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    Default Pic of Wolves .....anybody know where this is?

    I thought it was Wyoming, some said Alaska....


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    Nah, that's Martin Buser running to catch up with his loose dog team!!!

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    A massive pack of 25 timberwolves hunting bison on the Arctic circle in northern Canada. In mid-winter in Wood Buffalo National Park temperatures hover around -40C. The wolf pack, led by the alpha female, travel single-file through the deep snow to save energy. The size of the pack is a sign of how rich their prey base is during winter when the bison are more restricted by poor feeding and deep snow. The wolf packs in this National Park are the only wolves in the world that specialise in hunting bison ten times their size. They have grown to be the largest and most powerful wolves on earth. Photograph: Chadden Hunter/BBC NHU

    (Source: Guardian)

    For what it's worth, I found it here: http://allcreatures.tumblr.com/page/3

    (By searching "photo of 25 wolves in single file")

    You'll not see that in Wyoming, regardless of what some would have you believe.
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    Here it is sourced from the original link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environmen...02923&index=11


    A massive pack of 25 timberwolves hunting bison on the Arctic circle in northern Canada. In mid-winter in Wood Buffalo National Park temperatures hover around -40C. The wolf pack, led by the alpha female, travel single-file through the deep snow to save energy. The size of the pack is a sign of how rich their prey base is during winter when the bison are more restricted by poor feeding and deep snow. The wolf packs in this National Park are the only wolves in the world that specialise in hunting bison ten times their size. They have grown to be the largest and most powerful wolves on earth. Photograph: Chadden Hunter/BBC NHU
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    That must be one hell of a female to get 24 males to follow her around
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWB View Post
    That must be one hell of a female to allow 24 males to follow her around
    That's what you really meant, right?
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    Bison in Arctic Canada???
    Oh well, never mind.......theres Wolves......

    Stay calm.

    if your in a cammo'd position, give em a squeel or two and see if theyll come closer



    If not, Top off the gas, unhitch the sled, make sure the ammo in your pocket is ready, top off the rifle, and shoot the First Wolf after the last Wolf is where the first Wolf is now.
    Shhot off a mag with a lead at least 1 to1-1/2 Wolf, and keep the swing trough .When youroutta ammo, top off the rifle , and work on the furthest first, and track and shoot EVERY one of those
    Looks like a new snow machine walking there, maybe 30rds and a tank of gas, a guy with an hour or two on his hands could really clean up on some Fur

    Ive been in on Partys like this Good Times!!!
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    Interesting that they attribute the fairly large pack size to be a sign of how rich the prey base is when in reality it is more likely to be a sign of exactly the opposite. Large packs of wolves in every study kill less prey than do the same number of wolves split into smaller packs.

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    That pic justifies why it would be a great idea to carry a AR while out predator hunting,I would hate running into that scenario with my #1

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    Wolves Eat Beaver too ....., after digging out my traps, the little shats.

    Otters are worse in that aspect.


    I hunt packs like that among the Caribou.

    Shoot the Alapha and Beta, they rest will come back looking for them. They will scatter in different ways so you gotta "Howel" that place later in the day, as the youngsters will come back inna circle if they cant find the parents, ..............and they come into a good Howwwwoooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! every time

    I use my Finn Mosin for range, but my Norinco Type 86 (semi .223 AK ) is the Schizz in this very situation. It pays to carry a gun for every occassion on extended hunts.
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    Heck, that old boy in back has a highway after 24 of his pals break trail for him. I'd hate to be point man right about now. That is quite the photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kotton View Post
    That pic justifies why it would be a great idea to carry a AR while out predator hunting,I would hate running into that scenario with my #1
    I agree with Kotton. An extra mag or two is never a bad idea unless you're on foot (weight) but then again, if I saw that line of wolves coming at me I think I have more comfort with an additional 60+ opportunities.

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    why not shoot one wolf and call it good? I see no reason to kill them all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FurFishGame View Post
    why not shoot one wolf and call it good? I see no reason to kill them all.
    Reasons for not shooting more? Other than 'just 'cause'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FurFishGame View Post
    why not shoot one wolf and call it good? I see no reason to kill them all.
    I can think of a few reasons (though in reality it would be incredibly difficult to take all of them):

    -Wolf pelts are worth hundreds of dollars each.

    -That many wolves in an area can have a detrimental effect on ungulate populations, particularly if calf recruitment is already an issue. This wouldn't apply to all areas of the state, and most certainly a healthy predator population is an indication of a healthy ecosystem...but in some cases, predator control is most certainly a good thing and the responsible action to take when given the opportunity.

    -Taking more than one will most likely cause no harm to the health of the wolf population after the next breeding season. They are incredibly prolific.


    Why shoot one at all if you're not interested in taking more than one?

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    I'm willing to bet that that guy in the back is lagging behind due to an unforseen hoof impact to a crucial body part or just general health malaise. He will be part of the wolf buffet before he knows it.

    I would have no problem taking as many of that pack as I could. You will not be likely get that opportunity ever again. That is one huge pack!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    Reasons for not shooting more? Other than 'just 'cause'?
    Personally I see a couple hundred reasons per wolf to keep shooting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkwarthog View Post
    I would have no problem taking as many of that pack as I could. You will not be likely get that opportunity ever again.
    Reminds me of an old, not so funny, joke...."shoot it quick son, you might never see another one of those ever again".
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkwarthog View Post
    I would have no problem taking as many of that pack as I could. You will not be likely get that opportunity ever again. That is one huge pack!!!
    After seeing that pack cruise by a man might never shoot anything but an AR for the rest of his life...

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    yea id be giving the .223 a good workout for sure....



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