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Wolf Hunt Caught on a Trail Camera

Wolf Hunt Caught on a Trail Camera

Check out these incredible trail camera photos of wolves chasing down an elk in Idaho's Lolo zone.
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from Forrest Penner wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Just because you guys can't out smart a wolf when it comes to hunting doesn't mean you need to get rid of them...i have grown up hunting and there are wolves up here then anywhere else and we never have trouble filling tags...they are part of the eco system and they are a beautiful animal...have some respect!

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from locsha wrote 2 years 48 weeks ago

Picture number 1, says Bryce pulled his camera LAST MONTH, but posts here are from 15 weeks ago. 4 months ago. Hmmm? Yes, Outdoor Life ran this before. Why reruns?

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from zombiekiller wrote 2 years 50 weeks ago

Why do we need wolves? They do absolutely no good. A few stupid people ruin it for the rest of us. Post people don't want them so please get rid of them.

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from mach4632 wrote 3 years 9 weeks ago

shoot wolves bury them deep and dont tell anyone

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from judy black wrote 3 years 10 weeks ago

While on a wolf hunt in BC in February we got to see first hand the predation of the wolves. It turned my stomach to see how the pack had pushed the elk down off the mountain and out on to the ice. Once there, the elk were helpless and literally eaten alive. One kill was just hours old and they made a hole just big enough to get the warm organs out and the rest was left. Another it looked like someone had cut the animal from head to hind with a sawsall, exactly 1/2 of that animal was eaten and the rest left for the birds.
We watched as a huge bull elk was being pushed down the mountain by a large black wolf while two other members of the pack waited at the base of the mountain. It was that bulls lucky day as when the wolves heard the snowmobiles, they aborted the hunt and the bull got to live another day.
Wolves are beautiful animals and I don't think anyone will argue that fact. But they are killing off so much of the game that the sport we once loved is in danger of being no more. I think what we were told is that one wolf eats 16 game animals a year..that is staggering.
Once you have seen what a pack can do, you will understand why people are pleading for a season.
JB

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from Tim Walters wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

The only good wolf is a dead wolf.

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from Lady ELK wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

( he just does the numbers LOLO reg 12) fly overs etc... has the data, and we will never see the recovery of elk populations. I have resigned myself to this, all we can do now is our part in getting wolf tags when available, and shoot only those elk we need to eat. we put them in the freezer, the wolves have seen to it that our western heritage is gone forever! no more good bulls... and an ever declining cow/calf ratio has seen to it that in 'my life' time we will never see the recovery needed to support elk hunting as we 'knew' it.

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from Lady ELK wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

I have a friend who is a wolf BIO and this was at least 6 years back, I asked him if we pulled plug on them (the wolves) right them, if we could get them all, with a sad look, he replied a firm NO.... Cont....

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from Lady ELK wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

I have seen elk jump off of impossible cliffs to escape hunters and live unscathed ( watched it with my own eyes)... this cow really isn't too worried, and is displaying threat behavior, the wolves themselves are not as aggressive as they could be in the pictures... ( seen lots of real time elk/wolf killing vids.... where the wolves were 'into' it big time.... I am so glad with the obvious declining elk numbers that this cow must have had a 'out' of her predicament, ..cont.....

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from Lady ELK wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

I have seen elk jump off of impossible cliffs to escape hunters and live unscathed ( watched it with my own eyes)... this cow really isn't too worried, and is displaying threat behavior, the wolves themselves are not as aggressive as they could be in the pictures... ( seen lots of real time elk/wolf killing vids.... where the wolves were 'into' it big time.... I am so glad with the obvious declining elk numbers that this cow must have had a 'out' of her predicament, I have a friend who is a wolf BIO and this was at least 6 years back, I asked him if we pulled plug on them (the wolves) right them, if we could get them all, with a sad look, he replied a firm NO.... ( he just does the numbers LOLO reg 12) fly overs etc... has the data, and we will never see the recovery of elk populations. I have resigned myself to this, all we can do now is our part in getting wolf tags when available, and shoot only those elk we need to eat. we put them in the freezer, the wolves have seen to it that our western heritage is gone forever! no more good bulls... and an ever declining cow/calf ratio has seen to it that in 'my life' time we will never see the recovery needed to support elk hunting as we 'knew' it.

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from fisherus wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

What Henning said is sadly the truth. The areas where the wolves have had high impact will probably never recover. Two reasons for this. There is more human encroachment to their winter range every year and there's still going to be wolves around harassing and killing them. The only way they could come close to recovering to before wolf introduction times would be to eliminate wolves once again. They still will never make it back to what they once were, however.

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from fisherus wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

I think the wolves pushed the elk on down an attempted escape route before finishing her off. I've seen too many elk kills to think she could have escaped them. They're too good at what they do. I watched two kills last year and did notice they are leaving far less carcus than they used to. Far less elk left to kill and eat now.

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from fisherus wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

I can't believe this cow escaped the obvious from these cunning killers. They had to get her somewhere close by. I've watched too many elk kills while hunting to ever believe this cow escaped. Wolves are so phenomanal at setting up their targeted kills. I can say that I'm starting to see far less elk carcus left than I used to. I think it's because the volume of easy kills are getting harder for the wolves to find due to the huge losses they've caused the elk herds. I, too, have never ran across a kill that some portion hasn't been left by the wolves. I crossed 5 kills and watched two others in this area last winter. All had some remains left after the wolves gleaned what they wanted and left the kill site.

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from sdcharlie wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Did anyone else notice the time stamp in the lower right hand corner? It's more obvious on the video segment....

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from buckmeister2 wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Since nobody has posted, maybe a lot of us are thinking the same thing. I don't believe the elk went over. I have seen a lot of kill sights in elk country, and even after a year, there is always a scrap of bone left, or evidence that a sharp-eyed ranger would see. I believe the elk exited stage right, and the wolves chased her down somewhere else. Regardless, same ending, same result.

The "manageable" wolf numbers are so far below actual current pop that it is beyond alarming. I really think some areas could cull 80% of the wolves, and still have a sustainable population.

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from buckmeister2 wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Since nobody has posted, maybe a lot of us are thinking the same thing. I don't believe the elk went over. I have seen a lot of kill sights in elk country, and even after a year, there is always a scrap of bone left, or evidence that a sharp-eyed ranger would see. I believe the elk exited stage right, and the wolves chased her down somewhere else. Regardless, same ending, same result.

The "manageable" wolf numbers are so far below actual current pop that it is beyond alarming. I really think some areas could cull 80% of the wolves, and still have a sustainable population.

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from sdcharlie wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Did anyone else notice the time stamp in the lower right hand corner? It's more obvious on the video segment....

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from fisherus wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

I can't believe this cow escaped the obvious from these cunning killers. They had to get her somewhere close by. I've watched too many elk kills while hunting to ever believe this cow escaped. Wolves are so phenomanal at setting up their targeted kills. I can say that I'm starting to see far less elk carcus left than I used to. I think it's because the volume of easy kills are getting harder for the wolves to find due to the huge losses they've caused the elk herds. I, too, have never ran across a kill that some portion hasn't been left by the wolves. I crossed 5 kills and watched two others in this area last winter. All had some remains left after the wolves gleaned what they wanted and left the kill site.

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from fisherus wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

I think the wolves pushed the elk on down an attempted escape route before finishing her off. I've seen too many elk kills to think she could have escaped them. They're too good at what they do. I watched two kills last year and did notice they are leaving far less carcus than they used to. Far less elk left to kill and eat now.

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from Lady ELK wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

I have seen elk jump off of impossible cliffs to escape hunters and live unscathed ( watched it with my own eyes)... this cow really isn't too worried, and is displaying threat behavior, the wolves themselves are not as aggressive as they could be in the pictures... ( seen lots of real time elk/wolf killing vids.... where the wolves were 'into' it big time.... I am so glad with the obvious declining elk numbers that this cow must have had a 'out' of her predicament, I have a friend who is a wolf BIO and this was at least 6 years back, I asked him if we pulled plug on them (the wolves) right them, if we could get them all, with a sad look, he replied a firm NO.... ( he just does the numbers LOLO reg 12) fly overs etc... has the data, and we will never see the recovery of elk populations. I have resigned myself to this, all we can do now is our part in getting wolf tags when available, and shoot only those elk we need to eat. we put them in the freezer, the wolves have seen to it that our western heritage is gone forever! no more good bulls... and an ever declining cow/calf ratio has seen to it that in 'my life' time we will never see the recovery needed to support elk hunting as we 'knew' it.

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from Lady ELK wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

I have a friend who is a wolf BIO and this was at least 6 years back, I asked him if we pulled plug on them (the wolves) right them, if we could get them all, with a sad look, he replied a firm NO.... Cont....

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from Tim Walters wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

The only good wolf is a dead wolf.

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from judy black wrote 3 years 10 weeks ago

While on a wolf hunt in BC in February we got to see first hand the predation of the wolves. It turned my stomach to see how the pack had pushed the elk down off the mountain and out on to the ice. Once there, the elk were helpless and literally eaten alive. One kill was just hours old and they made a hole just big enough to get the warm organs out and the rest was left. Another it looked like someone had cut the animal from head to hind with a sawsall, exactly 1/2 of that animal was eaten and the rest left for the birds.
We watched as a huge bull elk was being pushed down the mountain by a large black wolf while two other members of the pack waited at the base of the mountain. It was that bulls lucky day as when the wolves heard the snowmobiles, they aborted the hunt and the bull got to live another day.
Wolves are beautiful animals and I don't think anyone will argue that fact. But they are killing off so much of the game that the sport we once loved is in danger of being no more. I think what we were told is that one wolf eats 16 game animals a year..that is staggering.
Once you have seen what a pack can do, you will understand why people are pleading for a season.
JB

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from mach4632 wrote 3 years 9 weeks ago

shoot wolves bury them deep and dont tell anyone

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from zombiekiller wrote 2 years 50 weeks ago

Why do we need wolves? They do absolutely no good. A few stupid people ruin it for the rest of us. Post people don't want them so please get rid of them.

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from fisherus wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

What Henning said is sadly the truth. The areas where the wolves have had high impact will probably never recover. Two reasons for this. There is more human encroachment to their winter range every year and there's still going to be wolves around harassing and killing them. The only way they could come close to recovering to before wolf introduction times would be to eliminate wolves once again. They still will never make it back to what they once were, however.

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from Lady ELK wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

I have seen elk jump off of impossible cliffs to escape hunters and live unscathed ( watched it with my own eyes)... this cow really isn't too worried, and is displaying threat behavior, the wolves themselves are not as aggressive as they could be in the pictures... ( seen lots of real time elk/wolf killing vids.... where the wolves were 'into' it big time.... I am so glad with the obvious declining elk numbers that this cow must have had a 'out' of her predicament, ..cont.....

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from Lady ELK wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

( he just does the numbers LOLO reg 12) fly overs etc... has the data, and we will never see the recovery of elk populations. I have resigned myself to this, all we can do now is our part in getting wolf tags when available, and shoot only those elk we need to eat. we put them in the freezer, the wolves have seen to it that our western heritage is gone forever! no more good bulls... and an ever declining cow/calf ratio has seen to it that in 'my life' time we will never see the recovery needed to support elk hunting as we 'knew' it.

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from locsha wrote 2 years 48 weeks ago

Picture number 1, says Bryce pulled his camera LAST MONTH, but posts here are from 15 weeks ago. 4 months ago. Hmmm? Yes, Outdoor Life ran this before. Why reruns?

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from Forrest Penner wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Just because you guys can't out smart a wolf when it comes to hunting doesn't mean you need to get rid of them...i have grown up hunting and there are wolves up here then anywhere else and we never have trouble filling tags...they are part of the eco system and they are a beautiful animal...have some respect!

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