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    Default How to guage a wolf's size?

    I know the general rule of thumb for a bear track is every inch across is equal to one foot in length(generally)... But is there any standard rule of thumb to guage a wolf's size based off their tracks? Saw some that were about 4-5inches across up on the Yukon and thought that would be a good sized animal.

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    thats a pretty big dog....i have never heard of any type of gauge for wolf track to determine size of the critter..but i guess if it seems big it is big....just like you know its a big bear when you first look at it....too bad you couldn't have caught up with him
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    I gauge 'em with my measuring tape, when I get 'em home, after the wife skins 'em.~~LOL!!~~

    Tracks?
    I use my hand.
    I'm 5'10, 175lbs and I have big hands, and if a Wolfs paw print fits in my palm, its not more than a couple years old.
    If his print is nearly as big as my outstreched figers, his pretty big.....anything inbetween is, well inbetween
    Wolves Feet are larger than dogs in proportion to their bodys, longer legs and narrow'r chests too.

    Did you give it a howel or two?, it mighta come to you.......Shake hands with Wolf.
    If you can't Kill it with a 30-06, you should Hide.

    "Dam it all", The Beaver told me.....

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