While scouting for deer sign before the start of the season in Wisconsin, Matthew Nellessen found himself face to face with a trio of hungry wolves and, according to reports, was forced to take action.
During the sometimes exhausting trek into the wilderness in search of big game year after year, it is possible that we notice changes. Some of those changes could include seeing downed trees or flora that has been changed by wildfires. Perhaps the sounds of nature are a little different this year than last or perhaps the sound you are hearing is actually your body groaning in protest.
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The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...