Originally Posted by RH300UM
We did contact the local biologist. He was helpful. Just looking for as much info as we can get.
When I shot my wolf in 2009 the head wolf guy at fish and game told me the highest concentration in the state was in the S. Fork of Payette River drainage. That very well could of changed by now because he also told me that even without hunting the wolves were eating elk faster than they could reproduce. That is why they made the general muzzleloader tags in to draws and have a quota on the general rifle tags. I have heard them a lot of times and seen a few in that country but they are hard to see from a long ways off because of the amount of timber and the roughness of the terrain combined with very few roads or trails. You can call them now and that may not be a bad idea especially in that country. We are suppose to get 6-12" of snow Wed. through Thursday so the elk will be coming down and the wolves will be right on there heels. One other thing the wolf biologist said was that the wolves are typically on about a 7 day cycle. Meaning every 7 days or so they come through certain areas.
BTW I was up with a friend looking for elk last week for the muzzleloader hunt and saw a bunch of fresh wolf tracks and no elk or elk tracks. I'll probably take a call this time myself. Just remember that despite the largest quota in the state the S. FK. of the Payette area didn't come close to filling the quota the in last season.