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CVC wrote:
Here is a wolf story from off YouTube. Just seems appropriate to share it here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGXWy3htXgQ

CVC, Those girls should have been packing a pistol or rifle. That's what wolves do, once they kill off the moose and other wild game they start eating dogs and livestock. Just think, they hunt wolves in AK and they are still that bold toward humans, just imagine how bold they become when they aren't hunted at all.

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Good point Hiker Thumbs up

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ya for sure i miss home but no work there and most of nl is hear now anyway lol. the rockies are asome

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they were lucky for sure. i was in idaho deer hunting i was a bit concerned about the wolves, grizzles and moose. my friend live close to canada, and i heard the wolves. i had a 357 mag for a side arm but felt alittle naked lol. now i got a 44 mag so i hope if i get the chance to back there id even the odds alittle more. robert

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...........When we take a wolf with a rifle( outside of trapping)- it is with whatever we are carrying..usually my .338 (the browning A-bolt........also, I really like the Sako we have in the .338....only 40" in total-it's the older mod 61).

-also, the .270 (ours is a Ruger)...or .243.

-The wolf catch with rifle is incidental...we don't make a point to hunt them....but, we try to trap the HECK out of them (but, believe it or not..we end up w/ more wolverine than wolf, here on the Kenai.(NOT COMPLAINING Big smile ) lol :

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HI, new on here today. Would like to know where a guy can purchase wolf calling stuff. Howlers or whatever. Can't seem to find anything on the net yet. Would appreciate any info for that. Thanks.

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Welcome. Sorry I don't have the info, but one suggestion is to start a new topic so that it is fresh and people can know your topic right away.

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I read an article recently from a researcher outside the US. He said that researchers in Europe and Russia are aghast that we would re-introduce the wolf. Europe and Russia have long histories of wolves killing PEOPLE.

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Hi everyone im new on this site but would like to add my opinion on caliber selection for wolves, my personal 1st choice is the 257 w/mag with 110 grn nosler accubonds they have a ballistic coefficient of .418 & depending on the powder chosen are pushing between 3300-3500+ FPS but any well built bullet will suffice this is what shoots the best in my rifle, Frank Glasser alaska wolfman written by former AK gov. Jim Rearden used many calibers from 220swift up to big bore grizzly stoppers & said the 220swift ,250-3000, & the all purpose 30.06 were his favorites & this man lived in the bush hunting wolves for the AK fish & game as a govt. predator control man, he died in 1974, wolves are not hard to kill their average wt. is between 85lbs-150lbs with a few topping the 200lb mark, i would suggest using your standard deer rifle anything from 243 up to a flat shooting 30 cal then get out & shoot it often,often,often, learn it & your own capabilities its not the caliber as much as the man/woman behind the trigger, but im still very partial to my 257w/mag as its enough gun for anything from coyotes,deer,elk,caribou,dall sheep & with proper bullet placement even moose & i dont have to tollerate the recoil of a heavy magnum.

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