their behavior due to the presence of the red wolf. But is there enough prey to go around?
With 45 - 60 left in the wild, red wolves are fighting for survival
Meet some of the red wolves, hear their stories, and investigate and debate how population numbers have dwindled.
Trappers in Canada "told me...they could catch so much more other fur-bearers that the wolves had destroyed"
Tag along with trappers while they hunt many of the same animals red wolves want.
"We just pushed them out of their natural habitat"
Organizations like the Red Wolf Coalition, Animal Welfare Institute and Defenders of Wildlife have become the voice for red wolves in the wild.
"As far as the wolves themselves, we have not seen anything but a benefit on [one] property"
"we still sympathize with the people that have smaller tracts of land that can't keep the predation down from the other predators." Learn why some landowners are OK with red wolves and others are not.
"It's one of the most important things in the world to me, really, to protect and preserve endangered species"
Join the biologists to see how they tracked, trapped and released red wolves throughout the years.
"We love our hunting. And that is a heritage that goes back from generation to generation"
Small business owners and hunting guides depend on hunting tourism for income.
Pro-Red Wolf Trappers and Hunters
Some trappers and hunters also believe red wolves have a place in the overall ecosystem. Some believe red wolves might make deer herds stronger by targeting the weak animals.
"This experiment just isn't working. That's the bottom line."
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission represents the state in managing federally listed species under the Endangered Species Act.
"It is one of the most successful reintroductions of a predator in the United States"
The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) helps conservation groups fight for the protection of red wolves in the court of law.