So, many of you remember this thread
Well, I said I would get one this year. Mission accomplished.
Went for a ride from the house on snogo. Less than two miles from the house as the crow flies I stopped at a spot that the wife and I saw a wolf cross a swamp last year.
Wind was blowing pretty good. Parked the snogo and walked about 300 yds down into a swamp and set up with ecaller and jack attack. Sat down next a few small spruce jack trees overlooking the V shaped swamp edge in front of me. Wind blowing from left to right. Caller on left edge of swamp about 80 yrds away. Played crow fight one time thru followed immediately by snowshoe distress call. Two Ravens immediately did a fly over expressing interest and adding their own vocals. One more round of crow fighting and follow up of snowshoe. Five minutes of silence, then one more round of crow/hare calls. About 5 minutes later out trots mr wolf from the left side of the swamp about 200 yrds away. He stays in the wide open as he approaches the decoy. When he gets 30 yrds or so from the decoy he stops and looks puzzled by it. I shoot and he turns away and trots 30 ft and stops again. I shoot again and clearly he is hit. As he runs off I get 2 more half arsed shots off and he disappears from my view after the recoil.
I walk back to my snogo and return to the scene. I quickly locate the blood trail and tracks, motor the next 80 yrds and there he lays. Right where I last saw him. He hadnt even quite made the trees yet.
Looks like a young one and the coat is not very plush. Rather soft and sparce I would say. No fleas that I noticed. I have him under plastic with some mothballs tonite just in case. Will take care of him in am.