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Wolves in illinois!!??

I recently heard of a story of a guy who shot a wolf with his bow. It took place in northern illinois. i did not know wolves were even in illinois and was hoping if anyone had any information on whether they are protected or not.

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from muggy83 wrote 2 weeks 13 hours ago

It was back in 2004 during bow season, I was bowhunting some state ground on the Illinois river near La grange lock & dam near Meredosia, Il. My cousin and I went out for a morning sit and were trying to get a good feel for where to sit that evening. We had seen a few deer that morning but nothing to spectacular. Then we saw what we thought was a huge german shepard probably about 500 yds or so out(before anyone says anything about range estimation I was Marine Corps Infantry at home on leave at the time) out across the field. My cousin pulled the binos up and said "Holy ****!", he handed them to me and I couldn't believe it was a huge wolf. I know coyotes, hunted them for several years and also own a wolf hybrid. Later that evening I went back out by myself and confirmed what I saw that morning. I sat out until it was almost completly dark when the coyotes started yipping. I like listening to them sometimes, but they got quiet all of a sudden and a minute or so later I heard one lone distinct howl. Needless to say I got the hell out of there considering I had a mile or two to walk down the levy to get to my truck.

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from tarjav83 wrote 12 weeks 2 hours ago

I've never seen a wolf in IL but I did see a Cougar on Cuba Rd in Lake Zurich/Cuba Township/Deer Park area. I thought I was crazy but then did a little research and found about a year ago a cougar was killed in Morrison IL, which is only about 115 miles apart. I called the authorities and reported it, they confirmed that I am not crazy. I love wolves, I can only hope to see one when I'm in the "wild" of Northern IL [...at a great distance].

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from judie55 wrote 33 weeks 2 days ago

This was not a fox or coyote or a white shepherd, this animal was healthy, thick tail, wolf, I hope to see him/her again

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from judie55 wrote 33 weeks 2 days ago

Last night I was standing outside, happen to look up, and I saw a large beautiful all white wolf, I made a noise to see if he would turn and look, he/she turn and looked at me a few seconds, then went on. We live at the edge of town off of Route 14 in Harvard,Illinois. I have never seen a wolf here before, coyotes yes

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from Jarede wrote 50 weeks 1 day ago

About 1yr ago I took my female puppy to the cook county forest preserves. I heard a noise behind me and when I looked over my shoulder 2 ears dropped down into the tall grass. I walked over and there was a wolf not 30 feet away right along the tree line. I started swinging the leash in circles and yelling at it to stay back. In retrospect, it was very non threatening, ears up, tail down and not crouched down - it followed us all the way back to the car staying just inside the tree line. For a year I have been telling people I saw a wolf - it looked like a grey wolf - but no one has believed me. It was not a cyote - they are skinny and dirty and creepy. This creature was big and solid and healthy looking. I stopped by the forest preserve ranger house a few weeks back to see if they had a dog that could have been loose. No dogs. Only a cat. But the ranger guy says he hears howling all the time - not yips - howling. There is at least one wolf in cook county.

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from Peggy Virzi Woods wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

I live in Algonquin, Il. Two years ago I saw my dog get bit by a wolf in my wooded backyard. It was just one tooth bite but it required stitches. I majored in Wildlife Biology at Colorado State University so I know the difference between a wolf and a coyote. This was not a coyote in my backyard, it was a wolf. Tonight my 16 yr old son said that he saw two wolves crossing the street in our neighbor. He has seen coyotes also and he said that they were much larger, the size of large labs. They are definite here in IL. It is kind of exciting but we no longer let our small dogs in our wooded backyard.

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from JoeJoeDaddy wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

I saw one yesterday on I-57 in Tuscola Illinois which is 159 miles. I almost hit him with my Honda Accord but I didn't. Now I want to say I deer hunt and grew up in the country and am very familiar with what a coyote looks like and know what dogs look like and this was 100% for sure a wolf. If a man can walk 20miles a day a wolf could likely do 40 miles a day easy so that's not unlikely for them to be migrating south. This wolf was very big and I would guess it had to be 100lbs. but it had a huge greyish white coat and looked awesome. I believe all the stories now if they were spotted in Mchenry 2 years ago then going a few hundred miles south in 2 years is no problem for the wolf. Here I thought I was the only Lone Wolf in Central Illinois...

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from habben97 wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

one was trapped near coleta IL (whiteside county) a couple weeks ago

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from randomName wrote 1 year 40 weeks ago

Dont let anyone tell you there are not wolfs in IL, because there are bobcats and Mountain Lions, Yes I said Mountain Lions and if you dont believe me get a hold of Jodaviess County IL. For all you non believers!

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from randomName wrote 1 year 40 weeks ago

I seen a white wolf just this last weekend in Northern IL driving some back roads late at night outside of Belvidere , At first I thought it was a dog when it ran across the road right in front of me, My first thought changed when I realized it was completely white and looked JUST like a wolf. It was not a fox or a coyote, Ive seen hundreds of these things and it was most defiantly not one of those or a dog. All these sites im seeing say wolfs are not in IL but let me tell you I seen a WHITE WOLF and it was a WHITE WOLF in Northern IL

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from charlie elk wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

There is no doubt you may have seen a wolf Sally. WI has an over abundance and by the wolf's nature they strike out to find better hunting areas. So it is only a matter of time before wolves will be common in IL and many other areas.
later,
charlie

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from Sally Robinson wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

I live on a 5 acre wooded lot in Barrington Hills I think I saw a wolf today at 6pm in broad daylight It came right upto the house. It was bigger and fluffier and lighter grey than the scraggy coyotes I have seen before, I got a pic on my iphone but its not that great It was after it saw me. I have two children aged 4 and 6 so I am a little worried. It ran off when it saw me through the window and lingered at the end of the garden for a while then went into the woods.Do I need to be worried??

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from Sandy Sanders wrote 2 years 23 weeks ago

We are not totally 100% on this, but we saw a pair walking through our backyard one day right at midday. We got a very good look at them because they were as bold as brass walking through. Very large. Couldn't tell if it was a male and female though, my husband called me too late for that. We live all the way down in Will County we live right across the street from the Hickory Creek Forest Preserve, which has a large deer population. In fact, we have a lot of wildlife here, I know, because they are always in my backyard. Raccoons, rabbits, squirrel, possum, you name it we got it. If they were coyotes, they certainly were the biggest darn 'yotees' I've ever seen! Right in the middle of winter. They appeared to be a little around the size of our English Mastiff. Of course they didn't weigh as much, but just appeared that way due to the fur being fluffy, but they did seem BIG. We have a LOT of coyotes here and occasionally you will see one and dusk or at dawn but not right in the middle of the day, they are nocturnal aren't they? My family is from Southern IL. and I've spent a good deal of my life down there visiting and I am familiar with wildlife but I've never seen a wolf in the wild but I DO know what a coyote looks like, they are smaller and leaner. I'm telling you these guys were pretty robust and beautiful, they just made you stop in your tracks and gasp, and do wolves have that effect on you?

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from JAMES09 wrote 3 years 2 weeks ago

as of DECEMBER 2010, there are no wolves in Illinois...
them are just big coyotes. the "wolves" that animal control says you have, are either wolf hybreds or dogs that look like wolves. animal control is just trying to stir trouble...ESPECIALLY in McHenry County.

Besides, wolves hunt & travel in packs, seldom if ever alone. In packs is how they survive...only Coyotes travel & hunt alone.

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from Candy wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

I live in McHenry county and have seen a random wolf several time in the past 3 years. I saw one run across route 14 in Barrington one morning and saw one in my back yard just YESTERDAY! At first I thought it was a dog, but my neighbor and I saw it together and He took a picture with his phone and called animal control. They identified it as a wolf. So yes, they have migrated to this area over the last decade.

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from GodsDog wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

My dog was bitten by what I believe to be a wolf in Lake in the Hills fen park by the airport yesterday. He spotted animal far away in the field - I just saw a tall canine-like, tail high up, white on the back; it was too far - I thought deer - could not even think it's a wolf!!! Hound/pointer could not resist, I guess, slipped from his collar, took off, chased the thing, disappeared in seconds in great distance, got it, wolf got him too, with his teeth, I heard squealing, I ran and yelled in sound's direction, dog appeared, quick visit to emergency, one puncture, one abrasion, minor, small potatoes, but hell, I don't feel like taking dogs there again. Where, if not there? probably other places are potentially dangerous, too. McHenry Co. has no dog park, and municipal ones are joke.

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from Vincenzo Gozzola wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

My daugher, son and I have seen a pack of 4 wolves one night about two months ago stalking our dog as she was in the back of our home, and a large male wolf attacked my neighbors dog one evening.

Additionally, my daughter and I saw a large silver wolf trotting through the woods off of Miller Road in Lake In The Hills. I know coyotes, and believe me, they're not coyotes. We and our neighbors have also heard them howling, and it's definitely wolves.

Be cautious at night folks.

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from Miss Pickletoes wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

About a month ago I saw a wolf on Rt 12 in Spring Grove. He raced across the road and loped alongside it, near the Nottingham Woods subdivision. I thought I was going a bit daffy...I mean...a wolf???? But a few weeks later, I was in Harvard where I board my horse, and the owner of the property said to me "you will never guess what I saw in the back of my pasture the other day. " I replied....'a wolf?' and he said ..."YES!! 2 of them!" So we do indeed have wolves here in Northern McHenry county. I only hope they do not like horsemeat!! We have had coyotes here...and even bold ones who trot the neighborhoods in the daytime, so I do know the difference....but it was still a surprise.

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from pcshooter wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

yes there are wolves in ILLINOIS. saw one two years ago.all my buds said ya rite.the guy didnt shoot a wolf. but got good trail camera pics.he was abouttwo miles from where I saw mine.

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from Browning_300 wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

I have never heard of the phrase shoot,burn,shut up. Its good though. I have only heard shoot,shovel,shut up but that wouldn't take care of the GPS

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from Bo wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

Not that I claim to be an expert but if you use several bags of charcoal on the object you are burning, under your wood pile, you can get a fire hot enough, (with enough charcoal and venting) to destroy even any traceable evidence that what you were burning could be identified. Any metal and plastic would be so melted that it would be difficult to definitively identify it for what it used to be.
Dig a small trench on either end of the hole your object is in and that will help to vent it. A fan on one end of some furnace ductwork place down close to the base of the fire would do wonders here
Cheers.

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from charlie elk wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

BestyRoss, we have had dogs killed in close proximity of Eau Claire WI just like pictured in your link. The WDNR solution; forced on them by the Feds - was to put up warning signs. It is illegal to use lethal force on wolves.
I am see evidence that the fine American tradition of Civil Disobedience is beginning.
later,
charlie

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from charlie elk wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

He who shoots wolf better keep mouth shut, it is best his feat not be discussed while we all work to make this fear legal.
SBS - shoot, burn & shut up. Micro GPS trackers are not useful after exposure to high temperature.

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from BetsyRoss wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

They have been reported in another forum in UP (Michigan) and Wisconsin, would have no problem believing they had migrated to Illinois and other areas. Lots of information at the link below, however BE WARNED, there are also VERY GRAPHIC photos of hunting dogs who were killed by a wolf pack:

http://bbs.shootingsportsman.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=42409

Because they have been "protected" (or "over-protected" as may be the opinion), they exhibit little or no fear of man, not a good thing in any sense of the word.

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from cindy2010 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Ms. Young,

Could you please provide a description of the animal?

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from Kimberly Young wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

I live in Northwest Crystal Lake IL. (Foxfire neighborhood)at 8:50am this morning I spotted a wolf in my back yard. I've seen many coyotes over the years and I'm certain that this definately was not a coyote or a dog!

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from clydejr wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Not to surprising given the large amount of deer in your area. One was killed in south missori a couple of years ago, I believe he was a young male around two years old and was in a sheep or goat pen. Made the local paper and the conservation department believed it was a wild animal. The shooting was in defense of the livestock and reported to a conservation agent.

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from TLC.Labfolks wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

Wolves in Illinois... for the last few days on her way to work, my wife has sworn she's seen two wolves two days in a row. Naturally, I figured they were coyotes, but we've
been involved in Lab rescue for many years and are pretty good at discerning various "canine" breeds. Info that I've come across shows encounters in our general region (northern Il. McHenry County, so I will be giving her the benefit of the doubt on this one. We are talking the area between McHenry and Woodstock, with the sightings beeing on her morning drive.

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from Candy wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

I live in McHenry county and have seen a random wolf several time in the past 3 years. I saw one run across route 14 in Barrington one morning and saw one in my back yard just YESTERDAY! At first I thought it was a dog, but my neighbor and I saw it together and He took a picture with his phone and called animal control. They identified it as a wolf. So yes, they have migrated to this area over the last decade.

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from Bo wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

Not that I claim to be an expert but if you use several bags of charcoal on the object you are burning, under your wood pile, you can get a fire hot enough, (with enough charcoal and venting) to destroy even any traceable evidence that what you were burning could be identified. Any metal and plastic would be so melted that it would be difficult to definitively identify it for what it used to be.
Dig a small trench on either end of the hole your object is in and that will help to vent it. A fan on one end of some furnace ductwork place down close to the base of the fire would do wonders here
Cheers.

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from Miss Pickletoes wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

About a month ago I saw a wolf on Rt 12 in Spring Grove. He raced across the road and loped alongside it, near the Nottingham Woods subdivision. I thought I was going a bit daffy...I mean...a wolf???? But a few weeks later, I was in Harvard where I board my horse, and the owner of the property said to me "you will never guess what I saw in the back of my pasture the other day. " I replied....'a wolf?' and he said ..."YES!! 2 of them!" So we do indeed have wolves here in Northern McHenry county. I only hope they do not like horsemeat!! We have had coyotes here...and even bold ones who trot the neighborhoods in the daytime, so I do know the difference....but it was still a surprise.

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from TLC.Labfolks wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

Wolves in Illinois... for the last few days on her way to work, my wife has sworn she's seen two wolves two days in a row. Naturally, I figured they were coyotes, but we've
been involved in Lab rescue for many years and are pretty good at discerning various "canine" breeds. Info that I've come across shows encounters in our general region (northern Il. McHenry County, so I will be giving her the benefit of the doubt on this one. We are talking the area between McHenry and Woodstock, with the sightings beeing on her morning drive.

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from charlie elk wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

BestyRoss, we have had dogs killed in close proximity of Eau Claire WI just like pictured in your link. The WDNR solution; forced on them by the Feds - was to put up warning signs. It is illegal to use lethal force on wolves.
I am see evidence that the fine American tradition of Civil Disobedience is beginning.
later,
charlie

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from Sandy Sanders wrote 2 years 23 weeks ago

We are not totally 100% on this, but we saw a pair walking through our backyard one day right at midday. We got a very good look at them because they were as bold as brass walking through. Very large. Couldn't tell if it was a male and female though, my husband called me too late for that. We live all the way down in Will County we live right across the street from the Hickory Creek Forest Preserve, which has a large deer population. In fact, we have a lot of wildlife here, I know, because they are always in my backyard. Raccoons, rabbits, squirrel, possum, you name it we got it. If they were coyotes, they certainly were the biggest darn 'yotees' I've ever seen! Right in the middle of winter. They appeared to be a little around the size of our English Mastiff. Of course they didn't weigh as much, but just appeared that way due to the fur being fluffy, but they did seem BIG. We have a LOT of coyotes here and occasionally you will see one and dusk or at dawn but not right in the middle of the day, they are nocturnal aren't they? My family is from Southern IL. and I've spent a good deal of my life down there visiting and I am familiar with wildlife but I've never seen a wolf in the wild but I DO know what a coyote looks like, they are smaller and leaner. I'm telling you these guys were pretty robust and beautiful, they just made you stop in your tracks and gasp, and do wolves have that effect on you?

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from clydejr wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Not to surprising given the large amount of deer in your area. One was killed in south missori a couple of years ago, I believe he was a young male around two years old and was in a sheep or goat pen. Made the local paper and the conservation department believed it was a wild animal. The shooting was in defense of the livestock and reported to a conservation agent.

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from Kimberly Young wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

I live in Northwest Crystal Lake IL. (Foxfire neighborhood)at 8:50am this morning I spotted a wolf in my back yard. I've seen many coyotes over the years and I'm certain that this definately was not a coyote or a dog!

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from cindy2010 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Ms. Young,

Could you please provide a description of the animal?

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from BetsyRoss wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

They have been reported in another forum in UP (Michigan) and Wisconsin, would have no problem believing they had migrated to Illinois and other areas. Lots of information at the link below, however BE WARNED, there are also VERY GRAPHIC photos of hunting dogs who were killed by a wolf pack:

http://bbs.shootingsportsman.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=42409

Because they have been "protected" (or "over-protected" as may be the opinion), they exhibit little or no fear of man, not a good thing in any sense of the word.

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from charlie elk wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

He who shoots wolf better keep mouth shut, it is best his feat not be discussed while we all work to make this fear legal.
SBS - shoot, burn & shut up. Micro GPS trackers are not useful after exposure to high temperature.

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from Browning_300 wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

I have never heard of the phrase shoot,burn,shut up. Its good though. I have only heard shoot,shovel,shut up but that wouldn't take care of the GPS

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from pcshooter wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

yes there are wolves in ILLINOIS. saw one two years ago.all my buds said ya rite.the guy didnt shoot a wolf. but got good trail camera pics.he was abouttwo miles from where I saw mine.

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from GodsDog wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

My dog was bitten by what I believe to be a wolf in Lake in the Hills fen park by the airport yesterday. He spotted animal far away in the field - I just saw a tall canine-like, tail high up, white on the back; it was too far - I thought deer - could not even think it's a wolf!!! Hound/pointer could not resist, I guess, slipped from his collar, took off, chased the thing, disappeared in seconds in great distance, got it, wolf got him too, with his teeth, I heard squealing, I ran and yelled in sound's direction, dog appeared, quick visit to emergency, one puncture, one abrasion, minor, small potatoes, but hell, I don't feel like taking dogs there again. Where, if not there? probably other places are potentially dangerous, too. McHenry Co. has no dog park, and municipal ones are joke.

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from Sally Robinson wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

I live on a 5 acre wooded lot in Barrington Hills I think I saw a wolf today at 6pm in broad daylight It came right upto the house. It was bigger and fluffier and lighter grey than the scraggy coyotes I have seen before, I got a pic on my iphone but its not that great It was after it saw me. I have two children aged 4 and 6 so I am a little worried. It ran off when it saw me through the window and lingered at the end of the garden for a while then went into the woods.Do I need to be worried??

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from randomName wrote 1 year 40 weeks ago

Dont let anyone tell you there are not wolfs in IL, because there are bobcats and Mountain Lions, Yes I said Mountain Lions and if you dont believe me get a hold of Jodaviess County IL. For all you non believers!

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from habben97 wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

one was trapped near coleta IL (whiteside county) a couple weeks ago

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from JoeJoeDaddy wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

I saw one yesterday on I-57 in Tuscola Illinois which is 159 miles. I almost hit him with my Honda Accord but I didn't. Now I want to say I deer hunt and grew up in the country and am very familiar with what a coyote looks like and know what dogs look like and this was 100% for sure a wolf. If a man can walk 20miles a day a wolf could likely do 40 miles a day easy so that's not unlikely for them to be migrating south. This wolf was very big and I would guess it had to be 100lbs. but it had a huge greyish white coat and looked awesome. I believe all the stories now if they were spotted in Mchenry 2 years ago then going a few hundred miles south in 2 years is no problem for the wolf. Here I thought I was the only Lone Wolf in Central Illinois...

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from tarjav83 wrote 12 weeks 2 hours ago

I've never seen a wolf in IL but I did see a Cougar on Cuba Rd in Lake Zurich/Cuba Township/Deer Park area. I thought I was crazy but then did a little research and found about a year ago a cougar was killed in Morrison IL, which is only about 115 miles apart. I called the authorities and reported it, they confirmed that I am not crazy. I love wolves, I can only hope to see one when I'm in the "wild" of Northern IL [...at a great distance].

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from Vincenzo Gozzola wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

My daugher, son and I have seen a pack of 4 wolves one night about two months ago stalking our dog as she was in the back of our home, and a large male wolf attacked my neighbors dog one evening.

Additionally, my daughter and I saw a large silver wolf trotting through the woods off of Miller Road in Lake In The Hills. I know coyotes, and believe me, they're not coyotes. We and our neighbors have also heard them howling, and it's definitely wolves.

Be cautious at night folks.

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from charlie elk wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

There is no doubt you may have seen a wolf Sally. WI has an over abundance and by the wolf's nature they strike out to find better hunting areas. So it is only a matter of time before wolves will be common in IL and many other areas.
later,
charlie

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from randomName wrote 1 year 40 weeks ago

I seen a white wolf just this last weekend in Northern IL driving some back roads late at night outside of Belvidere , At first I thought it was a dog when it ran across the road right in front of me, My first thought changed when I realized it was completely white and looked JUST like a wolf. It was not a fox or a coyote, Ive seen hundreds of these things and it was most defiantly not one of those or a dog. All these sites im seeing say wolfs are not in IL but let me tell you I seen a WHITE WOLF and it was a WHITE WOLF in Northern IL

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from Peggy Virzi Woods wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

I live in Algonquin, Il. Two years ago I saw my dog get bit by a wolf in my wooded backyard. It was just one tooth bite but it required stitches. I majored in Wildlife Biology at Colorado State University so I know the difference between a wolf and a coyote. This was not a coyote in my backyard, it was a wolf. Tonight my 16 yr old son said that he saw two wolves crossing the street in our neighbor. He has seen coyotes also and he said that they were much larger, the size of large labs. They are definite here in IL. It is kind of exciting but we no longer let our small dogs in our wooded backyard.

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from Jarede wrote 50 weeks 1 day ago

About 1yr ago I took my female puppy to the cook county forest preserves. I heard a noise behind me and when I looked over my shoulder 2 ears dropped down into the tall grass. I walked over and there was a wolf not 30 feet away right along the tree line. I started swinging the leash in circles and yelling at it to stay back. In retrospect, it was very non threatening, ears up, tail down and not crouched down - it followed us all the way back to the car staying just inside the tree line. For a year I have been telling people I saw a wolf - it looked like a grey wolf - but no one has believed me. It was not a cyote - they are skinny and dirty and creepy. This creature was big and solid and healthy looking. I stopped by the forest preserve ranger house a few weeks back to see if they had a dog that could have been loose. No dogs. Only a cat. But the ranger guy says he hears howling all the time - not yips - howling. There is at least one wolf in cook county.

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from judie55 wrote 33 weeks 2 days ago

Last night I was standing outside, happen to look up, and I saw a large beautiful all white wolf, I made a noise to see if he would turn and look, he/she turn and looked at me a few seconds, then went on. We live at the edge of town off of Route 14 in Harvard,Illinois. I have never seen a wolf here before, coyotes yes

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from judie55 wrote 33 weeks 2 days ago

This was not a fox or coyote or a white shepherd, this animal was healthy, thick tail, wolf, I hope to see him/her again

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from muggy83 wrote 2 weeks 13 hours ago

It was back in 2004 during bow season, I was bowhunting some state ground on the Illinois river near La grange lock & dam near Meredosia, Il. My cousin and I went out for a morning sit and were trying to get a good feel for where to sit that evening. We had seen a few deer that morning but nothing to spectacular. Then we saw what we thought was a huge german shepard probably about 500 yds or so out(before anyone says anything about range estimation I was Marine Corps Infantry at home on leave at the time) out across the field. My cousin pulled the binos up and said "Holy ****!", he handed them to me and I couldn't believe it was a huge wolf. I know coyotes, hunted them for several years and also own a wolf hybrid. Later that evening I went back out by myself and confirmed what I saw that morning. I sat out until it was almost completly dark when the coyotes started yipping. I like listening to them sometimes, but they got quiet all of a sudden and a minute or so later I heard one lone distinct howl. Needless to say I got the hell out of there considering I had a mile or two to walk down the levy to get to my truck.

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from JAMES09 wrote 3 years 2 weeks ago

as of DECEMBER 2010, there are no wolves in Illinois...
them are just big coyotes. the "wolves" that animal control says you have, are either wolf hybreds or dogs that look like wolves. animal control is just trying to stir trouble...ESPECIALLY in McHenry County.

Besides, wolves hunt & travel in packs, seldom if ever alone. In packs is how they survive...only Coyotes travel & hunt alone.

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