The Foundation for Wildlife Management is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote ungulate population recovery in areas negatively impacted by wolves, assist state game management agencies in meeting their wolf management objectives, promote youth in the outdoors, and to educate the general public on the negative impact the successful reintroduction of wolves has had on our ungulate populations.
F4WM brings those who want wolves managed- State Game management agencies, outdoor enthusiasts, hunters, and ranchers, together with those who have the ways and means to get the job done!
With wolf hunter success rates at less than 1%, wolves habit of traveling great distances, and reproducing by up to 40% annually, managing their ever growing numbers has proven a daunting task! Sportsmen typically harvest less wolves than what are born each season, and it is the combination of our members efforts, and wolf disbursal that has kept their numbers stable the past several years.
With 1600+ wolves removed, F4WM has saved an estimated 225,000+ elk, moose, deer, and livestock, by promoting science-based predator management. (1600 wolves each consume 20 big game per year for 7 years- 7x20=140 x 1600 = 225,000 saved!)
F4WM funded 76% of the total wolves removed from Idaho in the 2021-2022 Season, as well as 39% of those harvested in Montana.
F4WM has removed nearly 1600 wolves with just over $1,325,000 membership and sponsor dollars, with zero tax funding. That's less than $830 per wolf, funded by Sportsmen, Ranchers, concerned citizens, and a few Grants. Without the F4WM program, the Idaho Wolf Control Board would be charged with removing the same wolves. Their average expense to investigate livestock depredations and remove problem wolves averaged $9005 per wolf in 2016, $8003 per wolf in early 2017, and more than $9000 per wolf in 2018... 65% of which, has historically been funded by Idaho state tax dollars. 1600 wolves x $9000 per wolf= $14,400,000... 65% Tax funded= $9,360,000 State Tax Dollars potentially saved by implementation of our Wolf Harvest Reimbursement Program.
Are you ready to be part of the solution? The more Chapters we build, the stronger we become. We now have Fundraising Chapters in Sandpoint, Coeur d' Alene , Lewiston, Salmon, and Caldwell Idaho, as well as Trout Creek, and Kalispel Montana. We are currently working to build a chapter in Hamilton Montana, and hope to also start chapters in the Helena, and Bozeman areas. Please email F4WM Executive Director Justin Webb, for more info on how to join or start a new chapter in your area at email@example.com
YOU CAN HELP!
Your memberships and donations directly reimburse ethical hunters and trappers for expenses incurred while harvesting wolves.
We are currently searching for volunteers to assist with developing new fundraising chapters in other areas, to host Fundraising Banquets and membership drives.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact F4WM Executive Director Justin Webb at 208-610-4455.