I am doing my river hunt again this year/sans son, and am looking at taking a small outboard for the several slow sections I could be able to power through(up). It's a 2 hp Honda.. I have a double ender and have fashioned a mount.. a lift would be nice but probably will go low tech(no lift). There are two major portages that keep the power crowd away from this hunt(that and really not many moose).. and I can just take it slow and line the canoe again.. but looking to make it a bit easier. Also would be interested in any experience folks have had with wolves. I will be going higher on the river than last year and was told by the guys that were there last year the wolves were bothersome.. surrounding camp.. following them down river, always around during hunts.. I have never been bothered by predators.. though these guys actually cut their hunt short due to the wolf "problem".. they sounded pretty brazen.