Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
pointerspal

timberwolves and bird dogs

Recommended Posts

A couple of years ago now my english setter and I were out chasing grouse up around little fork, and had a timberwolf chase him right back to my feet. My dog was working 30 yards to my right in a thick young pine stand when all of the sudden I could hear him coming back to me on the spirnt, when he got back to the logging trail I could see the hair on his back standing up and tail between his legs. He stood there looking into the thick pine stand and then turned and ran right back to my feet. No more than 5 seconds later a big timberwolf was standing eye to eye with me about 15 yards down the middle of the trail. and just like that he was gone. I still think about it all the time. Anybody else have any run ins.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had one at 10 yards when I was bear hunting. I was on the ground in full leafy camo incl. leafy facemask and downwind so he could not smell me or make me out. He tried like heck to, for about 20-30 seconds and then just turned and met up with his pal 40 yards away and ambled back in to the woods. It was a littel unnerving, but I knew if he could make me out as human, there would be no attack, and I did have my muzzleloader loaded if needed anyways.

Pretty neat to be that close and stare into the eyes of a wild wolf! They are big!!!

Good Luck!

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've never come face to face with a wolf in the wild. However, last winter while pheasant hunting my very large GSP mix found a yote and the fight was on. I ran to about, seriously, 5 yards from them. They were going at it pretty good. When they parted to stare each other down the yote was dispatched.

I wasn't nervous for me but I was wondering how my dog would have made out if they kept going at it. Luckily for my dog the yote, while in the heat of battle, didn't seem to care that I was standing right there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When my dog was a pup I was walking it on a trail not to far from my house and two deer came crashing out of the brush and started to run full speed towards us. I thought I was going to be taken out by a deer but they turned at the last second and jumped off the trail. My pup took off after the deer for about 50 yards and realized her chances were pretty slim of keeping up. She was about 4 months old at the time. We walked to the top of the ride the deer came down and there was a big wolf looking at us through the brush. No doubt if she was older and took off after the deer like that for any distance she would have been in the middle of a wolf hunt and probably would have became the main course. I was bird hunting so I fired my gun in the air and he trotted off back into the woods.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When my brittany was about 3 years old, she had a pack of timberwolves attack her in the woods off of a logging trail up by Bemidji. My dad heard her yelps, and could hear what we thought were wolves. He fired off a shot and we ran into the woods...there were 5 wolves scurrying off. Our dog had her stomach ripped open pretty good, but we got her back to the truck quickly and stitched her up with mono fishing line until we could get to a vet. It was crazy. She was back out hunting two weekends later! Man, those bird dogs have drive...scary situation, and fairly rare, as that was our first incident after hundreds of times in the grouse woods.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jake the Brit smelled a bobcat in a big tangle down in Kansas a few years back. I didn't know what it was and kept telling him to go forward to flush the birds. All of a sudden the bobcat erupted from the pile and took off. It ran right towards my wife. It got about 10 feet from her, saw the problem and did a quick right turn. She popped off a shot but missed. When we got back to camp the guys were astounded that my wife had seen one that close - some who had hunted for decades said they'd never seen one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Brother and I doubled this morning in my shortest Black Hills public land hunt ever...   3 hours from time of leaving the car.      Parked the car and had turkeys gobbling on the public side of the road right where we planned to go.   Two gobblers dropped down into the field in front of us at first light and bred a hen right there.   They almost came in to us once the hen left them, but changed their mind and walked over the hill to the rest of the flock.  After a couple hours of cat and mouse we managed to get in front of them and after one close call with a blow down in the way had a second chance and were able to take both gobblers at the same time.   37yd shot for my brother, and 44yd shot for mine.   
    •   I see a pattern I hate to see from any player....Granlund in the last 2 seasons combined: April 2G/3A   Playoff Totals last 2 yrs combined 1G/4A    Those are terrible end of year stats for any player...I just think he is too small and plays even smaller...when the going gets tough he disappears..he probably is just worn out come late in the season and we need players who can step up when we need them most.
    • Can’t really say I’m disappointed in their performance. I was expecting a blowout sweep.   my dream scenario is, trade Wiggins and 1st round pick(s) to Spurs for Kawhi Leonard. Then offer LeBron James a blank check. Let him fill in the numbers.
    •     Guys, we need a name.  This is the only idea so far.  Unless anyone has something else to say, I'll make the switch later today.  Once that's done, I'll tell my story and submit my entry.
    • I watched the first half of that game, sheez, do the rockets ever miss any 3's!!
    • I think you guys are spot on about the 3's. If you look at the stats vs Houston in the playoff. The Wolves had a better FG% and also had more rebounds. Turnovers and FT's were about even. Houston simply put up and made more 3's and that was the difference.
    • I've always been a fan of launching as many three's as possible. It's a numbers game, making 40% of your three's is like shooting 60% from two point range points wise.   The Warrior's and Rocket's have shown what that type of game plan can lead to. It's the way the NBA is trending.   So we need guys that can hit from the outside. Honestly, we need guys that don't miss those three foot gimme's either.   I expected to be swept, and they played OKAY in the playoffs, but they need to step up things next year if they want compete at the highest level.
    • I wouldn't expect much out of Brown's creek.   Vermillion is tough to fish.  Really tough.  But I helped volunteer with a DNR electrofishing survey there and there are some unbelievable trout in there.    Also netted a monster northern that I'm not even sure how it even turned around in the section we found it in.  
    • Last off season I was so hoping that the Wolves would have landed JJ Reddick but he chose 76er's...what the Wolves needed was a solid quick shooting 3 point guy and I really think that ended up being their shortfall.  It was a good season and hope that Wiggins either gets traded or finds that fire in the belly to become a dominant scorer and on ball defender night in and night out!!!  I really think he has the potential/talent but just don't think he has the will or determination to work that hard.