What is the best way to call wolves.

Discussion in 'Wolf Hunting' started by Too Tall Rosenwald, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Too Tall Rosenwald

    Too Tall Rosenwald Well-Known Member

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    Wolf season is still on, and I was wondering what the best way to call one.
    Howling?
    Some predator call?
    Does what work on coyotes, work on wolves?

    I'd sure like to get one within rifle range. I have been practicing, and I think I got a chance, to hit one.

    Our weather has warmed up a little. We were below zero, but now it's 20 above and snowing. We got about 10" and still snowing. There will be a lot more up high.
     
  2. dstark

    dstark Well-Known Member

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    Well I wish I could speak from experience, but the best I got is the answer a local game warden gave me when I asked him the same thing. He said in general to call much longer than you would for coyotes. Also to use distress calls from bigger prey, I.E. forget about squeaks and cottontails, start with jackrabbit or fawn/calf distress. Also he said you're better off to spend time glassing and trying to call after you've spotted some rather than just call blind, focusing your glassing on sunny hillsides during cold weather.
    Obviously that would be the ideal situation but the trick is to locate them in the first place. Best of luck to you.
     

  3. Too Tall Rosenwald

    Too Tall Rosenwald Well-Known Member

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    Going to saddle up in a couple days and look for tracks. If they are around, I'll try calling.
     
  4. Bear Camp

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  5. IdahoCTD

    IdahoCTD Well-Known Member

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    I've howled in a few just using my mouth.
     
  6. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I have yet to connect, but I was down in your neck of the woods last archery. I thought my bud said bull in the road, we where on gated rd. So I cow called, he missed shot, it was 72 yrd,saw him lazer but he lazered bush closer.4 grays in that group. This year up river rd. high, he spooked deer and called one in shot it at 11 yrd. cow call,same as me in archery. We are in same spot elk hunting I got my 338 Norma here one about 400 yrd away in saddle, I book over throw a few cow calls ,nada.I got about 6-7 answer me in wolf cr. area last year with diafram call and tube,just sound howley, took of with rifle that holds 2 and after I heard all those I wish I had my cartridge pack, but none showed up.
     
  7. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Here's whatcha do.

    Pop that little ring thingy off of the beverage can.


    Bend it in the middle @ 90 degrees


    Press it against your lower lip firmly


    And

    Repeat several times "Here wolf, here wolf"

    Not sure about woofs but

    It works for Ducks! :D

    Laffin' myself to sleep now. . .
     
  8. threejones

    threejones Well-Known Member

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    Next time my wife says I drink too much beer, I'm just gonna tell her old Roy said I'm actually wolf hunting!:D Good stuff Roy!