People in Montana and from around the country are willing to pay just for the chance to see a wolf in its natural habitat. Gardiner wildlife guide Nathan Varley and his wife offer tours in Yellowstone National Park and says the waiting list of clients demonstrates there is economic potential. He says clients are fascinated by the stories of individual wolves.

He says wolf-watching tourism provides much-needed off-season revenue for his business. He calls winter the prime wolf-viewing time.Varley says Big Sky country should tap into the economic value– just like Yellowstone National Park does. Varley’s next tour is in mid-January.

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