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Discussion in 'Wolf Hunting' started by Troutslayer2, Dec 1, 2019 at 11:12 PM.


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  1. Troutslayer2

    Troutslayer2 Well-Known Member

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    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.



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  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Congrats! Will make a very nice rug/mount.
     
  3. mtmuley

    mtmuley Well-Known Member

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    Nice. The smell is one you don't forget. mtmuley
     
  4. Plinker147

    Plinker147 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats, wish you could have got a few more. They make cool rugs
     
  5. kimberyote

    kimberyote Well-Known Member

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    Details man, Details! What bullet/caliber/powder/stock?? Great story! great Pics! Congrats to everyone!
     
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  6. jbs2014

    jbs2014 Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done
     
  7. rooster740

    rooster740 Well-Known Member

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    That is a very pretty mutt! Congrats, and welcome to a very small club!
     
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  8. Troutslayer2

    Troutslayer2 Well-Known Member

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    The same 280AI that I shoot everything with. 22” Proof in a McMillan. 168 grain at 2900FPS. I’m not real proud of the shot, I think I got wolf fever and just clipped the back of the lungs but it was good enough. I’ve never been good at snap shooting and I think if I were going wolf hunting I’d take my AR.
     
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  9. kimberyote

    kimberyote Well-Known Member

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    I don't have an AR, but for me, the little I have handled & shot at the range, I couldn't see myself carrying one out to the timber. But If a person wants an auto, thats the only choice thats out their. Ive had Browning semi autos, and they are just too delicate for my tastes.
     
  10. jjmp

    jjmp Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done ,Wolves are on deer like squirrels Raid a cornfield ,sad indeed