Minus one more Idaho wolf.................

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by mtnwrunner, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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    Thought I'd share this with the group. Once again, all those long range practice sessions and to shoot at................90 yards.
    My buddy and I were in an area where fresh wolf tracks had been seen plus they had been heard howling.
    So, instead of watching NFL on sunday morning, we headed up to look for the critters.
    I went one way and my buddy went the other way and the plan was for me to head up a canyon, hit the headwall and work back down the ridge towards him. He found some really fresh sign and decided to just follow the tracks and see what happened.
    As soon as he crested the ridge, low and behold, the wolves were bedded down in the open sagebrush. At 90 yards. They stood up, he picked the closest and biggest and shot. 308 with 150 grain ballistic tips.
    Wolf was a collared female weighing in at 83 pounds although we thought she was bigger than that. No more easy elk for her......................

    Randy
     

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  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Good Job!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing th stroy and great pics.

    Congrats

    Jeff
     

  3. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Beats football, nice hunt and pictures thanks!
     
  4. Clayne B

    Clayne B Well-Known Member

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    WOW thats BIG, I bet that was an exciting hunt!!! Great Job man
     
  5. Franklin

    Franklin Well-Known Member

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    Good on you guys! What part of idaho, if you don't mind sharing.
     
  6. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    How many were there total? Run out of bullets? haha
     
  7. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    Good going, guys! Thanks for the story and pics and for helping control the wolf!
     
  8. 7mmRemMag

    7mmRemMag Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! Great story and pictures! She looks huge!
     
  9. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Man, now that's a trophy!

    Love that beautiful HD country, reminds me of some of my favorite chukar hunting grounds around Hell's Canyon and Brownlee.

    Congrats! gun)
     
  10. land308

    land308 Well-Known Member

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    Nice work. Thanks for getting another one of those cockroaches out of our mountains.
     
  11. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    Well done!!!!gun)
     
  12. Wile E Coyote

    Wile E Coyote Well-Known Member

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    Great trophy! Nice photos too. Congrats!
     
  13. gunaddict

    gunaddict Well-Known Member

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    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic job! Killing the females is the best way to thin the population.