Originally Posted by Engineering101
Most of the grizzly are in the NE part of the state where I grew up hunting and that is where I saw the wolves I mentioned however the grizzly I saw was about a mile south of Indian Tom creek/corral in the Blue Mountains. It was waddling down a wide open hill side in the middle of the day - by far the prettiest bear I've ever seen. Golden blonde with a raccoon black mask. You don't expect to run across a grizzly in that part of the country but the fact that it was huge (600 pounds kind of huge) and the hump sort of gave me the clue as to what I was looking at. I was maybe 300 yards away and I was using 15X binos. It took a couple of minutes for it to get back out of sight in the draw at the bottom of the hillside. That they have spread now clear to Oregon is what is disturbing.
Where did you see the wolf? I'll be sure not to hunt there.
Down in the Blues, huh? I hadn't heard of them being there. Must've come over from ID? We've got them up by Mt. Baker--multiple sightings. One by an acquaintance that's had enough training and enough time in AK to know bears that I am confident in what they saw. We've got 'em coming over the CA border up here.
The wolf was part of the Teanaway Pack which is situated just north of I-90 by Cle Elum. There are alot more than that of course:
Washington Wolf Packs | Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
...just the ones they want us to know about. There's been wolf sighting down around Mt. Adams as well. It'll be interesting to see what all the clueless Seattlites that think wolves are such a great thing start having troubles around Seattle like they are having with wolves not too far from Paris, France right now:
Wolves Approach Paris as Farmers Cry Foul Over Protected Species - Bloomberg
Sounds somewhat familiar to what many ranchers are dealing with over here...
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