calling wolves

Discussion in 'Wolf Hunting' started by Tikkamike, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    I am in north west wyoming about an hour from yellowstone so we obviously have a lot of wolves. I am hoping to spend some time trying to kill at least one this winter. I am thinking I will buy a foxpro... What foxpro do you guys like? what sounds seem to work the best for wolves? Anyone have any tips? my plan is to get a call of some sort, go find a place of known activity, and start howling and glassing.
  2. geo4061

    geo4061 Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Would love to be a part of your adventure. Since I can't be there please give me a play by play. From what I have read howl and then wait is what they said worked best.
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  3. Hand Skills

    Hand Skills Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2017
    I've had wolves respond to a call, but never had one come in. I just assumed it was because they are smarter than 'yotes. Sound quality has definetly been improving though. Tagging in - curious if anyone has had success with an eCaller.

    Edited to add;

    The most successful wolf hunters I've encountered use traps.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2018
  4. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2014
    morning, I hunt coyotes. this might sound foullish. I use
    youtube for info on hunting coyotes. I would use the
    internet as a search mode to find persons who hunt
    wolves professionally. Alaska from what I understand
    has the largest pop. of wolves. people every year r killed
    by wolves. all animals including us have habits and weaknesses.
    the seasons and mating make up a few of the weakness of
    all air breathing creatures. I have at least 20 videos
    of coyote hunting. u learn there habits. from
    what I have read. wolves r very reclusive, secret, and
    weary. good luck. as far as rifle calibers. 243ai, 6mmai, 257wbee,
    just a few. justme gbot tum
  5. jotrot

    jotrot Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2014
    They respond to elk calls, cow & calf works
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    HARPERC Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    I have no experience to cite, but if it was me, I’ve thought howling to locate, set up near cattle, use a decoy a respectable distance from the herd, and play a calf bawl until batteries died. Watch your back, as it sounds like circling down wind is the norm. Good Luck!
  7. Jjeffhunter

    Jjeffhunter Well-Known Member

    Aug 4, 2018
    I have a foxpro fusion I set it up about 200 yards from me down wind of where known wolf activity is I howl once from my set with mouth calls then use the fox pro for crow calls smart wolves don't come in to strait howls anymore I've gotten a few with the method above patience is required sometimes you sit for hours waiting it's not usually like a coyote that will run strait in keep the volume fairly quiet
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