- Jan 10, 2013
- Meridian, Idaho
I live meridian
I live in Boise area and hunt everything south of unit 14. Mainly McCall and south.What Hunt unit is that? I was in Idaho now in Wa so I won't be in your hunt area, just curious how far south you were
Thank You...they eat what I eat...Won’t bore ya with the lengthy details. Dog down at 515 with 135a tips out of a 6.5 Prc. #3 with this rifle and combo. Bad medicine for sure. Once again the tripod was the haul up the mountain.
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They are getting harder to hunt so most people trap that can. I’d rather hunt, unless it’s a problem pack. Hunting is imho is ridiculously difficultBig congrats!
Is it me or does it see like there are fewer wolf kills being posted on media??
Seems like at least 50% off from previous years.
Wolves tend to have a big territory but it seems to depend more on the terrain. Where I am it’s more open and steep. They run the ridge lines and drop down to hunt. They run up high to sleep and observe and run low to travel at night. They cover a lot of territory by our standards. It used to be they’d hang out in a area for 3-5 days but now it’s 1-2 and 3 if you’re lucky. It makes it really hard to pattern and get ahead of them. I was on a couple packs last month and royally screwed up on them. Long story but had multiple potential shot ops but things got sideways and went home with a bruised ego. I missed one last weekend at 1400. Error on vertical wind. 🤦♂️ It really boils down to finding areas they like to frequent, being vigilant, and never think you’ve got it all figured out.Lots of questions Brent as obviously you have killed a lot of them and that alone is not coincidence. Are figure certain areas are preferred by wolves when they are in the area. Could you describe how a wolf uses an area, how they prefer to move thru it when, they are hunting, when they are just traveling and when they lay up. Here is Montana they like to lay on high ridges with a view. Can you describe some situation where they lay up in. The story about that alpha male that followed you after you killed 3 of his pack would be interesting.
I hunted lions here in Montana for 10 years with hounds so I realize a large predator moves thru an area and their range is huge. In 10 years we treed 59 lions and I was just a weekend warrior. In some ways I have seen where wolves move thru an area like a lion but they seem to lay up way different. What ever system or understanding you have Brent it is obviously working and I would guess the time commitment is huge.