I find the same here in wisconsin. I hunt public land here and where I find the deer, I also find the wolves. Maybe I should just be looking for wolves? Our great lakes wolves aren't as big as your rocky mountain wolves, but I don't ever feel like being a main course so, I pack Mr. 44 with me.
That's great advice. Getting back to camp in the dark is nothing out of the ordinary back here either. The only problem I have is I'm not able to scout in the field for elk for obvious reasons. What I've been doing a lot of lately is aerial scouting on geocomunicator
I love this site! As a forester here I have a decent GIS background and this site kicks ass! I can look at topo maps and aerial photos and get a good idea of where to go, but that's about all I can do.
When I'm looking at these topos I'm looking for featurs I think are favorable. Creek bottoms, dark timber, and open grass on south facing slopes. And where all three of them come together. Now, is what I'm looking for important for locating a potential good elk area? Or am I wasting my time looking for features like these?