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#2932492 - 10/28/12 07:10 AM
Wolf hunt results
DTro Offline
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I know this is the deer forum, but most all wolf hunting then the first season will be deer hunters. So i thought it would be interesting to have a thread about who got tags and if anyone was able to actually shoot one.

Also would be interesting to hear stories about those of you that didn't have a tag but did have a chance to shoot a wolf.

Good luck to everyone next weekend!
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#2932531 - 10/28/12 08:35 AM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: DTro]
leech~~ Online   content
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At the end of the hunt results we should try and some how tabulate how many Deer were saved a year that the amount of Wolves take would have eaten if they were still in the woods! We some how have to find the Avg Deer a Wolf eats a year X the amount of Wolves taken. wink

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#2932558 - 10/28/12 09:26 AM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: leech~~]
jay83196 Offline
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I read an estimate of 14 deer a year per wolf, seems like a lot...anybody hear credible numbers ?

Jay
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#2932731 - 10/28/12 05:00 PM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: jay83196]
laker1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: jay83196
I read an estimate of 14 deer a year per wolf, seems like a lot...anybody hear credible numbers ?


That's in the ball park(14-16) and a wolf pack of 5 covers about 40 miles square. So one pack=70 deer and 1.75 deer per square mile. Hunters are taking anywhere from 1 to 12 deer per square mile in wolf range,probably averaging 4-5 this last year. Some years like zone 172 hunters averaged around 14 deer per square mile(way to high) The cumulative of both hunters and wolf in certain years leads at least to short term decline. A lot of variables are involved-like winters etc.
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#2933086 - 10/29/12 08:37 AM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: laker1]
NoWiser Offline
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Registered: 01/13/09
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Loc: MN
I drew a tag and will be spending a week in the woods up in the NE part of the state trying to fill it. We have some nice bucks on the trail camera, but I would really like a wolf. We have seen several in the past few years from our deer stands, but I'm going to try to tip the odds in my favor by listening to the howling at night so I know where the packs are, and then trying to call them in come morning. According to the guys in Canada that I know who hunt them, they are territorial and coyote calls bring them in about as good as anything. It will be interesting, that is for sure! I'll be sure to post my results when I return.
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#2941480 - 11/09/12 07:50 PM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: NoWiser]
NoWiser Offline
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Well, I just got home. It was an exciting hunt with a few close wolf encounters, but I finally got this guy on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. A 117 pound male. He came in after over 3 hours of listening to multiple wolves howling all around me. I used a combination of fawn in distress and coyote howl calls. It was a very cool experience!

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#2941488 - 11/09/12 07:57 PM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: NoWiser]
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Great Job, now you'll have a nice rug.
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#2941489 - 11/09/12 07:57 PM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: NoWiser]
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Loc: StacyMN Balsam Lk. Trego, WI
That is freaking awesome laugh

Need some more details............. smile

How far? What gun? Any deer too?

My buddy and his uncle spent a weekend near Dairyland, WI to try and fill his tag. They saw some tracks and scat, but nothing in the flesh.


Edited by B-man715 (11/09/12 07:59 PM)

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#2941492 - 11/09/12 07:59 PM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: NoWiser]
Sinker Offline
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Loc: Hudson,WI.
Wow! That wolf is huge. Congrats. Didn't apply for a tag here in WI. but I have to say I am pleasantly surprised at the harvest so far in MN. and Wi.
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#2941504 - 11/09/12 08:24 PM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: leech~~]
fishuhalik Offline
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Originally Posted By: leech~~
At the end of the hunt results we should try and some how tabulate how many Deer were saved a year that the amount of Wolves take would have eaten if they were still in the woods! We some how have to find the Avg Deer a Wolf eats a year X the amount of Wolves taken. wink


Studies vary greatly. Estimates range from 20 deer for a starving wolf to 75 deer for a healthy one. Average surveys that ive read seem to say around 30-40 a year

Take 'em"!!!!!!

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#2941508 - 11/09/12 08:42 PM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: fishuhalik]
DTro Offline
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Cool! Thanks for sharing NoWiser
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#2941544 - 11/09/12 10:26 PM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: DTro]
Gofishleech Offline
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Registered: 07/28/01
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Loc: Walker Mn USA
That is awesome!! Great looking wolf!!

Tom Wilson
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#2941595 - 11/10/12 07:14 AM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: Gofishleech]
monstermoose78 Online   happy
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Congrats NoWiser that is a nice looking wolf!

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#2941624 - 11/10/12 08:09 AM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: monstermoose78]
MattL Offline
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Registered: 01/31/08
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Loc: On the Water
Awesome. I am regretting not even applying this year. If the hunt is still on next year I will for sure be applying.
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#2941644 - 11/10/12 08:26 AM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: MattL]
Jeff13 Offline
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Registered: 02/10/09
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Loc: Otsego, MN
Nice job!
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#2941658 - 11/10/12 08:51 AM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: Jeff13]
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Registered: 06/15/11
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Loc: MN
Nice job! That thing has a giant head. Quite the deer killer...

Suicidal muskie, I was in the back!
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#2941711 - 11/10/12 11:11 AM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: muskiemanAD]
hockeybc69 Online   content
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Thats awesome nowiser.



Edited by hockeybc69 (11/10/12 11:13 AM)
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#2941735 - 11/10/12 11:51 AM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: hockeybc69]
Boar Offline
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Awsome ya gona mount him wiser, make an awsome shoulder mount. Conrats!
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#2941737 - 11/10/12 12:08 PM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: Boar]
Meat-Run Offline
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Is that wolf from "Twilight" because thats one big wolf, congrats to you on awesome job, once in a lifetime tag I suppose.

MR

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#2941764 - 11/10/12 01:27 PM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: Meat-Run]
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That is one big dog.
It looks like you did it the hard way.
Great job.

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#2941812 - 11/10/12 03:26 PM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: hugonian1]
JBMasterAngler Online   content
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Registered: 02/22/07
Posts: 6532
Loc: White Bear Lake, MN
I don't really know much about the register process for wolves, but if you did get one, would you be able to get a full mount done? Everything I've read suggests you only get the pelt back. Just wondering. As cool as a wolf fur would be, a full mount would be even better (and more expensive frown )
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#2941953 - 11/10/12 08:10 PM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: DTro]
fishmounter Offline
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Registered: 04/13/07
Posts: 142
Loc: Minnesota
All you need for a full mount is a tanned hide soaked so its wet enough to stretch and go off hide measurments to order a form so the hide fits or close then alter the form.
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#2941983 - 11/10/12 09:44 PM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: fishmounter]
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Originally Posted By: fishmounter
All you need for a full mount is a tanned hide soaked so its wet enough to stretch and go off hide measurments to order a form so the hide fits or close then alter the form.





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#2942448 - 11/11/12 06:52 PM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: Archerysniper]
Kyle Offline
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Loc: MN
Nice to see someone that actually "HUNTED" the wolf instead of just sitting in a deer stand while deer hunting. Makes it that much more special. NICE WORK! Thanks for posting about it too, not very many people showing us their wolves on here.
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#2942672 - 11/12/12 07:41 AM
Re: Wolf hunt results [Re: Kyle]
sticknstring Offline
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Loc: Wright Co, MN
These are the stories I was hoping to see this fall - simply awesome! Hope you took lots of pics - a magnificent trophy! Congrats!

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