Today is August 16, 2018. I want to document several up-close Wolverine sightings not far from Dickinson, North Dakota, occurring over the past several days.
The reason why I want to document these recent up-close sightings in North Dakota, is to bring awareness, because it is believed that there have not been any Wolverine in North Dakota for over 150 years.
On April 24, 2016, a ranch hand working near Alexander, North Dakota shot and killed what was confirmed to be a Wolverine. At the time, this was the first confirmed Wolverine sighting in North Dakota since the 1850s. You can read many newspaper reports about this, here is one of them from the Bismarck Tribune newspaper: https://bismarcktribune.com/wolverine-confirmed-in-north-dakota-first-since-s/article_5b29d55e-617b-5935-a1f8-0b95d9da864f.html
For the past several nights, a friend of mine has watched a Wolverine, which he believes to be a male. He has watched it from as close as twenty-five feet, for three minutes.
Upon discussing his recent sightings, another friend of ours, has seen this Wolverine a couple of times in the past several years at this same location.
This group of people who have seen this Wolverine in this location, have no intention of harming this Wolverine. A couple of these people have kept their mouth shut about it for several years, thinking this was the best way to handle it. This probably is the best way to handle it, because this Wolverine appears to be comfortable and confident where he is living, no one bothers him.
I am not going to disclose the location, or any of the people involved, because I think that this is the best way to handle it for the well-being of this Wolverine. I only want to document this for the sake of making people aware about the existence of Wolverines in North Dakota.
I am including a short video of a Wolverine in Montana. I don’t know why the Wolverine in this video didn’t kill the adult deer, Wolverines are known to attack deer, elk, moose, and wolves.