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Jim Dutcher - Author

Jim Dutcher

Jim Dutcher is an Emmy Award–winning cinematographer and filmmaker. His work includes the National Geographic special A Rocky Mountain Beaver Pond, and ABC World of Discovery’s two highest-rated films, Cougar: Ghost of the Rockies and Wolf: Return of a Legend.

Together, Jim and his wife, Jamie, created the Discovery Channel’s most successful wildlife documentary: Wolves at Our Door. Their most recent film, Living with Wolves, was produced by the Discovery Channel and continues the story of the Sawtooth wolf pack that became a part of their lives. Through their films, books, and numerous events and media appearances, the Dutchers have inadvertently become lightning rods for one of the most hotly debated environmental issues in North America today.

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