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Wolfies moving in on the land

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by WTBguns10kOK, Apr 17, 2013.

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  1. WTBguns10kOK

    WTBguns10kOK Member

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    So it snowed again this week, had gone out the previous week to start to get in shape and saw a set of wolf tracks, I think. Went out on day two of bear season this week and now a small pack of 4 wolfies had gone through not 24 hours, I'd guess, before me. Never had seen wolfie tracks in previous years...any unconventional advice for wolfie hunting public land, on the more dense vegetation side of things? Hope they actually have a season this year...

    The other pic is a random pronghorn from last fall that I was told is a good sized one....on private land of course.

    Bored and waiting for some snow to melt and bears to feed.

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  2. Patocazador

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    They had hunting seasons for wolves in Idaho, Montana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and maybe Wyoming this last year. I'm not sure about Wyo. because the feds were messing with them.
    You don't say what state you live in but if it's California, just forget about hunting them legally.
     
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    Nice buck antelope ! That one would be a dandy wall hanger, plus they chew up pretty good too.
     
  4. buck460XVR

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    Same here. Went turkey hunting last week in the snow and saw more wolf tracks than turkey.
     
  5. 25cschaefer

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    Unconventional advise; drink Bud Light, pee, and toss your cans in the woods.

    I hate people who litter and despise folks that get drunk while handling firearms but; a couple of years ago when I was hunting on public land in MT I across one of those giant 24oz cans of Bud Light that had been ripped to shreds by a pack of wolves. The can was about 20yds from the gate at a walk in area and was only there for a maximum of 3 hours. I had walked in, no can, walked around and on the way back I cut some people tracks and wolf tracks. The "hunters" had walked in about 1/4 mile, peed, and turned around. There were wolf tracks all around where they had peed and the pack followed their tracks right back to the can where it looked like the pack had a battle royale over the hick backwash.
     
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    If they were really fresh, you could have howl'd them in, easily.
    I only see thee sets of tracks, but yer first picture didnt load. Look like small ones, yearling or such. The one that moved off the trail was picking up speed , but the other two seem calm enough.

    Wolfing is fun and profitable.
     
  7. WTBguns10kOK

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    Interesting about the beer thing...thanks for the story.

    Ya, that pic does show only 3, my bad...one kept going off the trail for like 10-20 yards at a time and then back on. They had traveled from way out, and down in towards the trailhead/main road. I stopped hiking at a few miles out, that day, but they exclusively followed the human trail for longer than anything I had seen before...even moose, mountain lion, etc.
     
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    My dog likes beer, I imagine that wolves would too. However, they probably prefer a nice week-old calf .. or any size sheep.
     
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    Ya but, you can't carry a calf in your pocket and it is really hard to get drunk off a sheep; believe me.
     
  10. DM~

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    What the heck is a "wolfie"??

    Isn't that one of the characters on a Star Wars movie??? lol

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  11. Art Eatman

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    Some folks think of wolves as a furry version of Jabba The Hutt.
     
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    I think of them as a furry version of Jeffrey Dahmer. :(
     
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    Wolfie was Motzart's nick name...~~LOL!!~~

    Any trail is an easy walk, for any animal, where the feet and eys can do their things with out pokes or obstruction, as well as following scent.

    Young Wolves are very very curious, and will come to a snowmachine , if they have never seen one before, to their Doom......and in times of deep snow, comming up on a Wolf or a Moose or a Caribou herd useing the hard packed and easy walking snow machine trails we have connecting villages, suprise can happen to both partys, and quickly at 40 MPH.

    A couple weeks back, in a heavy snow and foggy day, useing ech willow wand "Stake" that we use to mark village to village trails with, to get down the trail seeing one or two at a time, basicly stak to stake...... the going was sorta slow and being early mornig, very hard to see..........as I got off a lake and rode up some snowmacine trail hard pack snow between willows, I litterally drove into a bedded down herd of Caribou of about 200 animals, and came to a quick halt whilst as a giant blob, they litterally ran past and around me 5 feet away, quite confused (I had my light blocked off) and dissapeard into the haze and swirling snow storm in seconds, grunting and pounding away. 10 second later while I sat down to start my ride back up a shadow on the tundra ahead was suddenly getting darker and a 6 foot long Arctic Grey Wolf ran first almost at me, but gently swerved aside past me about 20 feet away at about 40 mph and silent as could be, dissapearing in about 3 seconds into the swirl hunting them Caribou when I wouldnt ~~LOL!!~~.....that was way cool, I wish I had a GOPRO stuck to my head.
     
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    Do tell....
     
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