Re: Washington Wolf plan
Harper- I am with You, No reason for SSS, Just Gut shoot in warm weather as the fur is no good, let them run and die, too much bother to dig and bury also. Other wolves and coyotes and other game will just dig them up also. Predator carcasses make GREAT Predator bait!!! Ive got friends in MT, MN, WI that all have wolf problems in their Hunting areas that do the same. In mid to late winter when the fur is good, try to harvest them for the fur when legal. Here in Idaho this past year we had many that had poor fur and Mange, heard it also from several Fur Buyers from WA, ID and MT. The wet areas we have in the Inland NW do not develop good fur compared to the Colder regions, fur is less valuable here in the market. Too high a population develops and spreads mange fast. We have reached that level in some areas. By the way Ive recently seen coyotes grouping together and taking down adult deer. I have a few buddies that have also. We have shot a few of those Yotes while doing a hamstring job on deer. Some of this happened within 65 yards of a house.