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Old 12-05-2011, 08:47 PM   #1
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Default Wolfs are getting bigger and more aggresive it seems

Might want to rethink what you're going to carrying while hunting or hiking. Received the following from another hunter. See picture at end.
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This may interest you. I talked with this young lady yesterday afternoon. This is what she told me:
She had been bow hunting using a cow call near Headquarters, Idaho.
She changed her position and was crossing an open meadow when the wolf appeared at the edge.
It saw her and the wind was blowing directly from her to the wolf.
She raised her arms and waved them to catch it's attention, it came straight for her.
The bow was dropped and the S&W M-29 44 Magnum was deployed.
She made the 1st shot at about 10 feet, hitting it above the left eye.
It dropped and changed direction, trying to get away after the shot.
She shot it again in the lungs, then a 3rd time in the neck.
It took two men to lift it into the pick-up.

She's a tall woman, about 5' 11" and pretty tough. She hunts bear and cougar with hounds - her own hounds!
Her husband is a long range shooter and is adept at making 600 plus yard shots.
The lady, however, is the one who busts the brush with bow or rifle.
The wolf's size comes into perspective when you compare her size to it.

Another report was received this week was from Tim Johnson of Fishhawk Guides in Clarkston, the fellow who donates fishing trips to our Elmer Keith Shoots each year.
He reports: "One of my Idaho Outfitter friends hunted a group of out-of-state elk archery hunters from the Great Lakes region last week and they called in a pack of 17 wolves by cow calling.
None of the hunters had a sidearm or wolf tag and it was a very traumatic experience as the wolves surrounded the hunters!
All hunters went home early very disturbed claiming these wolves are very different from the Great Lakes wolves as they claimed these Idaho wolves actually "Hunt" you and were not afraid!"

Outdoor adventures have definitely taken on new dimensions of excitement.
Anyone for berry picking without a sidearm?

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Old 12-05-2011, 08:59 PM   #2
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Thats a big un!

Yep, time for an open wolf season for sure.

It wont take long for the Great Lakes wolves to get like this. The great lakes wolves are but a decade behind in the reintroduction scheme.

My grand dad told of when he was a kid, (N.W. yooper) wolves stalking him out of the woods (on more than one occasion) in the evening after deer hunting. Told of dragging pines boughs behind to keep them from getting to his heels and hamstringing him. Also told of spending one very cold night in a tree with a pack circling beneath the tree they treed him in.

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Thats a big un!

Yep, time for an open wolf season for sure.

It wont take long for the Great Lakes wolves to get like this. The great lakes wolves are but a decade behind in the reintroduction scheme.

My grand dad told of when he was a kid, (N.W. yooper) wolves stalking him out of the woods (on more than one occasion) in the evening after deer hunting. Told of dragging pines boughs behind to keep them from getting to his heels and hamstringing him. Also told of spending one very cold night in a tree with a pack circling beneath the tree they treed him in.
seems scary but at the same time how cool would that have been. scary and cool. thats what life is about.
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damn things should have been exterminated. gello thinks bears are bad but its wolves that are truly evil and have no redeeming qualities. everytime i see a save the wolf wisconsin license plate i think perhaps those people should go out and hand feed a wild wolf first... then they can decide whether to donate to bringing back an extremely destructive and dangerous species.

there is something to be said for extinction.

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seems scary but at the same time how cool would that have been. scary and cool. thats what life is about.
Yeah, nothing quite makes one feel "alive" like facing down an apex predator and calmly dispatching it.

Its a wonder she isnt getting a life sentence for that.
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Jon I have to respectfully disagree. I don't think any wild animal should be exterminated, except maybe spiders.

The reason why, is because we climbed to the top of the food chain using stones and spears.

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damn things should have been exterminated. gello thinks bears are bad but its wolves that are truly evil and have no redeeming qualities. everytime i see a save the wolf wisconsin license plate i think perhaps those people should go out and hand feed a wild wolf first... then they can decide whether to donate to bringing back an extremely destructive and dangerous species.

there is something to be said for extinction.
The neighbor to the property in dah Yooper was instrumental in the re-introduction of the wolf in MI. He was at one time the chief director of the Hiawatha national forest....

anywho, at one time i was VERY much in favor of the reintroduction.

Now i see the decimation of the deer herd and not such a fan anymore. Between the wolves and the (non existent) cougar, deer hunting pretty much SUCKS hind tit up there these days!
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Jon I have to respectfully disagree. I don't think any wild animal should be exterminated, except maybe spiders.

The reason why, is because we climbed to the top of the food chain using stones and spears.
I like spiders and snakes more than i like skeeters and rats!!
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I hate spiders. Nothing needs that many legs. Not to mention the fact that they get in your clothes, blankets and shoes and such.
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I hate spiders. Nothing needs that many legs. Not to mention the fact that they get in your clothes, blankets and shoes and such.
besides, i LOVE the artwork created with the morning sun shining on the heavy dew on a spider web.

Spiders are KEWL critters.
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