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Wolf hunting

  • steve lyle
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    #1912400

    For the past 4 years we have been baiting three spots for wolves, had a hunter come in for the hunt got a nice big one, looks like he was the alpha weighing about 200lbs. The hunter said it was the scariest but best hunt ever, especially when after he shot it he could hear the pack howling as they circled the area trying to figure out was happened.

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    gimruis
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    Plymouth, MN
    Posts: 7967
    #1912403

    Damn. Wolf Slayer

    matt
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    Posts: 615
    #1912493

    Very tasty in a stew with potatoes,carrots,onions,ect.

    sticker
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    StillwaterMN/Ottertail county
    Posts: 4406
    #1912498

    Nice work, tint of red. waytogo

    shady5
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    Posts: 491
    #1912564

    I think the “scary wolf” part that always gets brought up is hilarious.

    deertracker
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    #1912576

    I think the “scary wolf” part that always gets brought up is hilarious.

    It’s an eerie feeling when you hear wolves sound off close to you in the dark.
    DT

    rjohnson8404
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    Posts: 197
    #1912648

    Nothing screams fun more then baiting dogs and shooting them. Or baiting anything in general.
    I get the population control just have always been torn about the practice of shooting animals over bait.

    Walleyestudent Andy Cox
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    Garrison MN-Mille Lacs
    Posts: 4484
    #1912655

    Nothing screams fun more then baiting dogs and shooting them. Or baiting anything in general.

    Aren’t all fish taken by baiting? Unless they’re taken by netting, which seems even less sporting.

    I’m more curious where the wolf hunt was?

    Is there any allowed legally in the lower 48?

    Tom Sawvell
    Inactive
    Posts: 9559
    #1912658

    OPer is from Canada, Walleye.

    tbro16
    Inactive
    St Paul
    Posts: 1170
    #1912661

    Is there any allowed legally in the lower 48?

    There are wolf hunting opportunities in Idaho! Actually pretty neat to buy a Muley tag- can take a Bear or Lion instead if you are having difficult with the deer. Can buy a $31 non-resident tag for a wolf too. Walk into the woods on public land for $330 and have the opportunity to hunt four different animals. Used to be able to do the same with an elk tag but they must have recently nixed that.

    basseyes
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    #1912662

    200lbs is a huge wolf even for the arctic wolf population.

    rjohnson8404
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    Posts: 197
    #1912684

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>rjohnson8404 wrote:</div>
    Nothing screams fun more then baiting dogs and shooting them. Or baiting anything in general.

    Aren’t all fish taken by baiting? Unless they’re taken by netting, which seems even less sporting.

    I’m more curious where the wolf hunt was?

    Is there any allowed legally in the lower 48?

    Can I always count on you for a good debate?
    I find fishing with bait vastly different then bait piles for hunting.
    Its more like chumming then netting not hook and minnow.

    crawdaddy
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    St. Paul MN
    Posts: 826
    #1912685

    Wolves don’t ever* attack people in North America.

    *They did kill a lady jogging in a snowstorm in alaska in a case of suspected mistaken identity and a kid was attacked around Bemidji by one that was old and deformed and starving. As a general rule you’ve got nothing to worry about with wolves in NA. They will obviously eat your pets if given the opportunity. I also don’t have any problems with legal wolf hunting. Just sharing info.

    sticker
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    StillwaterMN/Ottertail county
    Posts: 4406
    #1912693

    Wolves don’t ever* attack people in North America.

    *They did kill a lady jogging in a snowstorm in alaska in a case of suspected mistaken identity and a kid was attacked around Bemidji by one that was old and deformed and starving. As a general rule you’ve got nothing to worry about with wolves in NA. They will obviously eat your pets if given the opportunity. I also don’t have any problems with legal wolf hunting. Just sharing info.

    You tell me this when you are in the dark at 5am in the middle of the woods by yourself and a pack of wolves in creeping up your 6 shock Bears don’t eat people either right?

    Carter Johnson
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    Anoka County
    Posts: 1101
    #1912698

    You tell me this when you are in the dark at 5am in the middle of the woods by yourself and a pack of wolves in creeping up your 6

    This reminds me of a time out grouse hunting in superior national forest in early december. Just about sunset was still a mile or two out from the truck when I walked to a clearing by a river. Just on the other side a pack of wolves started howling and going nuts. Don’t think I have had a creepier feeling in the woods shock

    Charles
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    #1912704

    Question,

    What do you do with the meat? If you eat it, what the hell does it taste like?

    Ralph Wiggum
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    Maple Grove, MN
    Posts: 11303
    #1912710

    If you eat it, what the hell does it taste like?

    Like German shepherd. rotflol

    buckybadger
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    Upper Midwest
    Posts: 4181
    #1913879

    Question,

    What do you do with the meat? If you eat it, what the hell does it taste like?

    I’m not really sure to be honest. I’ll have to check with the in-laws and see what they thought of the “venison” from this Fall. whistling

    Don Meier
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    Butternut Wisconsin
    Posts: 827
    #1913890

    I don’t have a problem with a wolf , what i have a problem with is when they are on my patio less than a foot from my basement walkout! Then my black lab goes nuts trying to get at him !

    Tom Sawvell
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    #1913892

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Charles wrote:</div>
    If you eat it, what the hell does it taste like?

    Like German shepherd. rotflol

    So then Mountain Lion, being a cat, tastes like what?

    TheFamousGrouse
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    St. Paul, MN
    Posts: 9573
    #1913954

    …looks like he was the alpha weighing about 200lbs

    I love how every male wolf taken by a hunter gets labeled as an “alpha” to really sell the story. Kind of like the need some have to call any buck over 6 points a “dominate buck”.

    There is no way to tell the alpha wolf by size or any other way except by long observation of the entire pack interacting together. The alpha is NOT always (no even often) the biggest male in the pack. Nor is he the most aggressive or any of those other mythical characteristics.

    The wolf in the picture looks like an almost-mature juvenile male judging by the shape of the head and face, lack of scars, etc.

    So then Mountain Lion, being a cat, tastes like what?

    Well…

    https://www.petersenshunting.com/editorial/how-to-cook-bobcat-cougar-meat/365086

    Grouse

    James Holst
    Keymaster
    SE Minnesota
    Posts: 18805
    #1913998

    Is there any allowed legally in the lower 48?

    Montana.

    http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/planahunt/huntingGuides/wolf/

    Over the Counter tags costs $19 for residents. $25 for non residents for the first tag. $50 after the first tag

    Every DNR of Forestry official we talked to out in Montana this fall basically begged us to buy wolf tags… “just in case.” Apparently the wolves have been doing quite the number of elk and deer populations in certain areas.

    http://fwp.mt.gov/hunting/licenses/all/ Click on “Wolf” in the dropdown.

    Chad and I considered it but opted to not do it.

    The night before the opening of elk season Chad and I were glassing a herd of elk that we planned to hunt the following morning when we had a BIG black wolf cruise the top of the ridgeline in the foreground. In hindsight, if I had a tag, I’m not sure I would have pulled the trigger given how hard it was to get in close to these elk undetected in the first place… but I know it would have been tempting.

    In the future I will be dropping the few extra dollars for the wolf tag… “just in case.” smash

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    FishBlood&RiverMud
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    Prescott
    Posts: 6255
    #1914305

    I love how every male wolf taken by a hunter gets labeled as an “alpha” to really sell the story. Kind of like the need some have to call any buck over 6 points a “dominate buck”.

    Yeah and everything said fishing related on this website is always correct too rotflol

    Awesome wolf and thanks for sharing Steve!!

    I’d love to see a picture of the wolf next to the hunter for size comparison.

    200# is BIG. Congrats to the hunter. Got bigger marbles than me!

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