Written by Nate Blakrslee, this novel follows the wolves of Yellowstone and the lives that shaped them and whom they shaped. This IS a nonfiction work, and I greatly enjoyed it.
I adore wolves. That is why I requested a review copy of this novel. Ever since the first time I watched Balto they have facinated me.
This book looks at hunting these wolves and shows two perspectives (heavily leaning towards one over the other): the hunter and the protector.
Written wonderfully, I think this book is a must read for any hunter, outdoor enthusiast, or anyone interested in wolves. This book was an easy read that kept my attention and read like a fiction novel, a good thing considering the average book reader today.
I never knew so much about the Yellowstone wolf packs, for there are more than one, and all the changes they have faced through the years.
I did, of course, know that there have been, and it believe there still are, wolf permits given out to hunt wolves.
I love wolves. Have I already said that? That being said, I can understand why they need to be controlled. We control almost everything else left in nature, we are left controlling them as well.
I don’t think it is possible to read this book and not, at the least, have a mental discussion about the topic.
If you can, or are not interested, this book likely isn’t for you, just saying.
I enjoyed this book, and overall recommend it.
This book was given to me by Netgalley and Edelweiss for an honest review.