POSTPONED: Rick McIntyre on Yellowstone wolves

Aug 26, 2021 | Events

Due to the recent uptick in COVID numbers within our close community, we are forced to make the unfortunate decision to postpone our event with Rick McIntyre scheduled for this Thursday, Sept. 9.
We will definitely reschedule Rick as soon as we feel it is safe to do so.
In the meantime, please, GET VACCINATED, and stay safe!

Renowned wolf expert and author Rick McIntyre will discuss the fascinating sagas of some of Yellowstone’s most iconic wolves at the new home of Elk River Books, 122 S. 2nd St. in downtown Livingston, on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. A book signing and reception will follow.

McIntyre is the author of The Rise of Wolf 8 and The Reign of Wolf 21. Both books recount in vivid detail the stories of struggle and survival of the wolf packs that live in and around Yellowstone National Park, through the eyes of some of their most charismatic alphas. His outstanding works of science writing offer unparalleled insight into wolf behavior and Yellowstone’s famed wolf reintroduction project. A third installment in this series, The Redemption of Wolf 302, is slated for publication in October, and pre-orders will be taken during the event.

A Kirkus starred review notes, “Like Thomas McNamee, David Mech, Barry Lopez, and other literary naturalists with an interest in wolf behavior, McIntyre writes with both elegance and flair, making complex biology and ethology a pleasure to read.”

McIntyre has spent more than 40 years watching wolves in America’s national parks, 25 of those years in Yellowstone, where he has accumulated over 100,000 wolf sightings and educated the public about the park’s most famous wolves. He has spoken about the Yellowstone wolves with 60 Minutes, NPR, and CBC, and he is profiled extensively in Nate Blakeslee’s American Wolf and in international publications. He lives in Silver Gate, Montana.

Elk River Books, located in the former J.C. Penny building, is still under renovation so all amenities may not be available. When complete, the space will house a much larger collection of used, antiquarian and new books than the bookstore’s previous location, and offer an event space for readings, film viewings, performances and other gatherings.

In an effort to keep our community safe, masks will be required and vaccinations are strongly encouraged. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the door. For more information, send an email to or call (406) 333-2330.