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    I had a nice male wolf commit suicide yesterday. He came flying out of the woods and headed for my snogo/trapline trail right in front of me - poor decision. It was the first day that I decided to carry my Ruger Mark II (.22 auto) in my chest holster - good decision smile. He had just killed a calf moose about 1 mile away and hadn't even eaten on it yet. I suspect because the cow was still there guarding the calf and she wasn't happy. He has wonderful fur and nice color. His teeth are in excellent condition and he weighed 92 lbs. Now the work begins...
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    A few more pics
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    Very nice and congrats.
    Thats sweet justice!
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    That is so awesome!!! Very pretty hide! What will you do with it?


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    Very nice, wish it worked like that for me congrats nice looking animal.

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    Flesh, stretch, dry, and send it to Moyle's Tannery. I'm going to keep it.
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    That will be a Great Wall hanger I bet, post up pictures when you get it back!


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    Right on jpost!! I jsut wrapped up adding 40 miles to my line for next year. Found some nice pockets of marten, cats, a few woverine but very few wolves. Congrats on the moose muncher!

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    Awesome! Love the facial markings and the fur looks super nice!
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    You did good on several levels.
    Was the moose calf just born or was it last years calf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGyver View Post
    You did good on several levels.
    Was the moose calf just born or was it last years calf?
    It was last years calf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGyver View Post
    You did good on several levels.
    Was the moose calf just born or was it last years calf?
    Just for your info, Moose drop the calves about May 20th thru early June.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland on the River View Post
    Just for your info, Moose drop the calves about May 20th thru early June.
    Yes I know, that why it did not make sense to me it was a new born calf. I walked the time line back to when the cow would have mated between August 15th- 25th give or a few days, that told me it had to be a 1 year old calf. Not knowing for sure I had to ask.

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    jpost, You may already be aware, and if so, I apologize for any redundancy, but if you're sending the fur out to Moyle's to have it tanned, make sure to properly fill out and include the State's blue (used to be blue, anyway) fur export card(s). Moyle's has become sticklers for this paperwork, and when I sent out 3 wolves, a coyote, etc., to Moyle's for a friend a couple or three years back, the person working their telephone line there told me about Alaska Fish & Wildlife Troopers/Investigators coming all the way to their shop to seize an entire season's fur that had been sent down by a trapper up here who'd made the error of not completing that card.

    Someone lost a whole lot of their annual staples in that gig.

    On the humorous side, I noted that on the State's required fur export card (previously mentioned) it includes red squirrel pelts. Perhaps soon there'll also be a space for inventorying the number of spruce needles that inadvertently made their way into the box with the pelts as well. ;^>).

    Nice wolf, by the way. Congratulations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruffle View Post
    jpost, You may already be aware, and if so, I apologize for any redundancy, but if you're sending the fur out to Moyle's to have it tanned, make sure to properly fill out and include the State's blue (used to be blue, anyway) fur export card(s). Moyle's has become sticklers for this paperwork, and when I sent out 3 wolves, a coyote, etc., to Moyle's for a friend a couple or three years back, the person working their telephone line there told me about Alaska Fish & Wildlife Troopers/Investigators coming all the way to their shop to seize an entire season's fur that had been sent down by a trapper up here who'd made the error of not completing that card.

    Someone lost a whole lot of their annual staples in that gig.

    On the humorous side, I noted that on the State's required fur export card (previously mentioned) it includes red squirrel pelts. Perhaps soon there'll also be a space for inventorying the number of spruce needles that inadvertently made their into the box with the pelts as well. ;^>).

    Nice wolf, by the way. Congratulations.
    Thanks and 10-4 on the fur sealing requirements for wolves and the fur export card and requirements.

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    Dang! way to go on the awesome wolf!
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    Awesome catch.

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    Beautiful animal for sure and an exciting way to do it!
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