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Idaho bags its first wolf

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Grizfire, Sep 1, 2009.

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  1. Grizfire

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    Well wolf hunting in Idaho got under way today since judge Molloy of Missoula has not made a decision yet on stopping it. It didn't take long to bag one...

    http://www.missoulian.com/news/local/article_14e17656-9748-11de-80d8-001cc4c03286.html

    I'm maybe a little surprise the first wolf was taken in the lochsa region, I was figuring the more open country down south...

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  2. ArmedBear

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    Funny thing is, native wolves WEREN'T eradicated from Idaho by humans.

    These introduced wolves did it.

    Why the obsession with wolves? They're not the only thing that humans have displaced.

    Why not also reintroduce millions of bison -- they also give wolves something to eat. The "Earthjustice" offices would be a good place to start the reintroduction.
     
  3. IdahoLT1

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    A hunter from Emmett killed one at Bull trout lake near stanley. He had his tag but came out of his tent to see one molesting/harrassing his horse, so he shot it. Too bad his tag was used for that. In Idaho, its legal to shoot a wolf thats harrassing livestock or domestic animals.

    Funny thing about reintroduction of animals ArmedB is that Grizzly Bears used to have territory well into California. Its on the State flag for crying out loud.
     
  4. IdahoLT1

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    And the hunter who got the first one used a coyote call but made it to sound like it was injured. He said the wolf came to him very fast where he shot it at 25yds.
     
  5. caribou

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    I LOVE to shoot Wolves :D

    I just love the big furry $$$ makers and shoot every one I can for fun and profit, and often, in winter, their dead skins hang about my hood. :D

    Wolves eat Coyotes, and an injured one is an easy meal.

    Some Brown Bears in LA would make it interesting, as I saw way too many crackheads and homless there......Ahhhhhh, Paradise...it was so scary, I came back to the Tundra, where its safe with Wolves and Bears....screw LA.

    I, too, heard Wolves werent killed off in Idaho by people, they were just too cuddly to hunt........ it was ciggeretts......:rolleyes:
     
  6. Grizfire

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    Hey Caribou, ever tried wolf jerky? Suppose you could teach us southern, continental US folk a thing or two about wolf huntin'.
     
  7. jim in Anchorage

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    Taxed to pay for their health care, of course.:evil:
     
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  8. caribou

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    LOL!!
    They say, 'round here at least, if you have to eat wolf, you will always be hungry......it takes a starving guy to dine on such, even in this Artic land, familiar with starvations.


    I howl 'em in.
    Owoooooooooooooooooooooo...........Owooooooooooooooooooooooo....Ow , Ow owooooooooooooooooooooooooo.......... Yep, just as loud as I can.

    Get comfy in a willow thicket and let loose every 5 minutes with your best Lon Chaney immataion, and see who howls back and comes in to see who in their territory.
    I also spot them in areas where the Caribou are feeding, and those guys wont move much , unless somethings bugging them. I watch and see what that something is and then go get it.
    Kill 'em all :D
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    Fur, guys, fur. No meal there, but I'll tell you, its not an easy animal to skin when frozen, but when I do score, I try and skin them quickly, and only take home the skin, sometimes the skull.
    Here is what happens when you just pile 'em on the sled....Blood all over all of em below....ughhhhhhhhh:rolleyes:
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  9. cheff

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    Bull trout lake... man that brings memories. There is a small lake close to there called Martin lake, I caught my first trout and many more after that there. My daughter caught her first and many more there.......

    I can believe this wolf was shot there. Man I would have liked to have seen that. Hope the hunt is still going next year, I just might head up there and give it a try while fishing :)
     
  10. IdahoLT1

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    Another was called in earlier this morning, totaling 3 on opening day. The state requires 24hour notification to F&G and 5 days to show hide and skull.
     
  11. Grizfire

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    Here is a pic of the first wolf, same as in article...

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  12. caribou

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    Puppy.:D

    Too bad its fur isnt full up......Mid winter pelts are magnificent, but hey, get what you can, when you can, eh?:)
    Ive caught Wolves so big, I had to tie he head into the sled so I could lift the rest of the body in. Heavy, floppy and not much to grab when they're fat.
    Call in the Pack, anf the Lead Wolves will either be first (If they are in "Kill" mode) or last, as the young ones will get curious and will just have to have a look see.
    We call 'em "Young 'n' dumb".....evn had some run across the vally to my snowgo's headlights, before realizing I was hunting them, and then it was just too late.....:evil:
     
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    AWWWWWW! It looks so cute all cuddled up with your backpack and rifle there, and I can see how much you love it by the hug.

    You should immediately apply for PETA membership with your photo's to exhibit your love for animals! ;)
     
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    I am glad to see the saw tooth mtn's are open, I elk hunted there in 05 and there were plenty of wolves then just no leagle way to take a shot at one. My guide said they could be called in with an elk calf call or just cow chirps. I would like to buy that judge a beer for growing a pair and not bending over for the domestic terroist groups known as PETA/ALF/WWF!!! I know the wolves are comming to oregon there is just no way to stop them I just wonder if we will ever have a chance to hunt them.
     
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    They're good lookin' animals. Anything that looks like a doggy I tend to feel kinda bad for hunting wise. But I'd still shoot one.
     
  16. ArmedBear

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    They should never have been released here in the first place.

    Idaho HAD indigenous wolves, but they were smaller and less aggressive. These wolves imported from Canada wiped out actual endangered American wolves.

    Humans are a perfectly fine apex predator, if there were concerns about an excess elk population. Elk is good food, for those without much money, and for those with plenty of cash to spend on outfitters and guides here in Idaho.

    Personally, I think these are beautiful animals, and it's a crying shame that they need to be shot. But they do need to be. their population does need to be brought under control. They should have been left in Canada.
     
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    I'm all in favor of reintroducing griz to California. As well as giant boar and black bear to the British Isles--the home of PETA and the RSPCA.

    I wonder if they'd even get that much fur in Idaho. Unless it gets truly cold I doubt they'd need it.
     
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  18. IdahoLT1

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    ive felt -25F before in boise(in my short life) and the southwestern part of idaho is warm compared to the central part.
     
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    I would love to hunt Wolves but don't see it coming to Western Oregon soon.
     
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    I think we should rescue those poor polar bears who are doing so much swimming these days because it is so hot up thar in the big north country and put them in Washington D.C.

    There's plenty of dumbass there that they could feed on!
     
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    Im in southeast Idaho where there arent supposed to be any wolves yet. Well, I saw one a year ago. It was so big I thought it was a deer at first. It was runnign along the road and once I drove up close enough to see it, it took off down a clearing. It was amazing how big and beautiful it was. If I get one this year (I won't) I am going to have it mounted.
     
  22. ArmedBear

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    If they don't exist, you don't need a tag.:D
     
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    "As well as giant boar and black bear to the British Isles "

    Would you settle for "Werewolves in London!"???
     
  24. IdahoLT1

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    A little more than a month into the hunts and we are 52 wolves harvested out of 220. The endo of the season is Dec 31 in some zones and March 31 in the remaining zones. as of now, 220 looks do-able. Keep 'em coming guys
     
  25. ArmedBear

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    I have to grab a tag. Who knows, I might see one.

    I think I saw one north of Eagle, but it was on private land and gone fast. Surprised to see it close to town, but if it wasn't a wolf, it was one hell of a big, stocky coyote.
     
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