At Your Home:
- Do not feed wolves and other wildlife
- Since garbage can attract wolves and other wildlife, keep garbage in a secure location
- Do not leave any food outside, including scraps, pet food, or livestock feed. When possible, feed animals inside.
- Keep dogs under supervision. Wolves can be highly territorial toward other canids
- Do not leave pets outside unattended, especially at night
- Take steps to avoid rodent infestations as they can attract predators
- Avoid ornamental fruit trees or pick up fruit immediately if any has fallen - fruit may attract predators to your yard
- Avoid having bird feeders in your yard as these may also be predator attractants
While Camping, Hiking, Outdoors:
- Never feed, approach, or allow wolves to come near, or they may lose their fear of people.
- Do not bury garbage. If you pack it in – pack it out!
- Keep a clean and orderly camp. Cook and store food away from sleeping areas. Suspend food, toiletries, garbage and other loose objects on a rope between trees, or in secured kayak hatches, out of reach of wildlife. Wolves have been reported removing personal and other non-food items from campsites.
- Stay away from fresh wolf kills or other carcasses you may across, as well as avoid dens, and rendezvous sites.
- Wash dishes in a container and dispose of grey water.
- Near the coast use areas below high tide mark, away from camp, in an area of high tidal exchange for toilets – do not use the upland areas, wolves will feed on human excrement.
- Keep dogs on leash to avoid encounters. If you encounter a wolf, make the dog heel next to you immediately. Standing between the dog and the wolf often ends the encounter, but never try to break up a fight between a wolf and a dog.
In Your Community:
- Remind your neighbors to never feed wolves and other wildlife.
- Promote the reduction of potential wildlife food sources in and around your community.
- Notify authorities about wolves or other wildlife that seem comfortable around people, seek human food, or frequent human areas. Early intervention can keep a problem from getting worse.