Reintroducing wolves in Pennsylvania? The Northeast?

Hang around progressive-thinking conservationists in Pennsylvania long enough and invariably the discussion turns to the big what-ifs: What if mountain lions (cougars? panthers? catamounts?) and wolves (timber wolf? red wolf? gray wolf?) could again find a home here?

There’s an apparently on-going discussion about wolves taking place here.

And for the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s standard response regarding such reintroductions, read this.  In short, the wildlife agency doesn’t like the idea at all. But then the agency also has a longstanding antipathy to the word “wilderness,” especially when applied to one or more of its own “game lands.”

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158 responses to “Reintroducing wolves in Pennsylvania? The Northeast?

    • I was hunting in Southeastern Pa, Chester Springs, Pa. Chester County I believe. I bow hunted a deer at dusk and came back 3 hours later and found the rear quarter had a huge chunk missing. As I am dressing the deer I hear a growl, a mean growl. It was not a dog or a fox, I jumped up growled and screamed and flash my lights around the area. I continued on and dressed the deer the whole time hearing the animal pace around and get closer. I growled a couple more times and finished dressing the deer and got out of there as quickly as possible. I can’t say what it was but It wasn’t small and It wasn’t a dog. Sounded more like a large Cat.

  1. I SAW A RED WOLF AND A SMALLL GREY WOLF.. OUTSIDE PHILADELPHIA INBUCKS COUNTY.. HEY WERE TOGETHER IF THE REDISH ORANGE GOLD COLORED ONE WAS HUGE I WOULD SAY MAYBE 70-90 POUNDS.. IT ACTUALLY GALLOPED INTO THE BRUSH I WAS SCARED FOR MY LIFE

    • were you at the zoo?

      • I own a female itialian mastif well over 150 lbs, during this last snow fall about 01 week ago, i was parking my truck when i spotted a large set of tracks in the snow by my fence where i walk my dogs, they looked like large dog prints, larger than my dogs…. and i am in a rual area near wind gap pa. there was only one set and it was near the road and i could not tell where it went…. the animal must be very large…..

  2. Bob, thanks for stopping by. Your observation is interesting, but not very likely. Maybe you spotted a red fox and/or a gray fox?

  3. I need info on why they should reintroduce wolves into the wilderness, both the things for and the things against this.

  4. John, I’m not sure what you’re seeking here. Wolves already are in wilderness, particularly the Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho. And can be found in de facto wilderness in Montana and Wyoming. I suggest starting your research here: http://wolves.wordpress.com/wolf-reintroduction-history/
    Then, go to http://www.fws.gov and,using the search engine there, do a search for “wolf reintroduction.” You will get scores of links to explore.
    Why should wolves be reintroduced to wilderness? Simple, because wilderness is not truly wild without the full complement of species that should be there. Wolves play critical ecological roles. Those are two primary reasons why wolves should again be roaming wild lands where habitat is still suitable.

  5. im so worried about the ever thining population of wild wolves. beyond the fact that they play a vital role in our ecosystem they are an impotant part to many cultures such as the native americans and would be an insult to what they believe in if we were to kepp them away from their natural habitat. i realize their are many down falls to reintroducing wolves to pensnsilvania but i feel we should be able to go around those difficulties and find a way to bring back the population.

  6. I live in Northeast Pa and my girlfriend and I just spotted a black wolf. It was 50 meters when we first saw it and it ran out to about 150 meters and turned for one more look at us. We spotlighted it so I’m probably guessing it was confused as to why the light was following it. I have a degree in biology and would estimate live weight to be 120 or 130 lbs. It was a big animal. WE WERE glad to have been in the TRUCK!!!

    • Where in northeast pa do you live? I live in athens, PA in bradford county and my friend and myself saw a black wolf on orange hill a few months after the date on your post.

  7. I just go back from hiking the Susquehanna Tail System (STS) in Potter County. As I was hiking past a beaver pond early in the morning, I spotted a grey wolf running across a small field and up a large fallen tree log, then he jumped into thickets. It was large and very stealthy as he ran. At first I thought it was a deer until I could see it’s entire body and large tail. That was the only animal I seen during our two day overnight hike.

  8. A lot of these wolves people seem to think they are spotting are probably coyotes. It is irritating that the Pennsylvania Game Commission is so reflexively against the reintroduction of any predatory species. If you take their rhetoric at face value, it is hard to understand why they resist reintroduction of predatory species. Hunting is allowed in order to control wildlife populations that would otherwise grow out of control. So apparently people selflessly shoulder the burden of managing these populations. Of course, predatory species would provide this service free of charge. But when this idea is put forward, the response seems to be that they would overtax prey species and ruin hunting opportunities for humans. On one hand human hunting is presented as a form of ecology managment, and on the other hand it is presented as a recreational activity with implicit economic value. Irritating and disingenuous, I think. And shortsighted.

    • maybe because humans will become prey items?????? Doesn’t seem short sighted to me.

      • i seriously dought humans would become prey for any wolf that would be introduced around pa. The only way this would happen was if you covered yourself in blood and limped around the woods like a dope.

  9. Andrew,i dont think the deer population in pennsylvania is in any danger of over population and if you think it is then you need to take a another walk in the woods and sit for about 5 hours and then tell me how many deer you see,i dont have a problem with predators such as coyotes but what happens when they get over populated they arent as easy to kill,unless you know a easy way i dont.

  10. sir,
    i live in worthington pa. county of armstrong..

    i have been hearing strange sounds the past week that i have ignored//
    today while walking my pug, i believe i saw a wolf, in between the homes where i live
    when he spotted me , he took of like a bat out of perdition.

    we live at the edge of woods, and i always walk my dog 4 times a day..
    my concern is , am i and my pug safe could it really have been a wolf and what do i do if i encounter wolf on my way..

    it was quite large and its color was very dark, to me it looked black and his tail was i the down position and full.

    i await your response as my family tells me to report it.. i do not want to be alarmed but i am concerned…

    mary ann bellanca

    • I live about a half hour from worthington pa, a place called parker pa. as a friend and I were coming home from when at about 7:30 we saw what we thought was a black and grey dog with longer hair run across the road and up into the woods. then I said to my friend that looks like a wolf. the animal stopped and turned back and looked at us as we came to a stop and it had yellow eyes that I could see very clearly. I saw the animal in emelenton a town about 10 minutes from parker. I have no reason to lie and my friend can recall the sighting as well.

  11. Shawn is right. Not many deer this year. Fewer next year? Back to wolves. Too late to think about reintroducing them. It’s already happened. A couple years ago in PA. Northwest corner of the state there have been approx. 3500 Timbers released so far. No I am not wrong. Their home range is about 500 miles. I live in Bradford County and I’ve seen one Timber. Very dark in color. Almost all black. I hunt coyotes up here and that sure the heck was no dog. I have a quarter wolf. I would not want to meet up with a pack of wolves.

    • I just commented on another post but then I saw yours. I also live in bradford county, And I also have seen a black wolf on orange hill. Where do you live, and how close are you athens PA?

    • If you encounter a pack just slowly climb a tree,unless there baring down you then in which case I’d climb the tree a bit faster.

    • there are no wolves in Pa…the pa game commission tried to release red wolves in the allegheny national forest in the 90′s, but they won’t pack up and in fear they would breed with coyotes they removes them all…and as for timber wolves in pa..for one the timber is not native to pa the red wolve is…..they would not release a non native animal in Pa…what everyone is seeing is coyotes….. pa coyote do get big from 30lbs to up to 70lbs they do look bigger then they are….and they come in all colors from orangish red to black…blonde to silver/grey….

      • I am sorry but I believe the people who believe they have seen wolves. I live in NEPA and have seen cougars. The game comission has lied about introducing them in the area. So anything they (the game comission ) says I DO NOT believe

  12. I saw something last night that look like a german sheppard or a wolf. I’m no expert. I was in the Pocono’s Near Jim Thorpe, PA in a devlopment called Bear Creek Lake. I was down by the lake looking at the stars. I heard some noise moving behind me. I didn’t have any flash light with me, but I had my camera, so I fired a picture in the direction of the noise. When I fired the picture, I could see eyes reflecting at me. I cautiously moved a away and fired a few more pictures. When I looked at the pictures I got one picture where i could see the animal. I’m pretty sure this was no fox. I was much bigger. This could have a been a dog like a german sheppard wandering around, but it was after midnight and very quiet and dark on a week night. I have a picture, I could send to someone that maybe able to indentify the anmial. It had pointy ears and was looking right at me as I fired the picture and flash. It’s not a great picture, but I think an expert could tell what it is.

    • I would love for you to send me your picture. I think I might have also seen a wolf, I live in a small town in Pennsylvania so it was kind of hard for me to believe that what i saw was a wolf. I truely have never seen anything like it before, it was crossing the road in front of me, as I slowed down my car this dog like thing double backed and ran back infront of my car so I got a pretty good look at it, It def/ wasn’t a fox or a dog… It was way bigger than both of them.

    • My friend and I just returned from a trip to the Ponocos and were in Hickory Run State Park to find The Boulder Fields when a very large gray wolf walked in front of our car, I was drying very slowly enjoying the scenery ,he seemed surprised to see the car and hesitated and looked right at us, then ran into the woods. Years ago I was in Yellowstone Park and we saw a large gray wolf and got a picture of it. This one was the exact same kind of animal.

  13. canis latrans for sure

    The truth is you all are either seeing coyotes or wild domesticated dogs. Coyotes live in every nook and cranny of Pennsylvania. They are abundant. Underestimated is the population of wild domesticated dogs, which are genetically a subspecies of canis lupus. There is no proof the commonwealth has released Canis lycaon into northwest PA.
    I see several comments mentioning seeing singular canis species at the edge of suburbia. This is prime habitat for the infamous canis latrans, your standard issue coyote. Hard to imagine but coyotes love suburbia.
    Andrew O I would be glad to take a look at your picture. Ear shape, eye spacing and facial structure are key factors in determining if the picture shows a wolf or a coyote.

  14. i was near a creek in my neighborhood and i saw 2 large wolf/fox/coyote things. one was large and gray while the other was smaller and red and they were playing together. the next week i was approched by the large grayish wolf about 3 feet at the shoulder and it chased me whil growling. i was down by the creek another time and looked into a bush and saw a smal gray wolf similar to the one that attacked me. there was also a large deer sozed carcus in the den too. what kind of wolves do you think they are?

  15. my library teacher was talking to another teacher the other day , and said how her neighbor saw a wolf trying to attack her dog , and this was in West Chester, Pennsylvania , now im scared out of my mind !

  16. Jim, you care to back that claim up with any proof? I didn’t think so. Were you counting those at the off load sight or did you read the manifest?
    Truth is, and as was already said by several, PA doesn’t have any wolves (or cougars for that matter). Most likely any “actual” sightings were just large coyotes or hybrid dogs that escaped or were set free. Otherwise, like the cougar, we’d have pictures, carcases, and roadkills
    I don’t like the idea of reintroducing wolves to the eocsystem of PA. The wilderness of the west or the PA of more than a century ago, is a different ball of wax and era long gone. And annual litters produce 4 to 6 pups each, so they couldn’t stay hidden for long. Modern man has not only grown in population and encroached on more of our backcountry, but we also have many more people recreating in the backcountry as well. Another predator would also disrupt the current diversity of wildlife we now have.
    PA doesn’t really have any truely “wilderness” areas to speak of.

    • You know;
      we take it upon ourselves by using Hunting season on different species to control there so called over population, when most species are dramatically underpopulated do to over all Human encroachment, tell me what should be done to control the extremely overpopulation of Our own species???

      ps/ the wolves,coyotes,fox,puma’s,mountain lions,cougars,black bears ect… freely roamed the lands we’ve come to call the united states,keep in mind our species are the invasive species and do not have the right to over consume and build without taking into deepest consideration of how our actions or inaction will impact the overall NATURAL Balance of the eco system and the surrounding biodiversity.To just reintroduce what our ancestors have removed or caused a borderline extinction of without educating the people in that given area on ways to better coexist with the said reintroduced species puts those individuals in potential harms way,people by nature are more so reactive and so much proactive when caught off guard and ill equipped with the knowledge of how to react to such situations, for instance most people who encounter a bear while on a trail hike that don’t know any better may follow there first instinct which is to run, get my point.

    • as much as i love wolves im with you. if we introduce another species to this area which is already almost over populated (why do you think the deer pop. is down) area we will be looking at wolves in peoples back yards. its just not a good idea.

    • Hate to tell u this but there are cougars in NEPA. I have seen them with my own eyes. Call me a liar but when it crosses right in front of you they are kind of hard to miss. And as for pictures………..a very good friend of mine has them. Right in front of her house. 3 of them by her car. And she lives in the next county over. Care to explain that one? Try to say there are no cougars now.

    • I know this is old but here’s a shot of some kind of coywolf or red wolf. This was taken in my back yard!! Stroudsburg pa. This animal was large. Larger then it looks in the picture. I’ve breed large canines and own 80-100 lbs olde English bulldogs, this looked to me to be about 90-100 lbs. shit I can’t post the picture. But I’ve got them if ya wanna see.

  17. Walter, I don’t claim to know that mountain lions or wolves wonder the mountains of western and central PA, but your comment concerning PA not having in true wilderness is a little off. North-Central Pennsylvania is home to 2 million acres of public land (State Forest, State Games Lands). I know that is nothing like the western states but it is one of the largest in the east(not including the Adirondacks) Also one hast to take into account there is a lot more forest in the North-Central area that does not belong to the state.

  18. My family and I were in Potter County over the holiday weekend. We decided to take a ride and headed through Cherry Springs State Park and Patterson State Park, ultimately to Sweden Valley (just outside Coudersport). In one of the pipeline clearings, we saw a very large animal. At first, we thought it was a bear. Once we got closer, it was a wolf. It probably weighed 100 pound and was very dark brown/black in color. It had a little bit of white on its chest and the tip of its tail. It was muscular and proud. In the distance, you could see deer running across the pipeline. It turned and headed back into the woods. I grew up in Potter County and have seen many coyotes and this was not one.

  19. everyone is seeing large coyotes or coydog half dog/half coyote i live in pittsburgh one hour north in bulter co during deer season we killed a 86 lbs female coyote so we thought everyone was crying wolf also so we called the game warden it ended up being a coydog half dog/half coyote it happens all the time.as for people seeing different colored wolves no.coyotes range from pale blonde to almost white to jet black.also coyote breed with wolves in canada and migrate to the U.S that why we see large different colored coyotes.

    • If Coydogs can roam down from Canada, why cant wolves? People think that borders mean something to animals and are obviously mistaken. For those who say that Pennsylvania does not have the wilderness to host wolves, drive to northern pa from on corner to the other and you will realize you are mistaken.

  20. We live in Elk County PA and have spent many years recreating outdoors with our kids. I also agree that PA has a great deal of wilderness areas especially in the Pennsylvania Wilds area which Elk County is a part of but I am not sure that they are considered true wilderness areas as defined by environmentalists. For sure there are vast areas of isolated woods and hills that one could easily get lost in.

    What I really want to reply to is the wolf in PA discussion. Last evening my adult daughter was driving down an isolated road near our house when she saw a black wolf. She was quite shaken when she arrived home. We have a 110 lb black lab that is from the southern breed of labs and is very tall. She said that this thing was larger then our lab and had a heavy coat of fur like a husky only bigger, with pointy ears and a tail that bent up. She first thought it was a bear as we see these on a regular basis but as she approached it she knew that it was not and was definitely in the dog family. Sorry, no photo’s available as usual with such a siting.

  21. I saw a black wolf in SW Pennsylvania 2 years ago. At first it looked like a small-medium bear (due to distance). I ran to my truck to grab my spotting scope and was surprised to see that is was a wolf. I am a Biologist and so is one other person that was in our group. There is no chance that this animal was a coyote. I have lived in close proximity to several packs over the years and I know this animal was no coyote. I’m also willing to wager that it was no wild dog. Unfortunately it was too far away to get decent photos, but with the spotting scope we got very good looks.

  22. To Lois, the July 9,2008 writer: Pennsylvania does indeed have many fine wilderness-s-quality tracts of land, but the state does not have a formal wilderness designation progam, like New York has in the Adirondack Park. This is a serious and neglectful oversight in Harrisburg. A system of designated wilderness lands in the state would be a boon for outdoor recreation businesses in the state, especially in the :Pennsylvania Wilds” region. To hike through designated wilderness (like the High Peaks Wilderness area of New York) is magic to an outdoors lover. For Pennsylvania not to have a network of desinated wilderness areas is a major oversight and tells the resident that he/she lives in a tameed land.

  23. Josh, I don’t doubt the veracity of your report, and thanks for stopping by. But I just have to wonder when I hear about eported sightings in the Northeast of wolves or mountain lions. Don’t you think that there would have been at least one roadkill incident by this time, if one or both of these critters were indeed present today in the region?

    • i might have seen a mountain lion or bobcat down on Fausey rd just outside roughsburg. let me explain my situation i was down by a shallow creek and i heard turkeys flying spooked away from the creek. i decided to check it out interested in the turkeys but when i got back to the bridge i was terrified when i saw what at first glance looked like a large boxer but as i looked a little harder i realized it was of the cat family. i (sorry to admit) was scared and started to walk backwards up the road away from the creature. What do you guys think it could’ve been i know it wasn’t of the canine family and it was a golden brown color.

  24. Well yes and no. I say no because I know of a population of Mt. Lions in Oklahoma where people say that there are definitely none. Well I found a road kill cub one day. I bring this up because I have lived there for 27 years and have seen a single road kill. Maybe some populations are reclusive enough to avoid cars? As I stated, I am a Biologist. Because of this, I also am a huge skeptic of these type of sightings. Just like the Black Panthers seen in various places. That is why I got my spotting scope and the other Biologist to confirm the sighting. I also will not count out the possibility of this wolf being an escapee (how easy is it for someone to get a wolf permit in Penn?). That is the most reasonable explanation. Either way, it was pretty cool to see.

  25. Also, my e-mail address is okieherper@yahoo.com if you would like more detailed location of my sighting.

  26. Josh, It was great to share some words with you. Good luck the next time you go out and see one of these critters. We lived in Moore while I was stationed at Tinker AFB and, while I was in South Korea for a year, my spouse lived in Norman while she completed her PhD work at the U of Oklahoma. Take care.

  27. Timberwolves already DO live in PA. I live in a rural setting of Northeastern PA and I hear them almost every night howling. They howl to one another especially on clear nights. They definitely are not coyotes because their sound is much deeper and they howl very long and loud for hours at a time. I’ve also seen them moving through my field at night in groups of about 10 to 12, so obviously they run in packs, unlike coyotes who most generally hunt alone. I’ve also found deer carcasses which have been picked clean by these wolves. They appear to be about the size of a large German Shepherd.

  28. Vasyl, I believe you, but there a f couple of major considerations. One: The Pennsylvania Game Commission has publicly vowed — more than once — not to sanction the reintroduction to the state of large convirous wild animals, especially wolves. Two: If, as you say, there are “groups of 10 to 12″ wolves in northeastern Pennsylvania, it would stand to reason that there would have been a wolf road-killed on some recent date. Yes, adult timber wolves are indeed about the same ssize and stature of German shepherd dogs.

  29. My in-laws live near Hawley PA. During our visit this past weekend
    my wife and I were driving to Bethel NY and saw what appeared to
    be a huge black/grey wolf crossing the road. It must have been
    about 120 lbs. I’m no expert but I have seen coyotes and wolf hybrids before. This was definately a wolf of some kind. We were glad it was scared of us and took off into woods, not the kind of animal you want to get to know up close and personal.

    - Peter K.

  30. i live in the poconos and we have had a dozen sightings of 2 wolves in my development.

  31. OK, but the species faces a tough future in a landscape that’s rapidly disappearing beneath humans’ bulldozers and the resulting fragmentation of natural habitat.

  32. There are no wolves in Pennsylvania. there have been some released mountain lions (a famous case of one about 10 years back in the Philadelphia/Delaware area). What people see are coyotes or feral dogs. Coyotes weigh about 40 pounds, but in the excitement of the moment they seem bigger to people.

  33. Hello friends, I have not spotted a wolf, but I have to believe, like a lot of you folks, they can exist here. I mean there is a lot of PA out there, that never gets human disturbance. Sprawling or not, there is still a lot of continual woods in and around our state. I have however found and photographed pictures over the weekend while out scouting for deer. The tracks are definatley candid family, but what they are is hard to say. They seem larger than a coyote, and domestic dog. they show the claw mars, and against a tape measure, not including claws they seem to be around 4-4 1/2 inches long, and around 2 1/2 inches wide. The toes don’t don’t seem to go outwards away from each other like a dog, they seem to point towards each other. the area in which they were found is on the edge of a large mountain rage, with continual woods, for at least 10 miles.
    I would be more than willing to email all the pics I have, i have about 10 differant shots including tracks walking down the side of a road. I have read the game comissions stand on wolves, and I can beleive they may not have released any in the state. I also know that the susquehanna river has had snakeheads takenout of it, and they are not supposed to be here. the possibility truely exists, deny it all you want. They also said Coelacanths, were extinct for over 80 million years, until a dead one washed up on the shores of africa in 1938, Island of Anjouan in 1952, and most recently, the third Coelacanth was identified in 1998 at North Sulawesi, Indonesia when a scientist took a picture of a Coelacanth being hauled to a fish market. This is 6,000 miles away from Africa on the opposite side of the Indian Ocean.
    that is over 50 years between sightings, 3 times in 50 years. NOW, why have not been run over by a car? and with al the professional fishing crews all over the world, why only 3?

    There is always room for the possibliity of it existing here, with none being killed by cars. The fact is no one really knows for sure. Experts say, and meteoroligists are experts too, and they are not always right. I hope you can make light of my pictures.

    The other question I had. Why don’t you display the pictures that people are taking on here for all of us to see and judge for ourselves?

  34. he saw the truck about 4 or 5 years ago. i bet around tionesta is probably a likely spot too..

  35. I recently came into some information from another state. A state that, until recently, denied the presence of Mtn. Lions. I found out why they now acknowledge their existence. They have recently passed management laws involving Mtn. Lions and are more than happy to admit they are here. I wonder if something similar could be the case in Penn? Maybe since the wildlife dept (or whatever is in Penn) doesn’t have proper protocol for dealing with them at this time so can’t officially verify claims.

    Just a thought. Take it for what it’s worth.

  36. My husband and I were driving on a deserted county road that borders state gamelands in the Poconos, when we saw a grey / white wolf at the edge of the forest entering an open field. It stood there and looked at us as we stopped along the road, and then it turned and leaped back into the woods. We had a minute to study it, though, and in comparing what we saw with online photos of wolves, we are convinced that what we saw was a wolf. So, there is no doubt in our minds that wolves exist in Pennsylvania. They are here!

  37. I know that there are no wild wolves in Pennsylvania, I have been avidly studying wolves for almost 15 years throughout the western states, especially in the last 10 in Idaho. BUT, in the northeast corner of Pa, near the new york border, about 20 years ago, my buddy and I were doing some hiking and saw a HUGE 150 pound grey/white dog in the woods. He had all the classic markings of a wolf, and the moment went by so quickly that I never got a picture of him. I’m more convinced since now knowing wolves as I do, that this was a migratory wolf that had probably come down from Canada into New York state and wandered into NorthEastern Pa looking for food. I have NEVER seen another that far east, and I hike quite a bit. (the AT in 93, and The CDT in parts over the last 10 years, where I have seen MANY)
    anyway.. food for thought.. any ideas?
    W-

  38. I know that there are no wild wolves in Pennsylvania, I have been avidly studying wolves for almost 15 years throughout the western states, especially in the last 10 in Idaho. BUT, in the northeast corner of Pa, near the new york border, about 20 years ago, my buddy and I were doing some hiking and saw a HUGE 150 pound grey/white dog in the woods. He had all the classic markings of a wolf, and the moment went by so quickly that I never got a picture of him. I’m more convinced since now knowing wolves as I do, that this was a migratory wolf that had probably come down from Canada into New York state and wandered into NorthWestern Pa looking for food. I have NEVER seen another that far east, and I hike quite a bit. (the AT in 93, and The CDT in parts over the last 10 years, where I have seen MANY)
    anyway.. food for thought.. any ideas?
    W-

    • Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I and many other conservationists would dearly love to see wild, free-roaming Timber Wolves on the ground again in north-central Pa. The proclaimed stance against reintroduction by the Game Com. is only one of the roadblocks, however. The other is human sprawl and habitat fragmentation. I would dearly love to watch a gray wolf in my old home state of Idaho (where they are now hunted under regs set by Idaho Fish and Game. And I would dearly love to see lobos (the Mexican gray wolf) in similar status in New Mexico (where my family lived in the early 60s) and in Arizona.

  39. I think I saw a wolf today. It happened near the Zimmerman House in Dingmans Ferry, PA. It moved very fast so I can’t be sure. It was grey and had a big tail, maybe it was a huge coyote.
    October 11th 2009

  40. I was hunting in Michaux State Forest yesterday and came face to face with a wolf. It was quite the site so it prompted me to do some quick research to see if there have been any other sitings in PA. What does surprises me is that you don’t believe there are any wolves in the state. The game commission does not have to reintroduce a species for them to come back into an area. They can make their way back on their own. There are also plenty of irresponsible people who release wild animals they tried to raise as pets and there is also a wolf sanctuary in Lititz PA. What’s to say there have not been some escape from there. There is plenty of wilderness and deer to support the wolves here (for those who say otherwise) just get out and look around. The numbers may not be high but I think we need to acknowledge that they exsist in our area.

  41. I certainly hope they do. But, given the density of roads and highways in the Keystone State, it stands to reason that sooner or later a Canis lupus would be killed by a speeding car ro truck. As for the Game Commission, my chief complaint has long been the agency’s v ery name: “Game” Commission.” Where’s the “wildlife” in that name? The PGC, by the way, has long been on the record as opposing the sanctioned reintroduction to the state or big predators, like the wolf.

    • I’ve been reading the comments from the last 2 years here, why are you so bent on road kill wolves as the only proof? I’ve co existed with wolves for 13 years here in MN and I’ve never heard of a road killed wolf! Has anyone measured or otherwise examined the tracks?

  42. Hi i had 3 huge i mean huge wolfs on my yard at 5 pm ,it was still light outside , i live in the woods about 15miles of Scranton PA , i know for sure it was wolfs i grow up in Russia and know what wolfs look like they was about 120 lb , i could not believe my eyes when i saw them. If any body will tell me it no WOLFS in PA they wrong . I just want to knowif i should report that to some body. I put 2 row of rob around my yard with red flags all over it ,this is how we was keeping wolfs away in Russia . I hope this help.

    • Pass this information along to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The regional office is located in Scranton. Go to pgc.state.pa.us to get the phone number and/or Web address. Good luck

    • There are wolves!!! And Mountain lions!!! Don’t be fooled into believing the game commission- there job regulation state that they must deny the existence of mountain lions in Pa. because they released some (hypothetically) a while back and don’t want to be held responsible. Any pictures and videos you might collect and send to them will most probably be kept and not returned!!! Make copies for yourself!!!! My uncle’s \associate shot a mountain lion and it had government tags on it!!! Does not make the paper- they regulate what makes the paper- wake up!!!

  43. I know the difference between coyotes, foxes and wolves. My friend and I were driving along
    route 196 heading toward Mt. Pocono and just before getting to the highest peak of the mountain, a red wolf crossed right in front of the car. We stopped and noticed another wolf in the woods…a black one. He waited until we drove
    away and crossed the road.

  44. Congratulations. Please pass the particulars of your sighting (date, location, time of day, plumage of the critter and its size and behavior, etc.) to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  45. I just recently moved to Upper Chichester from Philadelphia, and my son and I heard some howling last night and was wondering what type of animal was making the noise. Are there any coyotes or wolves in the area?

  46. Susan SHreckengast

    I saw a grey wolf on 2/13/10 in the woods along Rte. 1 in Chester Heights, Delaware County , PA. It was alone, stretching, had a long bushy tale and at first glance I thought it might be a deer. It was too large (bigger and taller) and bulkier than a coyote. It had a thick grey coat. Have there been any other sightings of this nature?

  47. I was sent photos by my wife’s friend who lives in Wattsburg Pa. They were taken on her neighbor’s land. She sent them to an agency, either the game commission or DCNR who verified the photo was in fact of a wolf. I am no expert and although it looks like a wolf, I wouldn’t be able to say for sure. I am just passing on the link to the photos and you can judge for yourselves. I am sure the doubters will still have a hard time believing even with all the reports. By the way, I was sent the photos b/c I was one of the doubters. Here’s the links.

    http://s74.photobucket.com/albums/i270/jerseyp/?action=view&current=wolf1.jpg&newest=1

    http://s74.photobucket.com/albums/i270/jerseyp/?action=view&current=wolf2.jpg&newest=1

    http://s74.photobucket.com/albums/i270/jerseyp/?action=view&current=wolf3.jpg&newest=1

    • Very nice. On a landscape scale, however, there are serious problems with the suitability of nearly 90 percent of Pennsylvania as habitgat for wide-ranging carnivores like timber wolves or gray wolves. The Keystone State is badly fragmented by roads and development, so much so that big animals, like deer and coyotes, are frequent road-kill victims and their habitat is badly fragmented. Here’s what another correspondent wrote in jest: “I am glad these people are confirming that there are wolves in PA. I saw one at my bird feeder the other day. The poor thing was starving and was actually trying to get at the seed.
      Evidently, the Game Commission’s stocking program must be working. I saw them unloading a tractor-trailer load of them along our road last week. I’m afraid to even walk around our block now.” Laughs or no laughs, it stands to reason that if wolves were present again in our state that sooner or later one would have been struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross a highway or lesser type of road. Now, some folks say that the Game Commission is keeping the presence of wolves in the state a big secret for some odd reason. I doubt it. In closing, let me say again that it would be great if wolves were again present in the state. There is at least some suitable habitat left in the north-central region of the state. And there is plenty of prey for such carnivores in the state’s way-too-big deer population.

  48. Today May 7, 2010 on my way to Bradford County for some spring gobbler season, just before the Wilks-Barre exit on 476 North, on the hill by one of the turnpike signs, I saw a wolf, coloring of a Timer or Grey wold. Standing looking off, then looked back to its left as looking for the positions of another. I have seen coyotes, and know that this was too large for a coyote. I believe the people who say Game Comm. wouldn’t release wolves, but in reality wolves travel great distances and it would not be out of the question that some could have traveled here from Canada.

  49. Today, May 10, 2010 at 2:00 PM, while paused during a walk near my home in Newton Township I heard a larger animal approaching. As I stood motionless a rather large coyote was in full trot about 50 feet from me. It’s very bushy tail was a good 18″ to 24″ long. This was a large “red” colored coyote, I would estimate the weight to be in the 100-plus pound range. This canine did not see me and was very preoccupied with a scent. A beautiful animal but a brutal and cruel killer of our wildlife.

  50. We raise beef cattle here in west central PA and have had predation problems with coyotes 2 yrs. ago which were confirmed by a PGC officer and an independent “expert on claw and bite patterns”. Yesterday,6/21/10 I saw a gray wolf flat out ,full bore running through our pasture. It was larger than a coyote,ears not as perky/upright as a coyote, tail much bushier, snout not as pointy as a coyote and FAST as the wind. Our local coyote hunt lists the weight of the largest coyote bagged during the hunt and it usually runs in the 30-65 # range. The animal that I saw yesterday was twice that size as compared to my chocolate Lab. I’m sure we have wolves here in PA.

  51. I was in Lackawanna State Park in NE Pa last night and we were hiking along the Grouse Trail. We foolishly decided to go around sunset, which around this time of the year is about 8pm. We were halfway through the trail when we heard a low growling. It sounded maybe about 1/4 mile away at the bottom of the hill. It didn’t sound like a higher pitch coyote yelp. We got nervous and kept walking. The sound got quieter and then about 10 minutes later it was the same sound this time louder. We started walking faster and eventually made it out to the road. In retrospect, it was quite foolish to be walking around the woods that late. I’ve been hiking a ton and heard some howling before but this was a low growling grumble and definitely some sort of dog(s). It was pretty scary. I’m no expert but it sounded a lot like a wolf just because of the deepness of the call. Has anyone heard this before?

    • If you have read my latest comment, yes. Don’t be afraid of it if you hear it again. To comfort you I will tell you that there is no known attack or killing of a wild, healthy wolf doing either of these things to a human. Dogs could be more of a threat to you than a wolf. But if you encounter a wolf, don’t be afraid. It may have been growling because you were near pups, it was afraid of you, or you were near it’s food. Please do not harm it at all unless it tries to harm you.

  52. There is a reason I stopped by this website. I needed to see if there WERE wolves in PA because, I was in my woods a few months ago, in the colder months, and I heard a crunch. I turned around, and I saw a wolf. Now, before this, I was always scared of wolves, but at this moment, It looked up at me with yellow eyes, and it was like,(i may sound crazy if i say this) it knew what i was afraid of. But it was comforting and sweet. I look outside even now in July and feel it’s presence there. I’d like if wolves were reintroduced into Pennsylvania.

  53. I live in Elk County Pa… We already have wild wolves, coyote, foxes, and elk here so I don’t see the big deal.. It’s already something normal that is going on…. Just be care ful as you should anywhere in the world.

  54. I just found your site and read the stories, I’m still shaking a bit, I come home at 4am, and I live in a fairly unpopulated area in Wayne Co. I let my dog out like I normally do, and heard this howl that put the hairs up on my neck, long sustained and beautiful, except for the scaring the life out of me part. I’ve heard coyotes before, this was unlike anything I’ve heard before. I just wish I’d the presence of mind to try to record it, I will be leaving a digital recorder out there to see if it picks it up again. Maybe someone can tell me what this was, hopefully.

    • Kathleen Kaz Culp

      I need your help…I put my wolf, Yedi, into the Wolf Sanctuary of PA (Litiz, PA) on 9 SEP 2010, I had to fly to Korea (military duty) 10 SEP…I found out he escaped from the handler around noon on 10 SEP…think he may be up near Pocono Pa area…I just returned from Korea and need to find him…he did have a collar and red/white nylon leash on at time of escape…he is very shy and NOT aggresive or dangerous, beautiful grey, about 85 pounds…please spread the word and help me out..I am planning to leave (Fayette County, PA) maybe even today SUN, 10 OCT to travel out to Pocono region…my cell: 724-562-3696 (n0 text)…landline: 724-326-4232,,,I am offering a generous reward, I am ready to leave for Afghanistan and must find him before someone hurts him/or worse…THANKS! Kaz

      • I am praying your Yedi is safe. My goodness you’re risking your life for our freedom, thank you thank you Kathleen. Wishing you safety and your pet’s safe return.

  55. I live in Wayne CO and was going to work in Pike CO. As I was driving up Rt 6 just before Rt 402 what I think was a wolf ran across the road. I have seen coyotes several times on my property and know what I saw was not a coyote or a dog.What is funny is that 2 weeks before my husband was driving in Wayne CO in lake ville when he said he saw a wolf. For 2 week I told him he was going crazy. But needless to say I had to say I was sorry. I have also been told by several people who also live on large property that I work with that they have also seen wolves on their property. They are here.

  56. I’m not sure if wolves are in PA or not.I do know coyotes have been here for at least 30 years as I saw one outside of W.Chester in Chester County at that time.
    PA. coyotes are bigger than their western cousins..DNA has shown they have bred with wolves in their travels to the east coast.
    I own a 70 pound collie..in full coat he looks a lot bigger/heavier than he really is…when he gets “ratty” looking he could be mistaken for a rather large wolf with amber eyes.
    Interbreeding with wolves would account for the larger size and variety of coat colors in PA coyotes.
    I also know mountain lions have at least traveled through the SE Pennsylvania area..an above poster mentioned the one spotted near Philly about 10 years ago. I remember that well when it hit the news. I was a nurse at a residential school and had to travel across campus to the dorms. It had been spotted near that area..I wasn’t to keen on traveling between buildings that night..but I did and did not spot the cat.
    News reports said it had a collar on it at one time..probably it outgrew it’s home..and was turned loose. Apparently it migrated to White Clay Creek park in Delaware..a few people got pictures of a large cat..efforts to catch it were not successful.(which would have brought it across the area I live in).
    Wether or not to reintroduce wolves to PA…I believe they are already in the northern part of the state..it will be only a matter of time before they spread out. Wolves are not the man killers that myths make them out to be.And anyone who believes the deer population is growing smaller does not live in Chester County.They are just all being pushed into a smaller area as suberbia pushes out farther. My dogs and I enjoy watching several herds visit my backyard…
    I have never heard a wolf howl in the wild..might be kinda nice.If you don’t like it..stay in the city :)

    • Read about the Kirov Oblast in the 40s when all of the men went away to war, and wolves literally stole children out of villages – the stuff of fairy tales yet brutally real. In winter, wolves are not to be toyed with. But yes they are magnificent beings and if an area of PA is healthy and wild, wolves would thrive. Problem is, suburban sprawl is not going to stop. Always be aware of your surroundings and some way of protecting your pets and livestock. Great Pyrennes herding dogs are no match for wolves (better for keeping bears away), you need a steely Komodore, Anatolian or Akbash breeds. Definitely agree with one of the writers that whatever happens deter the wolf, do not kill the wolf if confronted. Unless it is acting rabid. In that case it would be humane. What fascinating accounts! Thanks everyone, P:)

  57. Just checking wolf facts..the average weight of a male gray wolf (timber) is 79 pounds,yes there have been some larger..but average. This isn’t much bigger than my collie. My dad had a collie that tipped the scales at 100 pounds..he was a very big,tall dog..Coyotes out west average 40 pounds…those crossing over to the east have interbred w/wolves (DNA proven fact and consequently are larger).

  58. Want to correct above info..average male weighs about 99 pounds..females smaller.

  59. Kathleen Kaz Culp

    Donna, please see my relpy dtd today (10 SEP 2010) right above Erin’s comment…THANKS! Kaz

  60. Kathleen Kaz Culp

    Donna, wrong date: dtd today 10 OCT 2010…stress, uh….RE: Wolf dog, YEDI…

  61. To Kathleen Culp…read your post. Coincidently I am planning to visit the wolf preserve out in Lititz in the near future…it isn’t too far from where I live..about an hour over “backroad”.(I just found out about it!).I hope you find your wolf-dog. My brother’s ex MIL and her friend had one…he was very gentle. They lost him a few years ago.

  62. Over the last three years there have been three known (individual) sightings of a lone wolf (grey?) in the Allegheny National Forest outside of Ridgway, PA Elk County. Each individual is known to the other only by acquaintance, however, all are known outdoorsman/hunters and familiar with the area’s healthy coyote population. Two of the individuals routinely hunt/harvest these coyotes … the largest taken was 56 lbs. Each individual has estimated the weight of the wolf to be approximately 100 lbs. One sighting was from less 100ft unseen, but eventually winded or “busted” by the wolf’s sixth sense on 12/01/08 at aproximately 0800 EST (Buck season 1st day.) This individual did not move or have time to ready the camera, but had enough time to identify this animal as much larger than his 75/80 lb Black Lab and certainly no coy/dog mix. This individual has stated it was a magnificent creature in the picture of health.
    Was each sighting of the same wolf? Is there more than one? Had it made it’s way down from NY? Did someone release one back into the wild? Who knows. Being National Forest, this area certainly is more than cabable of supporting even up to a small pack of wolves — they’d have plenty of coyotes to feast upon — as it supports bear, elk, dear, turkey, snowshoe hares, bobcat … and rumors of mountain lions, although this one wouldn’t surprise me, but it does seem less likely. Regardless, I will now no longer venture into the woods w/out proper firearm protection.

    • all this hysteria is ridiculous. I have owned hybrid wolfdogs 97% wolf with shepperd. And because I owned them I naturally researched wolves. In north America there has only been 1 or 2 documented cases of full blooded wolves attacking humans. They are shy, we are not on there menu. Several of these stories are comepletely outrageous and I can’t believe the ignorance of some of these comments. Poodles bite more people in the USA then full blooded wolves. Wolves are long, lanky and thin thru the hips while they might be tall at the shoulder. If you are seeing wolves that weigh 150-200 pds I don’t think your seeing full blooded wolves. They are not stocky unless crossed with another type of domestic dog, like a Malamute for example. wolves have been type cast as villains for far to long. They were unjustly wiped out almost to the point of extinction in N America. And if any of you people doubt what I’m saying then do the research yourself it’s all there. Read, research there are plenty of books, documentories, films. Use your heads. Remember what the movie Jaws did to the shark population, Now Peter Benchley the author of Jaws regrets the effect it had on people and the slaughter of thousands sharks regardless of what kind. I’m not saying that a wolf couldn’t hurt you but the odds of being attacked by a full blooded wolf are very small. Please lets be adults about this. People visit Yellowstone knowing there are bears, yet they still go even though there is a possibility they might get attacked. People surf off the coast of california even though they might encounter a great white shark. People grow flowers knowing they attract bees.

  63. I have not seen any wolves in Pa, although i have lived here all my life and have hiked, fished and hunted extensively in the Poconos (Pike, Monroe and Carbon Counties) for 10 years. It does seem, though, that the “official’ acknowledgment of the presence of new predatory species is often preceded by several years of anecdotal, unconfirmed reports and sightings, and much nay-saying about the credibility of such reports. Last summer in rural, central New Hampshire a long-time resident, a most serious, sober-sided and intelligent individual with no apparent inclination to exagerate, told me that he had seen mountain lions on his property, at very close range, on several occasions in the preceding several years. The local sheriff, another non-kooky person, had had similar experiences. The state game officaials, however, refused to credit the reports of these men (and of other people), insisting that date-certified photographs were the only acceptable evidence, appaarently out of reluctance to incur the expense of regulatory and other burdens that accompanies the acknowledged presence of new predatory species.So officially there are no mountain lions in New Hampshire, although non-officially there clearly are. So do I believe most of the reports of PA wolf sightings on your web posts? You bet.

  64. A few years back I and 2 of my workers saw a large lone reddish wolf in lower bucks county running along a farmers field off a major road. We stopped the truck, got out, searching for tracks and guess who trotted up near us to take a look. Yup, the wolf came within about 50 yards of us. Absolutely no mistaking it. We watched it in awe as it glided away across the field effortlessly. I’ve lived in Arizona and know what yotes look like. I’m also familiar that the pa yotes have crossed. I have a large sib husky and german shepherd. The shepherd weighing close to 100 lbs. This wolf was at least 1 @ 1/2 the size of my shepherd. Now that my friends is no yote.

  65. My daughter and I were walking not far from our camp in Tionesta pa. to pick some berries and I seen what I thought was a deer. I asked my daughter if it was really a deer because it was so tall, But then I seen the tail and it was no deer. I believe it was a wolf. I have seen coyote and this did not look like a coyote.

  66. seen those foto uf painting with dark skined persons with an extra inch with the lip or an indoeuropean with the nose an inch or more longer.meny if most person ideas uf wolvs and uther wild creatures are warp.partly so as they are and partly not.end anti wolf false ideas.

  67. It’s now a source of entertainment for me, reading comments about how no cougars could possibly exist in PA because those commenting are typically so consistently arrogant in their ignorance. I won’t waste another hour of my life listing the many reasons they’re wrong but I will mention one point so you can laugh too. Those who think that PA is void of cougars love to cite (as someone did here) the lack of cougars as “roadkill” as if they were ‘possums. Never mind that the territory that a male Eastern cougar successfully claims for himself is 100 square miles and that a female’s is about 50 square miles and that they are not pack animals and only come together about once annually, when possible, to mate. Now add to that the fact that the Eastern cougar can, FROM A CROUCH, leap 45 linear feet and can run at speeds of almost 50 miles per hour. Ever try sneaking up on a house cat? Piece of cake, right? Now imagine a vehicle, loud as they are, “sneaking up on” a cat that weighs 190 lbs., does not loiter on roadways and which possesses one thousand times the strength and power of a regular cat. Could a fast moving car strike and kill a cougar? Yes, of course—virtually anything can happen. However, given the aforesaid and the fact that the entire state could “house” only about 300 cougars even if ALL available suitable land were used by them though there are probably fewer than 50 in the state and that they have only relatively recently returned to the state, should we really expect to be encountering them as roadkill?

  68. Also very humorous are those who explain wolf sightings by suggesting that the person claiming to have seen a wolf perhaps saw a fox instead—really?! Most fox weigh perhaps 40 pounds at most. I have seen wolves that were native to PA in captivity. Six inches and a wire fence separated us. They look similar in that they belong to the same genus but that’s where the similarity ends. Wolves are MUCH larger than foxes.

  69. for all you people that say that i saw a wolf or i saw a mt lion…..listen..i hunt coyotes with hounds and know a lot more guys doing it also all over Pa and Ny…for the past 15 yrs running hounds …never once have i or guys i know got a wolf yes we got some preety big coyote that loook like they could be a wolf,but they were still coyotes..and for mt lions i know know alot of guys running bobcats in pa and Ny and they havent treed no mt lions or seen tracks…until I or someone i know trees or kills one theyre no mt lions in Pa the same goes for wolves …theyre are 10′s of thousands of coyotes taken in Pa by trappers ,hunter,predators callers and houndsman and not one got a wolf..

  70. I am out with my dog in the woods several hours every day at State Parks and gamelands. I backpack and hike six or seven times a year through Allegheny State Forest. I have hiked through most of the state parks in Pa. I am usually off the trail. My dog has kicked out numerous coyote and even a few bear. We have never seen a wolf and none of my friends who spend a lot of time in the woods hunting, camping or fishing have either. It doesn’t mean there aren’t a few around. The hounds that are used for coyote will not track down a wolf – it has way to much stamina and speed. How many stories do you hear even in Idaho or Montana of hunting dogs tracking down a wolf – you hear plenty of stories of finding dead dogs killed by them but don’t hear many of them running down or cornering one. If there are wolves in Pa I highly doubt there are any real packs running round – there would definitely be a blood trail. But I think its definitely possible a few could have made there way here. They travel good distances and their land is getting scarce so as their numbers increase, they need to spread out. In an earlier post, I put up the pics a friend sent me who lives in Wattsburg, Pa and this was verified as a wolf by the game commission. I didn’t believe their were wolves here and basically said it was BS till I saw the picture. Not so sure now. Maybe it was someone’s hybrid that got loose or maybe there are a few who made their way to Pa and NY state. Time will tell.

    • to pete ….i know guys who ran wolfs and coyotes in canada with hounds ..hounds will ran down wolfs …and catch them..they only ran lone wolves..driving back roads till they find a single set of wolf tracks..not a pack..also Pa did try releasing red wolves in allegheny nation forest in the 90′sbut didnt work..they wouldnt pack up..so they catch them so they wouldnt cross with coyotes..red wolves were once native to Pa not timbers/greys.. reds are half the size of timbers but bigger than a coyote…thier is packs of reds in Virginia,north and south carolina and along the smoky mountains..tennessee,and kentuckey..not saying reds wouldnt work there way to Pa..but like i said nobody killed one running hounds or hunting or trapping..the eastern coyote is much bigger than western coyotes..and yes some coyotes do have wolf dna…we killed a female coyote that weighed 86 lbs she was big..every one cried wolf..but to find out she was a coydog half dog..she was packed up with a pure coyote her mate and yearling pups..pups was bigger than the male coyote he was 45lbs alpha male ..people do keep wolf hybrids and they do get released or escape and interbreed with dogs and coyotes..but i doubt if theyre wild wolves running Pa..most likly its a coydog or someones released wolf/dog or a lone red passing though..

      • Actually the gray wolf is native to Pa. In fact, the gray wolf is native to most of the lower 48 states with exceptions in the southeast and some of California. I wouldn’t rule it out. These creatures are incredibly intelligent and adaptable. Just because they haven’t been seen by a few of you hunters or haven’t shown up as roadkill doesn’t really mean anything. Obviously they wouldnt have the ideal range that somewhere such as Alaska or Montana could provide, but theres still plenty of Pa. wilderness to help keep away from the human eye (at least for the most part I guess). If they are here there aren’t many, but I certainly wouldn’t say that there is no way. Maybe these sighting have just been coyotes, coywolves or hybrids, but I won’t close my mind to those being the only possibilities.

  71. North Wales, PA – Montgomery County…Upper Gwynedd
    I was just out walking with my dog and boyfriend at dusk and we spotted something that looked like deer from far away, as we got closer, they came closer and began to stare us down as if we were prey….we realized they weren’t deer, they were HUGE. There were 3 of them, and they had bushy tails that almost looked like tails of a siberian husky. They paced in a circle and kept inching toward us. We were so scared I climbed into a tree and my boyfriend passed me our dog! They stared at us for a good 10 minutes until my boyfriend walked towards them and started clapping and they slipped into the bushes. WHAT WAS THAT?!!? It was so scary. The worst part is it was in a quiet little neighborhood and they were in someone’s back yard!

    • you saw coyotes…nothing else or you have some loose dogs or feral dogs running around..coyotes look bigger than they are avg coyote in pa are 35 lbs to 55 lbs…some do get bigger..wild dogs are bad they have no fear of people and will attack you ..coyotes won’t attack they have a naturally fear of people unless they have pups they will go on the defence and try and drive u away…but if you have a dog they will attack the dog..

  72. Reintroducing? Hardly… The wolves in Pennsylvania never left, never were “extinct”. On our property, and the neighboring farms, there have been wolves shot and harvested in our area on a regular basis, both of a grayish-blonde color and jet black. The cattle farm just a short distance from our place here has suffered multiple cattle attacks by “large reddish-gray packs resembling Alaskan malamutes” These are not coyotes or “feral dogs” as the Pennsylvania Game Commission states, as coyotes are 98% lone scavenger hunters. I’ll give you two of my own experiences with the PA wolves. At around 2 am I was on my back deck making a phone call to a friend on my small cell phone with bad reception. It was a quiet moonlit night and out of the blue from the mountain on our property was let out one lone very long high deep howl (typical of a wolf). The mountain then completely lit up with answering howls of equal depth with smaller size wolf howls as well. The person I was speaking with on the phone, despite the bad reception HEARD the howls through the phone clearly, it was remarkable. The howling lasted for about 10 minutes and then there was silence. Another encounter I had was I was taking out the trash to the road which sits about 300 feet in front of my house and as I turned on the back spotlight there stood 7 very large Alaskan malamute sized WOLVES which gazed at me for about 30 seconds and then disappeared into the tall grass of the hay field. My father just last night took at shot at one reddish-blonde VERY LARGE wolf in our field as well. It is very easy to distinguish them from coyotes who make a yipping sound and have a higher pitched bark. Regardless, Pennsylvania is the home of wolves hands down, plain and simple regardless of what the PAGC tries to tell you and I am not the only one who has encountered them. Mountain lions as well live here, one was recently harvested in Central Pennsylvania, and what was the Game Commission’s answer as to why this lion was in the woods? “It escaped from ‘the zoo’. “The zoo”???? There IS no zoo there. Give us a break already!!! They live here and it needs to be come to terms with whether people like it or not.

  73. I have seen 2 mountain lions in northeast pa,1st one was in 1985 about a 1/2 mile east of the Archbald pot hole,(41.5255, -75.5677)
    it crossed rt 6 about 75 yds in front of me and my friend that was in the passenger seat.
    in 4 bounds it was across the road(3 lane) and 2 bounds up an almost vertical slope about 20 feet high,the most amazing fete of quickness and agility I have ever witnessed.
    The second sighting was 3.2 miles from the 1st one on rt 347.(41.4966,75.6261)
    this one was in 2003 and it was an adolescent one (it still had spots on it)
    it ran right out in front me and I slammed on the brakes not to hit it.at first
    i thought it was a dog,but when went to cross the road,there was a guard
    rail so it turned around and tried to run back up where it came from,but it was to steep and couldn’t make it and around again and jumped over the guard rail.this took place about 20 feet in front of me so I got a very good look at it.I’ve started hunting with my dad a age 5 and am now 46,I’ve seen my share of bobcats,and there is no mistaking the two.I also had an incident about 2 yrs later in my yard(witch is only a 1/4 mile from the ’03 sighting)
    where i had a green wire fence about 4 feet tall around my yard..I came home the one day and found the fence had 2 u shapes where something was running and pushed the fence down
    where it entered and where it exited.I started looking around for tracks
    and found 3 tracks that looked liked a bobcat track but larger.I also found
    some hair stuck in the fence and after looking at some pictures on the internet they look similar to the mountain lion hair.
    Over the years I have ran into multiple people that have seen them in the area.And over the last couple years i have seen a major decline in or deer population.I think the coyotes have more to do with that but who knows?
    http://g.co/maps/d6yfn link to map.

  74. Hello, I have a friend who lives back in PA, which is all the way across the country for me now. She claims to have adopted this pup from someone and swears up and down that is half timber wolf and half husky. I say that there’s no way, because Timber wolves only exist in zoos, or in more remote /less populated areas of the country. Could someone let me know if I am correct?

  75. Sam,
    go on line and see what people are spotting all over the northeastern US.
    I’ve seen lots of black bear, fishers, coyotes, one mountain lion, one lynx,
    and a moose was hit by a truck only 90 miles north of NYC !

  76. Years ago (30 or so) we could hike, ride horses, and bike the mountain
    trails with no thought of our safety. I’d never seen a bear in the wild. Back then I had only heard of one other mountain lion sighting, other than the one I had seen, which had just been shot and was in the back of a car. In
    the past 10 years I’ve seen at least 12 bears (all different sizes) and a very
    large lynx, but I’ve not seen another mountain lion myself. Times have
    changed and surprisingly there are numerous reports of sightings of tan
    and black mountain lions here in Ulster, Greene and Sullivan counties (not
    far from the PA state line). In the past few years I’ve heard of many
    sightings (14 perhaps) from people I trust and have no reason to question
    their word. Two sightings by an officer, two by teachers, and most by
    good friends, and relatives. I have no doubt they are here in the NE, as
    well as are the wolves. The GC & DEC refuse to admit it so they can avoid
    any accountability or responsibility.
    They say ‘there are none in our state’. In order for that to be accurate
    they would have to have perfect knowledge, and be able to see into every
    cave, den, and underbrush, and all at the same time! They’d also have to
    believe that the cougars and wolves (that they admit are populating Canada) recognize the borders and mutter “Ops …. we are not allowed
    on that property !! and turn tail and return to the safe canadian territory!
    Come on! And that ‘escaped pet’ excuse is obnoxious! How many
    neighbors do you know keep a ‘pet’ mountain lion or wolf ???? And the
    few that admittedly may couldn’t account for all the sightings recorded !!!
    Doesn’t matter if the animals were reintroduced or just multiplied rapidly,
    or migrated to more comfortable and convenient quarters, they are here
    in the northeast. It just means It’s now wise to be more careful in the woods and have ‘protection’, just in case. Protect your animals and be
    realistic about what is admitted publicly by the bureaucracy.

  77. while biking near Belfast, Pa. my wife and saw a wolf cross the bike trail, there’s no doubt that’s what it was. not a dog, or a coyote, it was a wolf.

  78. A pack of four wolves have been spotted in bucks county as of a few weeks ago. They were bigger then shepards. Have you heard any of this? It is in carversville, pa.

  79. My wife and her coworker were driving home from work in Wilkes-Barre last night. About 12:45 as they reached the outskirts of Shickshenny on Rt 11, there was a wolf on side of the road. I have been teasing her all day. But I know that my wife knows what coyotes look like and what foxes look like and breeds of dogs. This was definitely a wolf. She says that she might as well have seen Bigfoot, because nobody is going to believe her.

    • I believe it. On two different occasions I’ve seen large dog tracks with no human footprints anywhere around them in the hanover/ashley/wilkes barre area. They were down by the Susquehanna River. It looked like a pack seeing as the tracks were not all of the same size. They looked to be the prints of at least 3 different dogs, with the largest print being about 5 inches long. At the very least I felt that I had stumbled upon the prints of a coywolf pack, simply because the tracks were too large to be pure coyote. But thats large even for a coywolf. Considering the size of the tracks, they could very well have been wolves. So I do believe your wife.

  80. My friend and I are seeking a place to hunt coyotes. If you are a private land owner ow live near a state game lands that you have seen these animals, please feel free to contact me.

  81. Definitely no wolves in NEPA. I’ve been hunting coyotes with dogs for 10 years now and have never came across a wolf track. Coyotes in PA do have wolf genetics in them but as for a pure blood wolf no way not in PA.

  82. Dear Alan Gregory:

    I’m renewing my request for your comment as part of an article I’m doing on gray wolves. My deadline is Friday, although I could hold out until Monday. My e-mail is jt@phillynews.com and my cell is 609-577-6668. My question is this: What is the argument of those who’d like to see gray wolves reintroduced into Pennsylvania? What benefits do they see of such a move?

    Thanks in advance
    John Timpane
    Media Editor/Writer
    Philadelphia Inquirer

  83. No wolves exist in the wilds of PA unless they are escaped or released animals. I suspect what people are seeing are coyotes and/or wild dogs.

  84. I live in West Chester, PA and lest there be any doubt, there is most definitely a healthy population of coyote here. At first you may think you are looking at a dog, but you’ll realize that they have a different gate and paws, etc.. I have an apple tree in my back yard which attracts dear. Every night, I watched a black/brown coyote stalk where 2 fawns that were bedding near the tree until the fawns both eventually disappeared. Additionally, I saw 2 of them “courting” a few months ago. I stopped letting the cat go outside by itself. I have been told that there is a very large population of coyote in Valley Forge Park as well.

  85. i need infamation on the debait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  86. In Florida where it is known to have a breeding population of cougars they can not get a accurate count because the animals are so elusive. They dont find them dead on the road either. I haven’t had the blessing of seeing wolves or cougars here in Pa but I have in Massachusetts. About nine years ago I was hiking in the woods with my husband a cougar crossed the trail ahead of us. It was larger than a golden retriever with a very long tail. We stood there frozen in disbelief and awe for what we had just seen. It was making weird noises and even though we felt blessed to see it we got the heck out of there. I ended up a few months later getting in a heated debate with one of those wildlife guys that basically called me a lier. We both saw it clear as day and at that time in our area other people saw them too. There is no other cat with a long tail. It was close to spring and we think it was a female looking for a mate. They have been known to have a range of 300 miles. We also have seen wolves in that area and have heard the howls. We have been farmers all our lives and know the difference in coyotes wolves and bobcats cougars and lynx to which I have been blessed to see them all. Point is it would cost the game commission lots of money to add those animals to their forest plans and would upset their whole ecosystems. More gov crap is all it is. They have since proved that there is a wolf pack that has crossed the border of Canada into Nh. Why not Pa? After what we have seen and then told we must of made a mistake or lying I tend to believe good people. To the people who dought the claims I hope you get lucky enough in your life to see one of those marvelous creatures. They are here. Oh and how many dead bears do you see on the roads? 2 maybe 3 a year? And how many bears in their population? Not sure of the number but there is a lot. And how stealthy are they? Something to think about.

  87. There are already wolves in pa ive seen them! When I asked the game commission the officers reply was “yes they are here but not enough for a self sustaining population” thats straight from the game commission

  88. Im on 7acres in Honesdale, Pa.. I’ve been seeing a large black wolf or coy-wolf on my property. Narrow hind, taller animal with a larger head and snout than coyotes i’ve seen. I know what a 60lbs dog looks like. I have one.. This animal was a least 100lbs and was not a dog. My dog has been finding carcasses on the property. I border a large tract of woodlands along the lackawaxan river.. I’ll try to get a picture.

  89. I love the idea to bring wolves back into pa I love wolves and would like to learn more about them!

  90. There ARE wolves in PA. I have studied wolves for decades and know one when I see one. The Pittsburgh airport brought some in when they built the new one and they found their way out and I was told that the resident wolves did not like the new ones. They are very hard to spot since they know how to avoid humans. I would never disclose the information of where they are, or where they have dens, but I know of a few.

  91. My fiance and I were hiking in the Laurel Hill State Park today(just past Ligonier PA) when we came upon a very large rock formation. The trail cut between the rocks and as were were passing thru my fiance spotted a large black wolf. He put his hand up to stop me and we stood quietly listening. I heard a very low gutteral growl(2x). On our hike out he disclosed to me that it was very large(120-130 lbs) VERY stealthy(no sound other than a barely audible growl) and FAST. When we were leaving the park(safe in our car) I rolled down my window to ask an older gentleman about any such sightings, he said coyotes are feeding on baby fawn this time of year… my fiance immediately said, “That was no coyote.” I believe and will not be back up into those mountains for a hike until I am properly armed. There are wolves in them thar hills ; )

  92. I have hunted for 18 years now in pa and 50% of the coyotes I have seen actually have the marking and color of normal coyotes. The other 50% had markings and colors of a wolf. Few years back there was a documentation in The Patriot News about the coyotes in our state could be hybrids, part wolf part coyotes. As far as seeing a full wolf, you might see one you may not. As far as being worried about it, I really dont but I always watch my 6.

  93. 7/25/2012.
    At about 12 noon, driving along Goose Pond road, Wayne cty. Pa.,, I indeed saw a large wolf Iike animal bound accross the road at about 100 feet.
    It was not Grey but brownish, long tail, longish fur in the tail, short pointed ears and a long snout. Body fur shortish.
    Looked much like a Fox but huge in the 70 to 90 pound range I would guess.
    As is did see a Red Fox within the last 30 days so was not anywhere near that small.
    This point in the road has no houses near by and often is the crossing point for Game.
    At about the same area around 7pm, I also saw a Black bear cross while traveling back home.
    I noticed a report from the Honesdale, Pa area. This area is 15 to 18 mile distance depending on how you measure mileage.

  94. Everyone clams to have seen one wolf however wolves are pack animals so I am not buying it. I know to many people that hunt coyotes with dogs including myself that have never been on a track of a wolf.

  95. Winter 2006, near bear creek PA night time. A friend and I were geocaching near a waterfall
    In this area and as we were leaving (in the car, pulling away from our parking spot) a grey/silver timber wolf ran right in front of her car, almost smashed it.. It was breathing heavy and you could see the steam coming from its mouth. We estimate the Animal to be 120-140lbs, it’s shoulders height was well above the hood of her car. As soon as we saw it we knew it was not a dog or a coyote, and were both very happy to be inside the car because one minute earlier we were outside with it. After doing a little research online, I see that wolves might occur in this area which is very surprising to me.

  96. Sept 23,2012—-We live in rural southwestern PA,,,15 min south of Butler PA , in Penn Twp.. near Butler County Airport..Theres lots of woods& fields & some dairy farms around us, in what I would term “moderately populated countryside”.We’v lived here happily for 30 yrs & our children grew up here –playing outdoors extensively & camping out in the woods as teens. Of course we see lots of deer ,rabbits ,racoons ,turkeys, goundhogs, skunks, geese etc…since these animals are part of living in the country. I even saw a beautiful red fox one time during the daytime—fairly close up. But we , nor our children , ever heard or saw anything to give us cause for concern. We often go outdoors at night to enjoy the lovely cool weather — evening breezes ,moonlight, & also the beauty of the night skies.. I have walked all around our property in the eveings–even semi-dark,,,I was never fearful. The kids are grown up& gone now, but the past few years Iv heard some night sounds ..”out-in-the-woods” that were a bit scarey & sounded like possibly a bobcat or something similar– very “wild” cries in the dark that I didnt recognize & made me think twice about being outdoors alone. Our closest neighbor says she has seen a bobcat at different times thru the yrs & other neighbors say there are coyotes around for sure, and there hav been bear sightings as close by as Saxonburg. HOWEVER–TONIGHT I HEARD SOMETHING THTA REALLY SCARED THE HECK OUT OF ME!! Being an insomniac Im awake fairly often in the middle of the night & I never heard anything like this before! It was 3:30 am & I was sitting in bed reading,when I heard a vry LOUd, LOW-TONED, SUSTAINED HOWL (!) right outside the window in our backyard! (no fans or A/C were running ) I flew out of bed as It certainly scared me ! And then it howled again! ! OMG!! What the heck was that?!?. I instantly thought of a wolf ,but never knew that any wolves could possibly be around here.! I will admit that a chill went down my spine & within a minute the neighbors dogs were barking like mad. My “sleeps -like -a log” husband slept thru it all ,dispite my trying to wake him up right away..I came downstairs & turned all the outdoor spotlights on, but of course saw nothing.. BUt wow–that was something! So now I am nervous about what it was that made that sound—so Im on the computer trying to research,,”,Are there wolves around here that we didnt know about?! ” Would certainly like to know ,since we now have beautiful little grandchildren who visit us and I am concerned for their safety…. From what I am reading it seems there ARE wolves in the area! Geez,,,Who knew ??!! This has changed my thinking.. ..wow.. Sadly..Is this another thing to be fearful of in our changing world? And here I thought the only wolves I had to worry about were the ones on Wall Street!

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  98. on 10/8/12 i and my girfriend were driven up nelson run road potter county where we saw a very large animal what we thought to be a coyote but i have seen coyotes before in the woods , this puzzled me i knew i have never seen anything like this after returning home doing much research on the net i am certain what we saw was not a coyote it had to be a gray wolf if this is a plan for deer reduction what a shame for them to eat the only five deer left in pa

  99. Let you know wensday 10-24-2012 i saw a black wolf in huntinton county pa i know it was a wolf because it was to big to be a coyote it was a awsome to see it was so pretty.

  100. Coyotes get big and they are often misconstrued as wolves because nobody has the time to study them unless they shoot both and have them side by side, coyotes do have black fur and red and grey, what people are seeing are coyotes because they can get to the 100 to 120 pound mark, I”m not saying there aren’t wolves in PA but if there are with this many people claiming to see them it would make the news or paper, mountain lions although not seldom seen have been spotted and have pictures of them, but until someone shows me a photograph of a wolf, I’m leaving it as the things you people are seeing are foxes and coyotes

  101. I live in the poconos off the 447 ,upwards kinda of by alpine ,I’m shaken and spoked I swear I just heard a pack of wolves it was the most eerie sound howling I’v ever heard in my life ,two hours later I’m still shaking badly ,2 outdoor cats heard it they scrambled so fast still aren’t back ,my husband also heard it he was upstairs on his computer and the dryer was running ,his hearing isn’t great either ,this was not a coyote size animal,I’ve seen one coyote crossing 447 before ,seen red fox ,these sounded at least 100 lbs

    • I live in Susquehanna county, and can hear wolves howling from time to time. There is no mistaking a wolf howl for a coyote. Coyotes do not have a long drawn out deep toned howl. This region is native timber wolf range. People here who say its not, and its imposable need to do a little more research. It is a FACT that NEPA is home to coy-wolves, so why would it be hard to believe that timber wolves call pa home? I drive all over this state on a daily basis, and to say there is no adequate habitat is simple ignorance. There are vast woodlands,and the northeast region past Clark’s summit is open enough to satisfy large predators. There is a reason the game commission denies the presence of wolves and mountain lions. The fact is that bother are alive and well in Pennsylvania. If you think they arenot, do a little more research and spend a little more time outside. These large predators are by nature elusive creatures. Sighting them on a regular basis should only happen in a zoo! So, to say no road kill means no population shows ignorance of large predators. I spent 2 years living in the heart of mountain lion country in the rocky mountains, never once did I or anyone I knew see a road killed lion. The locals there had a saying… if you see a lion its because its planing on killing you. Likewise wolves are hunters and don’t want to be seen. We have populations of coyotes, hybrid coy-wolves, and timber wolves. Some sightings may be miss identified, but facial features, and overall size make it possible to identify wolves. I believe many of the sightings have been wolves. I’d like to hear Simone pose a good reason why wolves wouldn’t be in this region…

  102. I started hunting when I was 16 I’m 56 now. Coyotes are here. Cougers,(also refered to as mountain lions) are here. Tracks don’t lie. If you think you have seen something get a pict. of the tracks. You can possibly conferm your sighting from actual pictures on line. Also take a tape measure with you and document size and depth of track. (remembering mud is soft.) The theory of coyotes migraiting is possible. About 44 years ago in Mass. a sportsmans group released a bunch of coyotes in the state of Mass. It created quite a stur with the local news papers. Also there are wolves in NY. Studys of the geen pool (have proven) wolf / coyote high breads are here in the east. The Eastern coyote is larger and has developed the hunting style of the wolfe. Can they be agressive (yes) If sick or injured they can be. Most healthy animals avoid human contact. BUT more and more are being sighted, why, simple, numbers are increasing and space is limited. AND THATS WHERE THE PROBLEMS START. Wild animals have a natural fear of humans and avoid them. But due to the close liveing quaters have lost their fear of man. (ask any man that has a deer farm, when the buck is in rut stay out of the pen.) This normanly timid animal will kick your butt. Small children are no diffirent then a young faun to a coyote. Also dogs and cats.
    Larger dogs are seen as a terratorial thret and usualy are attacked for that reason. So far, from what I have been able to read, studies show no evidence of the (coy dog).

  103. For hunting I prefer to get off the ground,a tree stand or high ground over looking a fresh cut hay or straw field. Near a large wooded area. Place your caller out about 100 yds into the field. Where I hunt my longest shot is 350 yds. I use a .223 bolt action,(55 gr.hp.) and sight it in at 200 yd. 0 a 6×24 scope and last but not least a bypod. I have taken both fox and coyote in broad daylight useing this method. Start with a rabbit squeal then when you see your coyote add the fighting coyote call. This seams to trigger a attack responce and they charge the caller. (It’s like tossing an injured minno at a bass. they can’t resist it.) Weather it’s getting in on the kill or a terrortorial thing,I don’t know. BUT IT WORKS 90 percent of the time. When they can’t locate it, they stop, probably confused, that’s when you nail them. It works for me, try it and let me know how you do. One last thing, If you miss they usualy woun’t fall for it a second time.

  104. I saw 2 black wolves walking together threw the woods around the george school in Newtown. My buddy and i were at the train bridge hanging out by the creek and when we were leaving there was a big bush about 20 yards away and i saw a Big black bushy tail we ran up on it thinking it was a dog and 2 massive wolves went deeper into the woods. Once we noticed what they were we started running the opposite way. It didnt even seem like they were scared, it was like they just jogged away. Il never forget that!

  105. It’s Easter morning in Chester County, PA and I believe I spotted two hybrid wolves earlier about 6:30 am. At first I thought it was a doe but then as I moved closer I spotted its tail which was about the length of its body. As it was slowly moving away I noticed the under side of its tail was all white. I thought to myself, “what the *&%$”, last time I saw a tail like that was when my nephew in Alabama owned a wolf. Also, the shape of its head was kind of boxy, short snout, ears were large perked straight up, its height was slightly less than a deer and my guess it (at least the one) weighs over 120 pounds. Second one was further away my view partially blocked by brush. More I think about it, its height was similar to a Great Dane with thick grey/brown coat, long and wide in the center bushy tail white underneath. I swear, when it tipped its tail up and back, tail just about reached its head… All in all, it was quite a spectacular experience. Think I’ll call Game and Wildlife and run it by them.

    • Where at in Chester County?

      • I’d rather not say plus I feel a bit foolish. After more research I’m sure they were white tailed bucks. I’ve seen deer in my back yard for years but not ones with tails this size. Usually I pay attention to the size of their antlers vs. their tails. Learn something every day….and I’m glad I found this website.

  106. Dakota dicken

    We were driving deer this year on our 750 acre farm in southern pennsylvania and we ran out a huge dog, well it wasnt a dog.. It looked identical to a coyote but was much bigger.. It also had long hair on its back.. It probably weighed around 100 pounds.. Definitly not a coyote..

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  108. 2 grays in my yard .one bit my horse hes is ok….there were amazing when i chased them off running together crossing and overlaping each other truly once in a life time…kenny

  109. I found wolf tracks in Eastern pa (Canadences in pike county) on June 22nd 2013 and the same night I heard a pack of wolves howling. 3 others witnessed it. And no it was not cayotes.

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  112. Has anyone ever spotted a coyote or wolf near jack frost or big boulder in the poconos, because i heard some kind of howling there but i have never seen any creature (coyote bobcat wolf etc.) and im wondering if they are there

  113. Really all three? its been months and i haven’t seen anything or heard anything else. I guess they never come into human sight

  114. Dear Dr. Painter:

    Thank you for taking the time to contact me regarding the red wolf. I appreciate hearing from you about this issue.

    In the United States, the 1,519 species currently categorized as “endangered” or “threatened” are protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), first passed by Congress in 1973. The powers of this legislation are quite broad: it offers several powerful legal tools to aid in the recovery of these plants and animals by emphasizing the preservation of their native habitats.

    The red wolf is one of the most critically endangered species in the United States, with approximately 100 red wolves presently in the wild. Listed as extinct in the wild in 1980 by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), red wolves were bred in captivity by scientists as part of the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan required under the Endangered Species Act. Red wolves were successfully reintroduced into the wild through the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Red Wolf Recovery Program and are currently listed as endangered, rather than extinct, under the Endangered Species Act because of these efforts.

    The President’s FY 2015 budget request for the Fish and Wildlife Service totals $2.8 billion, including current appropriations of $1.5 billion. The budget request also includes $1.3 billion available under permanent appropriations, most of which will be provided directly to states for fish and wildlife restoration and conservation.

    I understand that some Pennsylvanians have concerns about this issue and support increased funding for conservation efforts as a whole. I signed on to a letter to the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee on Appropriations in support of Fiscal Year 2015 funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Forest Legacy Program. There are currently no bills before the Senate concerning the red wolf. Should related legislation come before the Senate, please be assured that I will keep your views in mind.

    As always, I appreciate your views, thoughts and concerns as they assist me in understanding what is important to the people of Pennsylvania. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future about this or any other matter of importance to you.

    For more information on this or other issues, I encourage you to visit my website, http://casey.senate.gov. I hope you will find this online office a comprehensive resource to stay up-to-date on my work in Washington, request assistance from my office, or share with me your thoughts on the issues that matter most to you and to Pennsylvania.

    Sincerely,
    Bob Casey
    United States Senator

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