Stanford, Montana: Old Snowdrift, Last Wolf in Montana

"Old Snowdrift" eluded his pursuers for nearly 20 years until he was the last surviving wild wolf in Montana. Then he was shot. He was displayed in the courthouse for decades; now he's in a glass box in a trading post.

Address:
Central Ave., Stanford, MT
Directions:
Displayed indoors, between the coffee and gift shop, on the south side of Central Ave. just east of 1st St. S. The business may still be called the Basin Trading Post.
Admission:
Free
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Old Snowdrift, Last Wolf in Montana

Nice little cafe, guitar shop and hardware store in the building. The museum covers local history, with lots of old pictures on the wall. Old Snowdrift sits mightily inside his box in the middle of the walkway down to the restrooms.

[Jennifer Coyne, 07/27/2021]
Old Snowdrift, Last Wolf in Montana

It was the biggest silver wolf caught in the 1950s or '60s that was terrorizing the community. It is located in the town's city center, between the coffee and gift shop. You have to go inside to view it.

[Jen, 08/29/2014]

Nicknamed "Old Snowdrift." An accompanying sign notes that he was "the only active wolf left in the state" and that "everyone, including government officials, wanted him dead." He was shot and killed by Al Close on May 8, 1930.


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