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Unread 02-23-2008, 08:06 PM
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My dad has called a few in while coyote hunting in northern wisconsin. You see a lot less deer running around these days... I read in the Antigo news paper about one cornering a guy in some of his logging equipment, after stalking him for about a mile!
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Unread 02-23-2008, 10:25 PM
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about 8 years ago I hunted the middle fork of the clearwater area in ID with some guys who had hunted the same camp for 30 years and killed a lot of nice elk. When we hunted in there, the wolves had been in the area for two years. We didn't even see any elk or hear any bugles the 10 days we were in there. The guys I was with couldn't believe it. When we came out, we ran into an outfitter. He said that in the last winter he was in that area cat hunting and personally witnessed a pack of 12 wolves trap a heard of 23 elk in the middle of the clearwater river. He said that he came back everyday for the next week and the wolves just kept the elk in the river until they were so weak that they could hardly stand up. Then the wolves let the elk out of the river and proceeded to kill everyone. He said the wolves only completely comsumed about 1/3 of the elk they killed and just left the rest. Needles to say this outfitter had a very sour taste in his mouth for wolves. I can't blame him after our hunting trip were the only thing that came in to our elk calling was a pack of wolves. I agree, they are overgrown coyotes!
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Unread 02-26-2008, 01:52 AM
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like the local Game Warden said, "Shoot low" LOL

he is for their removal !
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Unread 02-26-2008, 11:59 PM
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#$%^#n wolfs!

I"m from Libby MT and the wolf population has tripled in the last 2 years. I hunt mountain lions in the winter and if you know anything about lion hunting its 90% looking for tracks and 10% in the chase so you get to cover a lot of country in the course of a season. There has not been a place yet that I have not found wolf tracks. Units 100,103 and 104. Over the past 20 years there is one drainage that typically wintered 15 - 30+ moose. Now it is down to just a couple and that's just one instance.The wolves are completely desecrating the deer, elk, and moose herds where i hunt in Lincoln county. I used to hunt a area in Idaho, and in the last couple years, the wolves have wiped out the elk. That means no sheds, no tracks, and no calves. Needless to say I no longer hunt for sheds or apply for tags in that unit in Idaho. I guess that is what I have to look forward to here in Montana. I've hunted for sixteen years here in Montana with an equal balance of man and elk, but that scale is tipping. Just A hunters perspective on wolfs.
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Unread 02-27-2008, 10:15 AM
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I hear ya. In one month here in WY. We can shoot wolves as a Predator out of the protected area near Yellowstone...


We are seeing them here in the Big Horns, out in the flat lands, and on the Powder River Breaks....
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Unread 02-27-2008, 11:40 AM
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Don't be suprised if some how the opening of wolf season is delayed because the anti's tie it up in court. They have way too much invested to "just let it happen".

Also from what I have herd, the season will be a quota based hunt. This is fine, and works well to get the numbers harvested that are wanted, but the small number that will be set as a quota is nothing more than a way to keep the sportsman happy. IMO it makes many of us think that we are getting another sporting opportunity, when in the end we will be replaced by the wolf as the system for regulating game populations.

We all talk about our heritage to hunt. The fact is, the only reason we are allowed to hunt, is to regulate game populations. We don't hunt because we have a right to.

This is and always has been the goal of wolf reintroduction, take away the need for humans to harvest game. Sport hunting on public lands will be gone. Then we can all pay big money to hunt behind high fences.

Thanks to us, the sportsman, wolves are multiplying at very high rates. What I mean is that because of our hard work in wildlife conservation ( we are the true conservationist) game numbers are high. Lots of food source means lots of preditor. Holds true in all preditor/prey populations. "They" want a balance, and I do not believe that we are part the master plan.
When we are not needed to regulate game populations, then there is one less reason that we need to own guns.

Unlike other preditors, wolves don't quit hunting because they are full. The more full they are, the less they eat of each kill, taking only the prime parts of the prey. i.e. The organs and hams. This is why in areas of high game populations the typical wolf kill looks like the pics of the elk in Libby.

Sorry for going so long, and so negative.

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Unread 02-27-2008, 08:57 PM
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When ya shoot one make sure you get a good hit. If you are not sure if you got a good hit then shoot another one to make sure you help out the quota.
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