Wolf Creek Habitat & Rescue Photo Shoot #2

  • June 7, 2014 · 12:00 PM
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LATE UPDATE:

Sandy Garrison has agreed to be the host for the second event - give her full cooperation!

We have not hit the 40 person count now so I am allowing up to one guest on a first come first serve basis until the limit is reached.

Second Session at Noon

Let's get together and photograph wolves up close. The OVCC last visited the habitat in 2010 and by all appearance it appeared to be a fascinating visit (photos are still in the OVCC Photos section if you want to peek). In fact, for a $20 donation you are allowed to actually go into the wolf enclosures (there are 2) and physically interact with the wolves. There is an elevated 6 ft x 80 ft deck outside of the enclosures that can accommodate many photographers using tripods and DSLRs.   Since 2010 the rules have been changed so that now small only point & shoot cameras or cell phone cameras are allowed in the enclosures in order to protect your equipment, and the wolves from swallowing chewed up bits of plastic and metal.  There is a funny "Rules of Wolf Property" section about this on their web-site located here:

http://www.wolfcreekhabitat.org/#!disclaimer-for-interaction/c166t

You can learn more about the habitat and see lots of photos at their on-line web-site here:

http://www.wolfcreekhabitat.org

You don't have to enter the enclosure if that is not your cup of tea.  Visiting the Habitat is free outside of the enclosures, although I told Kathy I am sure most of you would love to make a small donation to help with the operating expenses there.

I am scheduling this visit for early June so that whatever plants are visible will have leaves again to help provide some contrasting color, and before it gets too hot and they become inactive.

Owing to the potential club interest I am limiting this for now to OVCC Members only. If space permits as we get closer to the event I will consider opening it up (I doubt that will happen).

To allow for better photography we will limit the number of persons inside the enclosures to 10 at a time, and then swap out if there is enough interest. That way you can get photos of wolves without always having people in the shot.

Inside the Enclosures: indicate below if you are going to pay the $20 to enter the enclosures to touch the wolves, or vice versa.  You will need to sign a waiver to enter, and there are strong clothing recommendations.  Wear long pants and a tight-fitting jacket that can get paw muddy, use closed toe shoes or boots, and bring a change of clean  clothes for your ride home.  Remove jewelry, cell phones, or any items you do not need to avoid their loss.  Denim jackets or sweat shirts work well.  Do not wear strong perfumes or cologne (preferably none), and finally, do not bring pets (they won't enjoy it).  CAMERAS INSIDE THE ENCLOSURE - IF IT CAN'T FIT IN YOUR PANT POCKET IT CAN'T GO INTO THE ENCLOSURES.

Carpooling: The Habitat is about 32 miles (40 min) from the I-275/I-74 split so some may want to consider carpooling.  Use the comments area to show your interest in carpooling.

Lunch: Brookville is only 7+ miles from the habitat. Indicate here if you want to do lunch afterwards so I can get a head count.  Join us at the Goldfinch Restaurant (11161 US. Rt. 52) next to the IGA store.  Lunch time for group 2 is 2:00 P.M. at Goldfinch.

Got it?  go back and reread the above so you are fully versed in the details.  Look for late updates as we get closer to the event (I will send out an email to you with any significant changes).

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER: As with all events posted on the OVCC Meetup board, in behalf of you, your family and all your other stakeholders, you understand the risks of such an event and accept entire responsibility and liability for your safety, welfare and losses, as well as those you register, indemnifying and holding OVCC organizers harmless. Your RSVP signifies you agree if you don't, don't participate.

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  • Ed W.

    A very interesting and enjoyable photo op...Thanks! to the organizer(s). Awesome day!! There is no way I'm complaining about a warm sunny day. :-)

    2 · June 10, 2014

    • Josh M.

      Ditto. Good seeing you Ed!

      June 10, 2014

    • Ed W.

      Hey Josh...thx! ...back at ya

      1 · June 10, 2014

  • Steven M R.

    It was nice to see these animals. Unfortunately, it was sort of hot and the wolves were not very active, but I think we knew that going into this. I would do this again, but perhaps at a different time of year and time of day. I do appreciate the group organizing this activity!!

    June 10, 2014

  • Terry S

    I had a great time! Thank you for arranging the event. Amanda, thank you for driving.

    June 8, 2014

    • Amanda P.

      You're welcome Terry. It was very nice to meet you!

      June 8, 2014

  • Ronald

    Good got my daughter, niece & great nephew out all were happy. Not quite as good as 2010 as only P&S in pens Used big stuff on walkway.

    June 8, 2014

  • Sandy G.

    Great time. Enjoyed the experience.

    June 8, 2014

  • James "Aldo" R.

    Beautiful day for a long drive on back roads between Middletown and Brookville. The wolves were beautiful, the staff and volunteers friendly and talkative. Marvelous to see the connection they had with the wolves, especially the one-year-olds... a wolf gazing into the face of the woman who bottle fed her makes for a very different photo op. Wish I'd gotten into the first group - it was cooler in the morning, and the wolves were more active. I'll be going back again next week, weather permitting. I never did meet our host. Did anyone from the second group go for food after the shoot? I came out of the enclosure and looked around, and realized almost everyone else had already left :-(

    June 8, 2014

  • Jane K.

    I had a great time and would like to go again.

    June 8, 2014

  • Karen W.

    Thank you for putting this together. It was awesome. I will definitely visit again.

    June 7, 2014

  • Kathy

    I got in last minute yesterday to get a port put in for my chemo. Hoped I could still make it, but too sore this morning. I am heartbroken. Have fun all.

    June 7, 2014

    • Karen W.

      Kathy, we missed you. Sending the best of thoughts your way.

      June 7, 2014

  • Amy B

    Great event. Nice to have the opportunity to go inside the enclosure and be right next to the wolves.

    June 7, 2014

  • Jason

    Great opportunity to get up close to the wolves.

    June 7, 2014

  • r sharon w.

    family health crisis off to hosp.

    June 7, 2014

    • Rick

      sorry to hear. Hope for best.

      June 7, 2014

  • Amanda P.

    This was a great meetup. Definitely want to make a trip back here in cooler weather. Thanks!

    2 · June 7, 2014

  • Fred H.

    IF YOU LOAD THEM TO #2 BY MISTAKE I WILL MOVE THEM LATER TO THE COMMON PHOTO ALBUM FOR BOTH #1 & #2

    1 · June 7, 2014

  • Fred H.

    SAVE YOUR PHOTOS IN THE SAME ALBUM AS #1, GO TO PHOTOS TO UPLOAD

    June 7, 2014

  • Mary B. T.

    Thanks Fred for this photo opportunity ! It was great. I didn't stay for the lunch because I was so hot. Wonderful time.
    See you all at Maple Knoll

    June 7, 2014

  • Connie

    Wish I could do this; I have church choir obligations for the next two Saturdays. I hope there will be another opportunity.

    June 6, 2014

  • Amanda P.

    I was going to bring my daughter, but now she has to work so I'm droppong my +1.

    June 4, 2014

  • Kathy

    Change lunch to no.

    June 4, 2014

  • Ronald

    I will go in enclosure- so will daughter if I get her signed in, she is an adult. Looked at old shots I took and inside pen best shots. Get close.

    June 3, 2014

    • Fred H.

      I don't know if the same person on a computer can create an account for someone else. Rick Hartigan will need to answer this one. Can you go to the "Members" area and send Rick an email?

      June 3, 2014

  • Ronald

    Been there in 2010 great. Trying to sign my daughter up as new member and go at noon but can't see where she joins?

    June 3, 2014

    • Fred H.

      Ronald, please be aware of the new requirement since 2010 to use only point & shoot cameras that can "fit in your pocket" inside the enclosures. This is for the safety of the wolves.

      June 3, 2014

  • Sharon N.

    Changed from group #2 to group #1

    June 3, 2014

  • Rafael T.

    Looks like I'm signed up for both sessions. I would prefer to go to the earlier one. Anyone in N. Ky want to carpool? I can stay for lunch if preferred. Thanks! Looking forward to this.

    June 1, 2014

    • Fred H.

      Rafael, I removed your name from the second session. In fairness to all you need to be careful about only signing up for a single event next time.

      June 1, 2014

  • Jane K.

    I was just checking out the Wolf Creek website. Can we take photos around the property and inside the tipis?

    May 30, 2014

    • Fred H.

      I called, yes to the grounds and yes to the tee-pee so long as no one is staying in it.

      May 31, 2014

  • Amanda P.

    Jane and I are carpooling. I have a minivan and can accomodate up to 4 more people if anyone else is interested. We are meeting at Tri County in the morning. Not staying for lunch.

    May 23, 2014

    • Amanda P.

      Yes Terry, we have room. I'll email you this evening.

      May 29, 2014

    • Terry S

      Thank you!

      May 29, 2014

  • Jane K.

    I have a ride with Amanda. Thanks for checking.

    May 28, 2014

  • Jane K.

    I would like to go if I can carpool. I live near the Tri County mall otherwise I will have to pass.

    May 22, 2014

    • Fred H.

      Anyone able to carpool with Jane from that area?

      May 27, 2014

    • Fred H.

      NM, seeing the discussion above

      May 27, 2014

  • Jane K.

    I will not be doing lunch.

    May 24, 2014

  • Jane K.

    Amanda, I can meet you anywhere that it will be convenient for you. What time and exactly where shall we meet?

    May 22, 2014

    • Amanda P.

      Got your email, sent my info back.

      May 23, 2014

  • Amy M. F.

    Count me in for going into the enclosure!!!

    May 23, 2014

  • Sandy G.

    Ruck, May I bring my step father? Not a photographer. Just visiting from out of town and he would like the opportunity.

    May 22, 2014

  • Jane K.

    Amanda, that would be great! Where do we meet & at what time?

    May 22, 2014

  • Jane K.

    I would like to carpool with someone for the noon shoot. I live near the Tri County Mall.

    1 · May 11, 2014

    • Amanda P.

      Jane, I can carpool if you're not interested in lunch. I have to drive right by Tri-County, but I have to get back as soon as we're done.

      May 11, 2014

    • Jane K.

      Sorry I took so long to respond. Where would we meet and when?

      May 22, 2014

  • paul b.

    I made it off the wait list for the 10:00 AM shoot, so I am going to switch. The earlier time works better for me. Now someone can jump into my 12:00 noon spot.

    May 20, 2014

  • Max K.

    Yes to enclosure, lunch and can carry 3 more in my car if I make it from the waiting list

    May 12, 2014

  • Marcella B.

    Yes to going into the enclosure no on lunch

    April 14, 2014

  • Mary N.

    I want to go in the inclosure.

    April 11, 2014

  • Tracey A.

    Tried to add a plus one but unable via phone we r both in on $20 donation. Please advise why i couldnt add a plus 1.

    April 8, 2014

    • Kathy

      It's limited to OVCC members.

      April 10, 2014

    • Tracey A.

      Thanks

      April 10, 2014

  • Kathy

    Yes to lunch and $20 for going into the enclosure.

    April 10, 2014

  • Amanda P.

    Yes to enclosure. Can't do lunch, gotta go home and finish packing for vaca. Open to carpooling-coming from West Chester.

    April 9, 2014

  • Deb P

    I'm pretty sure that I want to go into the enclosure and OK with $20 donation. I'm not sure about lunch yet.

    April 9, 2014

  • Rafael T.

    Anyone interested in carpooling from N.Ky, please let me know. I can use my van and fit up to 5 comfortably. Really looking forward to this.

    April 6, 2014

  • Donna B.

    I originally signed up for the earlier session but I want to switch to the noon session. I would love to go into the enclosure. Not sure about lunch or carpooling at this time.

    April 6, 2014

  • Greg H.

    Yes to enclosure and lunch. I am driving from Finneytown if anyone would like a ride.

    April 6, 2014

  • paul b.

    I forgot to mention it on my earlier post; please count me in for going into the enclosure. I'm in for the $20.00. Not sure if there are lunch plans for the noon session, but if there are, I'm in.

    April 5, 2014

  • Natalie

    $20 yes, no on lunch after the event. Thanks!

    April 5, 2014

  • Sharon N.

    Also in for $20 and lunch.

    April 5, 2014

  • Josh M.

    In for $20 and lunch.

    April 5, 2014

  • Duncan

    I plan to pay the $20 and lunch. Not sure on the car pooling at this time.

    April 5, 2014

  • Sarah O.

    After more careful consideration I probably will not go into the enclosure, but will still make a donation and go to lunch.

    April 5, 2014

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