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Old 01-28-2012, 09:32 AM
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wolf help

first post, luv this site been on for about a year.me and wife heading west to idaho in a few weeks. try to get a crack at one of these wolfs.we are both avid shooters up to 1000yds. we shoot up to this range on family farm . she will be using a 243 wssm by d-tech 105 amaxs.leupold 3.5 -10-50. should i take a 6x 47 lapua, or 300 ultra mag, how tough are they longer ranges ? ive seen these eastern coyotes amaze me how well they absorb a 107 sierra . also any pointers where to start in the state we have a full week. i am a avid coyote hunter and average 20 a year in southern indiana, worked for are local council to kill coyotes on school grounds.plenty of references,would not be traveling 1400 plus miles one way if i wasnt serious.any help knowledge would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-28-2012, 09:49 AM
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Re: wolf help

If you are serious I know where a pac was at last spring near fairfield about 2 hours east of boise. We had a cople of sightings but were never able to get one. Called them had them answer another guy camped next to us and we told him he went in and got them to howl as well but they would not come out.
Pm me if you are serious and Ill give you the exact location. Good camping near by
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:50 AM
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Wish you much luck. I'd bring the 300, but there are those that prefer shoot and release.
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:31 PM
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Re: wolf help

300 ultra it is. Any other suggestions or pointers would appreciated.
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:48 PM
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I have no personal experience but I hear coyote / pup distress works well on wolves.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:18 PM
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I was hunting the Fairfield area a week ago and had a hard time getting around due to the snow they had just received. A few suggestions, 1st, check on Idaho Game & Fish site and see if the quota hasnt been filled for Southern Mountains unit. Two wolves left last I checked. 2nd, because of the snow, either bring a snow machine or have a line on one when you get there. Fairfield had a couple of feet and farther north, Stanley had three feet. We had a lead on some coming in on livestock but couldnt get to them. 3rd, be willing to ask the locals on where to locate some. Most are helpful. Just respect their property. Alot of private land in that area. My thoughts on a rifle round. I use a 6mm with a 55 gr NBT on coyotes out here in the west. I figure a wolf is a bigger coyote so I took a 25.06 with a 100 gr NBT bullet to shoot the wolf. Didnt get the chance this time but going back next week. Hope this helps, Good hunting!
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:59 AM
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Re: wolf help

When I shot mine in the 2009 season the head wolf guy at fish and game said the highest concentration in the state was in the south fork of the Payette R. drainage from Lowman up stream. That might have changed in 2 years but there are still a ton of wolves up there and the quota didn't fill in the first season and I doubt it will this time due to the difficult terrain. I heard them two mornings in a row in Nov. while elk hunting and saw numerous fresh tracks.
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