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Have a howling good time in Battle Ground…

Wolf Park, Lafayette

You may know about Battle Ground’s National Historic Landmark, Tippecanoe Battleground, but did you know it is also home to a small research facility called Wolf Park. The park allows visitors an up-close and personal interaction with wolves, coyotes and buffalo. Sure to be in the area on Friday and/or Saturday for their Howl Night program. Let loose and join the wolves in a good howl.

If you’ve not visited Tippecanoe Battleground, you should go for the history and the hiking. The Battleground is the start of the thirteen-mile Wabash Heritage Trail. It runs south along the Wabash River through Lafayette to Fort Ouiatenon Park. The park was once the site of a mid-1700 French trading post. In September, the famed the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon festival is held here.

Wolf Park is open Tuesday-Sunday from 1-5 PM, Check out their 2009 schedule of events below:

May 2009
May 1: Park Opens for Season!
May 2: Mini-Intensive: Dogs and Wolves
May 9: Full Moon Howl Night & Wolf Park After Hours
May 16: Meet the Director at 3 pm
May 27-31: Behavior and Captive Management of Wolves Seminar

June 2009
Jun 6: Dog Days and Wolf Park After Hours
Jun 12-14: Wolf Intensive Weekend
Jun 20: Meet the Director at 3pm
Jun 27: Watermelons for Wolves
Jun 27-28: Overnight Camp for ages 11-12

July 2009
Jul 4: Park Open for normal activities 1-5 pm but there is NO howlnight
Jul 11: Mini-Intensive – Dogs and Wolves
Jul 18: Meet the Director at 3pm & Wolf Park After Hours
Jul 18-19: Overnight Camp for ages 8-10
Jul 24-26: Seminar with Ken McCort: Wolves vs Dogs – behavior analysis

August 2009
Aug 1-2: Overnight Camp for ages 13-14
Aug 15: Meet the Director at 3pm & Wolf Park After Hours
Aug 29: Mini-Intensive- Wolf Conservation

September 2009
Sep 4: Full Moon Howl Night
Sep 7: Park open today for tours
Sep 11-13: Seminar with Suzanne Clothier: Relationship-based dog training
Sep 19: Meet the Director at 3pm & Wolf Park After Hours
Sep 26: “Take A Walk On The Wild Side” Walk With A Wolf-A-Thon at Wolf Park

October 2009
Oct 5: Fall Photo Seminar #1
Oct 10: Mini-Intensive: Wolf Conservation
Oct 12: Photo Seminar #2
Oct 17: Meet the Director at 3pm & Wolf Park After Hours
Oct 19: Photo Shoot # 1
Oct 24: Pumpkins for Wolves Halloween Event

November 2009
Nov 2: Photo Seminar #3
Nov 6-8: Wolf Intensive Weekend #2
Nov 9: Photo Shoot #2
Nov 14: Wolf Park After Hours
Nov 20-22: Seminar with Ray Coppinger (TENTATIVE)
Nov 23: Photo Seminar #4
Nov 30: Wolf Park CLOSES for the season

December 2009
Dec 5: Photo Seminar #5
Dec 12: Santa Visits Wolf Park, open 1-4 pm
Dec 13: Photo Shoot #3
Dec 26-27: Special Winter Open Hours 1-5 pm

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