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Disproving anti-wolf propaganda and contributing to the dA wolf community since 2008.
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Founded 6 Years ago
Dec 13, 2008

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1,786 Members
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:bulletgreen:What is AoW?

Army of Wolves, or AoW for short, is a group dedicated to canine art and photography. Giving all canine predators a voice in our society is also a main priority.

:bulletblue: Who/what are we against?

We are against the killing of wolves and other canines. We're against the buying and selling of fur, taxidermy, and the exploitation of wildlife.

:bulletpurple: Does AoW accept art from its members?

Yes, AoW accepts art from members that do canine art (wolves, coyotes, dogs, foxes, etc.). Also, art that stands up for wolves and/or other canines being wrongfully killed is greatly appreciated!

:bulletred: When was AoW established?

AoW became a deviant profile on December 13, 2008. On December 31st, 2009, AoW became an official devaintART Group.

:bulletpurple:On November 10, 2011, AoW reached 1000 members.

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:bulletblack: Absolutely NO taxidermists or fur "artists". NO pelts or corpses of animals are allowed in our gallery.

:bulletgreen: NO offensive material towards wolves or other canines.

:bulletpurple: NO spamming or trolls. If you are a troll, you will be reported.

:bulletyellow: The highest ranking a member can be is Contributor. No one can be Co-Founder except for UrosWolf, who helped found the group.

:bulletred: The art submission limit is now 3 deviations per deviant per day.

:bulletblack: NO extreme wolfaboos, or wolf-haters allowed.

:bulletpink: NO fetishes such as vore, bondage, scat, etc.

:bulletpurple: If you join, you will be at least 75.2412534% more awesome.

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What a shame, people. What a damn shame.

An endangered gray wolf shot to death in Utah was positively identified Wednesday as the female lobo seen last fall on the north rim of the Grand Canyon, the first of its kind to be seen in the region in half a century.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service used DNA analysis to confirm that the dead canine was the celebrated collared female known as “914F” that wandered hundreds of miles from the Northern Rockies. The lone wolf, originally collared near Cody, Wyoming, was killed in December by a Utah hunter who claimed he "mistook" the predator for a coyote.

“It is nothing short of a tragedy that this wolf’s journey across the west was cut short because she was shot and killed by a coyote hunter,” said Eva Sargent, the southwest programs director for Defenders of Wildlife. “This brave and ambitious female gray wolf that made it all the way from Wyoming to the Grand Canyon had already become a symbol of what gray wolf recovery should look like – animals naturally dispersing to find suitable habitat.”

The tendency of hunters to mistake wolves for coyotes is a major issue, especially in California, where conservationists believe a pair of wolves and their offspring currently living across the Oregon border will  eventually disperse.  In June, the California Fish and Game Commission voted to list wolves under the California Endangered Species Act,  a decision that gives conservationists some measure of comfort. Problem is, those protections don’t exist elsewhere.

The federal delisting of wolves in 2011 in the Northern Rockies led to a killing spree in Montana,  Idaho and Wyoming.  More than 2,800 wolves have been killed in the northern Rockies,  resulting in a 9 percent population decline,  since federal protections were lifted there,  according to the Center for Biological Diversity. Minnesota has seen a 25 percent decline in its wolf population.

The federal government is now considering a proposal to strip Endangered Species Act protection from gray wolves throughout their range.

“Unfortunately, we have seen time and again that coyote hunting in habitat frequented by wolves is deadly for wolves,” Sargent said. “Sadly, with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service preparing to remove all protections for gray wolves, except for Mexican gray wolves, in the near future, it will become harder and harder for wolves to travel safely, and less and less likely that we will hear their howls echo through places like the Grand Canyon.”

Gray wolves,  which once roamed across the continent,  were exterminated in the lower 48 states,  except Minnesota,  in the 19th and early 20th centuries largely to protect livestock. The last known native California wolf was trapped and killed in Lassen County in 1924.

In 1995, 66 wolves were released in Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho in an attempt to bring the apex predator back. They have since moved into northeastern Oregon,  where there are more than two dozen wolves in a handful of packs, but the population is still far below the two million that once lived across North America.
A wolf and coyote hunting derby that has caused international controversy wraps up today in the mountains outside Salmon, and according to event organizers, about two dozen coyotes have been killed so far—though no wolves.

Posting on its Facebook page, Idaho for Wildlife, which put on the derby, reported 17 coyotes killed on the first full day of the so-called Predator Hunting Contest and Fur Rendezvous, Jan. 2, and seven "non-BLM" coyotes killed the following day.

The second-annual hunt, which drew criticism around the world, was barred from Bureau of Land Management property and instead went forward on private and U.S. Forest Service land.

In an interview with Newsweek, Idaho for Wildlife Executive Director Steve Alder said more than 125 hunters entered this year's contest, vying for $1,000 cash prizes for most animals killed. Separate prizes are offered for hunters 10 to 13 years old and 14 to 17 years old.

Last year the top prize went unclaimed, with 21 coyotes killed but no wolves taken. More than 230 hunters entered the inaugural event.

Calling it a "wolf massacre," Idaho State Director for the Humane Society of America Lisa Kauffman told Newsweek that "Rewarding shooters, including young children, with prizes takes us back to an earlier era of wanton killing that so many of us thought was an ugly, ignorant and closed chapter in our history."
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:iconanthonys13:
anthonyS13 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
6 years and still going stronger than ever!
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Zoba22 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HI!!! :3 thanks you for accept my comic :D
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anthonyS13 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Here's an explanation about how killing coyotes isn't efficient. www.humanesociety.org/assets/i…
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xSilverSpiritWolfx Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! :wave: I was wondering if I could re-join the group as a member. Thanks :)
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:iconanthonys13:
anthonyS13 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Yes, of course :)
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xSilverSpiritWolfx Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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EliaOwl Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014   Digital Artist
Can I submit a pic with an husky but also other animals?
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Annlexi Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yes
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anthonyS13 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
As long as the husky is the main focus ^^
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anthonyS13 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Happy 5th birthday, AoW!
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