A Brief History of Wolf Corner
Wolf Corner is a former wolf hunting area in Harris County, Texas. It was originally located at the intersection of FM 529 and FM 1960. Today, the area is heavily developed and the area has been swallowed up by the Houston suburbs.
Wolf Corner started as a hobby by local rancher Charles Hans Grisbee. In the 1950s and 1960s, Grisbee would hang dead wolves at the location. He hung about a dozen wolves at a time.
In the 1970s, the county stopped paying bounty for wolves. They believed that the practice made it more difficult for other wolves to survive.
The property at Wolf Corner has since been sold and developed into several residential neighborhoods. A strip shopping center has also been built on the property. There are a number of historic buildings on the property. One of them is the former home of the wolf hunter, Charles Grisbee.
During the 1960s, the local community visited Wolf Corner to see the wolves. They thought it was a good place to learn about wolves.
Wolf Corner was eventually abandoned. However, the Grisbee family continued to hunt wolves as a hobby. This led to the area becoming an attraction for the citizens of Houston.
By the 1980s, red wolves were scarce in the Houston area. At that time, the community of Cypress, a suburb of Houston, had started to develop. Leonard Coursey, who had lived in the area for 40 years, heard coyotes baying in the night.