I wish I could tell you guys that I knew what the rule 4 I was doing to be successful at this. I hiked in a couple miles to a dense stand of trees where I have seen quite a few deer, and my idea was that I’d spread a bunch of Code Blue doe in estrous all over the place and sit on one of the few little openings with max shot potential of 150 yds. My buddy and I weren’t there for more than 30 minutes and we were surrounded by wolves, up above us running through the trees, across the canyon and downstream of us on this little creek. They started howling at each other and from the sounds of them moving around they were zeroing in on us, maybe because all of my stuff smells of Code Blue, or the animals that were packed out with my pack this season? They were definitely aware of us and closing in from several angles. This guy popped into a clearing and as he was trying to decide how to cross the semi frozen creek I gave him a dirt nap from 50 yds. Then another appeared that was smaller and more classic in color. It was a bummer letting that one walk for lack of tag to hang on it. I have been holding a tag every year since 2008 or maybe 2010 when I shot one and never recovered it, and only seen a handful of them since then, never enough time to get a shot off. What a way to end a really fun and successful season. Had to skin him out, guessing maybe around 100 pounds or so. He’s definitely mature. Man do they smell rancid.