Kentucky Gray Wolf Killed

Discussion in 'Wolf Hunting' started by 112Savage, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. 112Savage

    112Savage Well-Known Member

    Nov 12, 2011
  2. ilscungilli

    ilscungilli Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2005
    The soccer moms and liberals aren't going to like that at all! If there are wolves anywhere, the USFWS is probably the last group of idiots to realize it. We have them in northern CO now. There aren't large numbers, but they are here.
  3. royinidaho

    royinidaho Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    Well Duh?

    Read the article. They're wondering how it got there?

    Hell, I bet it simply walked!:)

    I'm also bettin' it ain't alone.

    From now on I recommend that all of coyote lookin' animals shot in that area remain coyotes. There's no good reason to give up a good pelt.:D
  4. rick523

    rick523 Well-Known Member

    Apr 21, 2012
    Roy, it has to be alone as the article stated, and you know the Gov. is never wrong. Mistaken once in a while, but never wrong:rolleyes:..
  5. kytrapper

    kytrapper Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2011
    kinda like a post turtle...........probably had some help getting here
  6. brentdrake

    brentdrake Active Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    I do know a wolf in central Indiana last summer had a Wisconsin tag on it.
  7. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2008
    Wolves can cover a lot of ground in a short period of time. This mutt went from Eastern oregon to Northern CA and back to Oregon. The Great lakes to Kentucky is no big challenge for them. They will be spreading out everywhere in time.

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  8. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2008
    In about 10-15 years you will see the same numbers we have in SW Montana. They breed. My condolences.
  9. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2005
    I lived near Boise in 07 -08 and hunted coyotes in the SW corner of the state Owyhee desert area.
    Crossed paths with a few old ranchers over time and told them about hearing wolves howl one night while camping.
    They said wolves have always been there -same story with people who live up in the Mountains.
    The story that there were NO WOLVES was a lie from the get-go.
    It took some people a long time to figure out why the wolves were planted there in big numbers.
    In another conversation I said there were most probably wolves in California -for sure Nevada -Oregon and Washington-again I got some odd looks.
    I measured on a map from the SW corner of Idaho to the NW corner of California on Google Earth -about 160 miles.

    There was a wolf from the Boise pack killed by a car south of Pendleton, Oregon ten years ago.

    I found some huge canine tracks in dry dirt in SW Idaho while hunting once -a 25-06 w/a 115 NBT cartridge was about half the length of the track.

    A wolf in KY. doesn't surprise me at all -one could get on an old railroad track and be there in no time .
  10. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Shoot, shovel, and shut up...
  11. dedubya

    dedubya Member

    Mar 1, 2013
    Hey guys, hate to drag up an old post but this "earthfirst" post was mostly plagiarized from the KY F/W web site EXCEPT the paragraph that said it was probably a formally CAPTIVE wolf.

    "Great Lakes Region wolf biologists said the animal's dental characteristics - a large amount of plaque on its teeth - suggest it may have spent some time in captivity. A largely carnivorous diet requiring the crushing of bone as they eat produces much less plaque on the teeth of wild wolves. "

    Federal officials confirm gray wolf taken in Kentucky

    Just had to clear the air. May have been a pet, a private "zoo" item or something else that was either turned out, or broke free.