The seventh annual fundraiser to support the International Wolf Center’s Wolf Care Department will be held March 1-15, 2021.

Proceeds from the auction will be used to make final facility preparations and logistical plans, and to assess the health of pack members before we welcome our new pups in late May.

Some of the auction items are:

  • Artistic Expression:artisan-made, wolf-themed wood carvings, ironworks and framed art
  • Collectibles and Coins:limited-edition, numbered collector’s plates
  • Gift Certificates:Ely-area business gift certificates without expiration dates
  • Goods:“Dave Mech on Ellesmere Island” mugs featuring photos of Dave and wolves taken during field work
  • Photography:Dave Mech-signed Ellesmere Island wolf pup photos, along with images created by photographers well-known for their International Wolf Center work

Wolf Shed Knitted Items:

  • One-of-a-kind creations including items knitted with yarn spun from fur shed by ambassador wolves Denali and Grizzer, as well as the last remaining products featuring the gone-but-not-forgotten wolf, Boltz.
  • To view our 2021 auction items, click here.

The auction ends at 10 a.m. CDT on Monday, March 15, 2021.

Thank you for supporting the Center and our ambassador wolves.

*Currently, all items made from wolf-shed fur are restricted for sale to Minnesota residents only. Items that were closed to bidding are now open.

PLEASE NOTE: The final bid price does not include shipping or optional insurance. Bidding Owl will issue a final invoice for your successful bid, which will require you to log in and pay through Bidding Owl. After payment has been documented, you will receive an email directly from the International Wolf Center with details about shipping options and a link to submit a payment for shipping. Once that is completed, your item will be shipped. You may also make arrangements to pick up your item at the Center’s Ely or Twin Cities offices.

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