[QUOTE=ol mike;161756]Hey Buffalobob ,
Just want to say i saw a red wolf in texas around 1978 -somewhere south of texarcana .
It ran across the road in front of me early in the morning -when you see a wolf you know it ! People said ' it was probably a big coyote =nope it was a wolf w/a very reddish rusty colored coat.And had the wolf gate and run to.
I feel fortunate to have seen it.
I saw some wolf tracks in the sw idaho desert over the weekend -i'll post a picture when i get more time.
In May there were coyote tracks everywhere -now there is no sign of a coyote -no tracks or scat.
I camped out friday night and rolled out saturday morning well before daylight and hiked to a rocky canyon about 1.5 miles away.
I got to the spot before daylight and sat on a big hillside waiting for it to get light enough to see through my scope.
I let a long mid-tone howl go and heard some strange sounds down in the sage [300ish yds] a little to my left ,it was a small herd of 7 wild horses.
I gave it 3-4 minutes and howled again -no distant coyote responses -no nothing just the horses staring at me and stirring around a bit.
I did this 4 times then howled w/ another howler in another direction ,then added some fawn bawls w/ 3-4 minutes between calling series.
I heard the horses start making a ruckus big-time the stallion started running in small zig-zag patterns in front of the mares ,then the mares stood almost shoulder to shoulder and the only colt stood facing backwards -backed up between the mares.
All the horses stared down a ravine and acted wild making snorting sounds and stomping their feet.The stallion was running over sagebrush and making sounds like i've never heard a horse make =loud.
He was slinging his head blowing ,rearing his front feet up 3' and stomping the ground and a big mare came out and started doing about the same thing.
I looked the same direction they were looking w/ my little zeiss binos but never saw a thing ,i'd give 3-4 second fawn bawls only ,but still saw nothing.
After the horses settled down - i slipped over the hill for a look-still nothing.
When i walked down into the bottom where the horses were looking i found fresh wolf tracks.
It had stayed in the ravine then slipped out , i couldn't figure out if it had come up to the top and looked for the sound or not.But there was one spot where the tracks were pointed in every direction ,i think the 700lb stud scared him off.
The wolf would have been 200yds from the horses and maybe 250yds from me.
Might have been one big-ass yote !
Picture of track w/ 25-06 round.