I remember driving though the Big Hole and counting 12 or better moose from the highway but I drive through now and in the past six years I have seen 3 from the highway total and I drive it a couple times a month sometimes more. All wolf related. The FWp hammered the Battle Field pack and the pack at the Grasshopper end but they are still out of control. FWP wouldn't dare give a citation for killing a wolf in this valley!!
We had six answer and come to a coyote call a few weeks ago but we figure they were nearly two miles out and wouldn't make it into range before we lost light, we went back the next day and by the tracks they came all the way in and walked all over where we were sitting.
I've almost got them patterned well enough to find them on any given day, I need to find a howler that is mouth blown to at least try to stay legal though.
Wolf hunters need to get educated on how to deal with parasites also. They found the parasites they carry in the elk and moose population this year in MT and it can be easily passed to humans. My boss is a ranch/vet and when he looked at and investigated this his words were " it makes Brucelosis a none event", this could have extreme implications to the western economy which is based on beef.
Check out this link, a lot of good info.Home
I have a buddy on the MT hall of shame
He claims it as a badge of honor!!
SSS, no longer shoot shovel shutup but SSS, shoot shoot shoot!!
I know if you explain that you are a long range wolf hunter it would get you hunting privileges on any ranch in SW MT.