cold warriors: wolves and buffalo, jackson hole film festival finalist
Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo (River Road Films, THIRTEEN for PBS NATURE, CBC, BBC, BBC Worldwide) is a Best Animal Behavior Program finalist at the Jackson Hole Film Festival. It’s no surprise to any of us familiar with Jeff Turner’s resume. He’s talented, experienced and committed to wildlife.
For anyone into wildlife and especially wolves, this program is a must see. Jeff uses a helicopter equipped with stabilized Cineflex HD video camera to stay up with wolves chasing down their prey on the snowy plains of Wood Bison National Park. He also works his camera from ground level to document the pack with young pups near the den. Jeff’s ethics and patience surly paid off in this sensitive aspect of the filming and stunning aerials document the wolf pack’s winter hunt like never before; Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo.
Wood Bison, Bison bison athabascae are related to the American bison and are often referred to as buffalo. Buffalo herds roam in Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories (and may soon be reintroduced to Alaska’s Minto Flats area). Bison of this ecotype once roamed through Appalachian forests southward from central Pennsylvania, where place names like ‘Buffalo Valley’ remind us of their former range.
As a colleague from Grizzly: Face-to-Face (River Road Films, BBC, CBC) I’ll have my fingers crossed when Chris Weber announces winners this evening. Good luck Jeff!