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Photos: Whitetail Goes Head-to-Head with Wolf in River

Photos: Whitetail Goes Head-to-Head with Wolf in River

It's easy to think of wolves as killing machines and whitetails as their defenseless prey. But in this photo series, a young buck shows us that's not always the case.
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from CameronB11 wrote 30 weeks 14 hours ago

This is some really awesome pictures. You dont see this kinda of thing every day!

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from dfshunt wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

What a set of photos great show of nature at its best. The beast is not always as it seems glad to see we are not the only preditors that find a whitetail a challenge...

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from DaBears wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

The buck appears much faster than the wolf when wading in shallow water. I bet this wolf will learn from this experience and only hunt deer on dry land.

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from Mary Mota wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

Not ALL hunters are against wolves! This video is awesome...nature in it's finest.

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from Andrew Nicolas wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

One small wolf...deer wins...two small wolves or one adult wolf...deer loses. The only reason the wolves are making a comeback is because the insurance companies and DNR want them to. Funny that no hunter wants them and license fees largely fund the DNR.

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from Northwoodsman wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

Cool Pics, would have been neat to see in person.

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from GuyGene wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

Great photos! Last summer, a doe chased my chocolate lab around our woods a few times. She must have had a fawn nearby. It was so funny to watch!!

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from JM wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

Photos are great, but I can't help but wish you could of recorded this. Would of been fun to watch.

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from Corinne Labadie wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

You guys are amazing! It would be enough to see it but how you captured the pics. If this is a contest you'd have my vote. Good job. Corinne

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from bowhunter9 wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

That deer did the right thing--hold its ground. Wolves hunt by forcing their prey to run, which the dogs use to force them to the ground using their own momentum. This wolf didn't have much of a chance in the first place, all alone and without backup. Had it been a pack, and this deer would have been toast.

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from Michelle Stoykovich wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

B and Jodi..yous guys are nuts..lol..great pictures and thanks for sharing!

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from Victor Vandertol wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Looks like a younger wolf learning that hunting alone isn't that easy and that wolves hunt in packs for a reason.

www.michiganwolfsightings.info

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from Richard Braman wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

its not the big bucks you need to worry about being predated by wolves, it's the fawns, which are the futurity of the herd.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Great photos, and what a neat encounter!

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from LovesOutdoors wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

The river confutation reminds me of that old video when the sow grizzly took down that large wounded bull caribou, also in a river.
The caribou attacked the sow, when she got close but the Griz was to strong and killed the bull, in the river.
The meateaters win some and they lose some.

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from David J Fisher wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Some days you are the coat rack, other days you are the coat. That day the wolf was the coat.

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from ILikePike wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

I have seen bucks fight for dominance before, and they are fearless at times. I once watched two bucks spar, then a third larger buck came in and literally threw the other two bucks around like rag dolls. A large buck is fearsome in rut with a large set of antlers. Very capable of protecting himself from some of the predators. I think this buck did well considering it's size and a lone wolf. A wolf pack would have tired it out with a chase, and ate it.

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from GoldToyBox wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

First: Nice photos Jodi & John, thanks for sharing!

Second: OL nice hype but hardly a buck standing off an attack: Wolf never lowered it's ears or raised it's fur ..... appeared more to be playing than hunting. Had a second wolf arrived .... game over for the buck. Could have watched a deer disembowelled and eaten while still alive. Also, odd to find a buck in the middle of the river at mid day? Was he chased there by the wolf and resting up for the next round? Seems the normal reaction would be to leave as soon as the wolf showed, not just stand there.
Again, nice photos and thanks for sharing!

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from Mike Crosby wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Wolf , Coyote or spray-painted shepherd the Deer stood his ground....great pictures.

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from Karen Gallagher wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Great use of your new 70-300 mm lens, Jodi. Congrats!

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from MazPower wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Just one wolf, that's why.

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from pcanimal wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Looks more like a coyote.

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from Jeff Rosenkilde wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Looks like a very small wolf.

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from dfshunt wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

What a set of photos great show of nature at its best. The beast is not always as it seems glad to see we are not the only preditors that find a whitetail a challenge...

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from pcanimal wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Looks more like a coyote.

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from Corinne Labadie wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

You guys are amazing! It would be enough to see it but how you captured the pics. If this is a contest you'd have my vote. Good job. Corinne

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from JM wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

Photos are great, but I can't help but wish you could of recorded this. Would of been fun to watch.

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from Jeff Rosenkilde wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Looks like a very small wolf.

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from ILikePike wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

I have seen bucks fight for dominance before, and they are fearless at times. I once watched two bucks spar, then a third larger buck came in and literally threw the other two bucks around like rag dolls. A large buck is fearsome in rut with a large set of antlers. Very capable of protecting himself from some of the predators. I think this buck did well considering it's size and a lone wolf. A wolf pack would have tired it out with a chase, and ate it.

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from LovesOutdoors wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

The river confutation reminds me of that old video when the sow grizzly took down that large wounded bull caribou, also in a river.
The caribou attacked the sow, when she got close but the Griz was to strong and killed the bull, in the river.
The meateaters win some and they lose some.

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from Victor Vandertol wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Looks like a younger wolf learning that hunting alone isn't that easy and that wolves hunt in packs for a reason.

www.michiganwolfsightings.info

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from Michelle Stoykovich wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

B and Jodi..yous guys are nuts..lol..great pictures and thanks for sharing!

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from Mary Mota wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

Not ALL hunters are against wolves! This video is awesome...nature in it's finest.

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from DaBears wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

The buck appears much faster than the wolf when wading in shallow water. I bet this wolf will learn from this experience and only hunt deer on dry land.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Great photos, and what a neat encounter!

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from Richard Braman wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

its not the big bucks you need to worry about being predated by wolves, it's the fawns, which are the futurity of the herd.

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from GuyGene wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

Great photos! Last summer, a doe chased my chocolate lab around our woods a few times. She must have had a fawn nearby. It was so funny to watch!!

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from Northwoodsman wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

Cool Pics, would have been neat to see in person.

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from MazPower wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Just one wolf, that's why.

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from Karen Gallagher wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Great use of your new 70-300 mm lens, Jodi. Congrats!

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from Mike Crosby wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Wolf , Coyote or spray-painted shepherd the Deer stood his ground....great pictures.

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from GoldToyBox wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

First: Nice photos Jodi & John, thanks for sharing!

Second: OL nice hype but hardly a buck standing off an attack: Wolf never lowered it's ears or raised it's fur ..... appeared more to be playing than hunting. Had a second wolf arrived .... game over for the buck. Could have watched a deer disembowelled and eaten while still alive. Also, odd to find a buck in the middle of the river at mid day? Was he chased there by the wolf and resting up for the next round? Seems the normal reaction would be to leave as soon as the wolf showed, not just stand there.
Again, nice photos and thanks for sharing!

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from David J Fisher wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Some days you are the coat rack, other days you are the coat. That day the wolf was the coat.

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from bowhunter9 wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

That deer did the right thing--hold its ground. Wolves hunt by forcing their prey to run, which the dogs use to force them to the ground using their own momentum. This wolf didn't have much of a chance in the first place, all alone and without backup. Had it been a pack, and this deer would have been toast.

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from Andrew Nicolas wrote 1 year 37 weeks ago

One small wolf...deer wins...two small wolves or one adult wolf...deer loses. The only reason the wolves are making a comeback is because the insurance companies and DNR want them to. Funny that no hunter wants them and license fees largely fund the DNR.

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from CameronB11 wrote 30 weeks 14 hours ago

This is some really awesome pictures. You dont see this kinda of thing every day!

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