Re: How to hunt wolves?
Wolf hunting depends on a number of factors.
1. Have your wolves had much human contact. Wolves are very smart and instinctive animals.
2. Are you hunting wolves over snow?
3. Is the terrain open or tight?
4. Is there a constant wind and at what velocity?
5. In remote areas where there is little human contact calling can be effective.
6. Blinds built with bait stations at greater than 200 yards is most effective.
If you want a wolf you cnat shoot ravens, crows, and coyotes off this bait.
Drive in a 4' pipe or piece of rebar leaving a foot exposed in the ground at
the bait site. This is to be used as a anchor post. Now get pig, cow, sheep
carcuses. Use a 4-5 foot piece of wire with a loop on the the end not affixed
to the carcus to drop over the anchor post. Use a four wheeler or snow
machine to drag the carcus to the bait sight from the back of a trailer or
truck. Don't get off the 4 wheeler or snow machine. wear gloves handling
the wire. Keep the carcus clean of human scent as possible. I ususally am
hunting off of the main roads or cut lines. Ususally the first day or two after
a bait is set. I drag a carcus up and down the road or cut lines past the
sight where I off load the trailer or truck taking the carcus to the a bait site.
Wolves walk the road looking for carrion, they cross the roads I try to put my
bait sets where I can obsever them from a half a mile or so with a spotting
scope. I drive the hunter to the blind and drop him off and pick him up.
Wolves can't count riders and think the coast is clear after the motor vehicle.
is gone. The blind is heated andequiped with a five gallon bucket to crap in
and bottles to pee in. It is stocked with food and beverages. Wolf hunting is
a all day event. I have game cameras set up on the bait site the establish
what and when the bait strikes are. I have multiple wolf sets and never hunt
the same bait set more than two days in row. If you have a miss or wolf kill
at a site you may never see another wolf at that site again. They know and
learn hunter 101. I have shot multiple wolves at one setting (rarely). Have an
adequate gun for a wolf at 200-300 yards with enough scope. I have killed wolves with a 243Win with 90 grain bullets but feel a 260Rem, 270, 6.5, 7mm,
up to a 30 caliber magnum is better. Wolf hunting and bear hunting are two
types of hunting that having a good outfitter is a price well paid. I like to have baits set up at least a month before hunting season begins.