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My Wolf Hunt

Hello everyone I have not been contributing much lately it has been a very busy year.I have been working two jobs full time and trying to save for a hunt. So I wanted to share it with you and get some feed back. I dont know what it is about predators but I find myself constanlly drawn to them. My latest was a wolf hunt in white river Ontario Canada with Supieor bear outfitters. Pete Jones runs the bear outfit but his Mom and Dad do the Wolf hunting, they are some of the best people you could ever want to meet. I arrived on my first day too late to hunt or get a license so the next morning Dave took me down to the one and only local store to get all the proper tags. Then he told me about several areas he had baited and what was going on at each one so we decided on a game plan.The one that we decided on was on a big frozen river which had been getting hit hard by a pack for about a week and that can go on for a week or two and then they can disapear for weeks at a time. So I was hopeing they were still in the area. My first day and a half were very uneventfull with only ravens at the bait. Which was a large chunk of moose hide with some meat scraps under it so the ravens could not carry off everything.And the weather is everything you would expect lots of snow and VERY cold the low was -40 and the high was -15 and that is with no wind. So after some very long and cold days on stand I was beginning to get concerned and then on the third morning about 10 am I glanzed up to check the bait just in time to see him step out of the timber. I had ranged the bait it was 160 yards he was a little beyond that I dont remember much after that just that I knew I had to hold steady and squeeze slowly at the roar of the gun I could hear the bullet smack and he turned and disappeared into the timber. My heart was out of control and my mind was raceing trying to recall what had just taken place. So I cased up my gun and took off to where I had last seen him enter the woods and up the trail only 20 yards from where he was standing there he was laying in the trail. He was a big male gray, he weighed 84 lbs. that was a hunt of a lifetime that I will never forget.

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Congratulations on a fine

Congratulations on a fine hunt and I really like the photo. I have two wolf tags this November up in Idaho so looking forward to the hunt and filling those tags.

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Thanks for your

Thanks for your reply. I wish you the best of luck on your Idaho hunt they are some giant Wolves up there. They are a lot of fun to hunt. How are you going to hunt them I would assume calling to locate and then stalk or maybe trying to call them into range?

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Yes I am very much looking

Yes I am very much looking forward to the hunt. The hunt will be a spot and stalk with a lot of glassing. Additionally I will have a buck tag so that could help draw one in if we get a deer. There are several in the area so hoping for the best. In Idaho you can get up to 5 tags for hunting but do not think I could fill 5 in a weeks time.

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That's a nice looking wolf.

That's a nice looking wolf. I can't wait until the migrate down here to Colorado or Utah in enough numbers so that we can start to hunt them here.

This reminds me of last year when I was up in BC on my spring bear hunt. A coyote ran out in front of my guide and myself and stopped at around 40 yards. The guide pointed him out and after he ran off I asked him if he wanted me to shoot him or what and what to do if we saw a wolf. He told me that they leave the coyotes alone but I would know what to do if a wolf should show himself after he had emptied his pistol at him.

I should say that they don't like them up there. We did find 2 moose kills that wolfs made before we got there and all that was left of the moose were pieces of hair all over the place.

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I can't wait until the migrate down here to Colorado or Utah

Be careful what you wish for. But on the other hand they can be an asset IF they leave the managing up to the hunters. Thanks for the commets it was an awesome hunt its hard to explain how it felt to hunt and take such an animal.Now that I getting alittle older (50s) I find that I really savor each hunt alot more. Big smile

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Congratulations on a

Congratulations on a magnificent animal. I dream of going after them and getting one someday.

I've been looking at Canada for a hunt but wasn't sure if it was worth it. The costs are all over the map when comparing them.

I better get my passport and plan more seriously!

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Make it happen

Thats what we are here for is to share what we have learned and I can tell you for a fact that after months of research and tons of phone calls that there is no other people in the world that I had rather turn my HARD earned money over to than Dave and Peggy Jones they are honest and hard working people and will do everything possible to see that you have a chance to get your Wolf. And no they did not promise me a free hunt or anything as a matter of fact I will probably never hunt with them again just because I want to move on with something differant on my bucket list. But if I wanted another wolf I know where I would go.If you need any more info just p.m me.

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message sent.

message sent.

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Got it

P.M sent

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Wolf hunt booked!! And

Wolf hunt booked!!

And passport applied for.

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