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MountainMann
02-28-2012, 08:35 PM
The Grey wolf conquers another region in Idaho. I received an email sent out by the regional biologist. He reports as much as a 60% reduction in my elk hunting unit. Its sad to see, the panhandle supported the last otc cow hunting season in the state. Now there will be no otc cow harvest in the panhandle, or the state of Idaho.

Ikeepitcold
02-28-2012, 11:41 PM
Wow ya that sucks. I'm putting together a elk hunt and not sure on were to go. We hunt SE in Tex Creek but haven't hunted there in 4 years and was looking over the stats, it looks like the wolves are all over the state. I did like to see the NR wolf tag is under $100. So I thing were going to Try OTC Co.

sticknbiggens
02-29-2012, 07:09 AM
Hang in there boys, there's five of us from western wyoming on board to do a little population control over your way this year.

T43
02-29-2012, 08:49 AM
Good luck I hope you all tag out.

MountainMann
02-29-2012, 10:48 AM
To date we have harvested around 60 wolves in just the panhandle. Its worse than any of us ever thought. I started trapping this year and the wolves are everywhere! they spread like wildfire. The local boys up here are doing there best hunting and trapping im afraid we will never get ahead of the curve. Hunting in Idaho will never be the same.

Panhandle Slim
02-29-2012, 08:33 PM
There is always ducks! At least IF&G hasn't messed that up yet......

Musket Man
02-29-2012, 11:33 PM
Where are the better places to hunt wolves in the pan handle rite now? I hunted in some of it 2 years ago but they werent that bad yet then. Saw 1 set of tracks but no wolves. I still got a wolf tag to fill!

Joe Hulburt
03-01-2012, 01:36 PM
Where are the better places to hunt wolves in the pan handle rite now? I hunted in some of it 2 years ago but they werent that bad yet then. Saw 1 set of tracks but no wolves. I still got a wolf tag to fill! I hope your talking about a 2012 wolf tag. Did you hear about the guy that thought his 2011 wolf tag was valid thru the close of season? To me it makes sense it would be as that is the way it works here in Oregon for hunts that run into the new calendar year but I guess for wolves in Idaho the tag is calendar year. You probably knew all that but figured it might be worth a mention just in case....

Musket Man
03-01-2012, 07:46 PM
Is that the guy that shot that OR-9 wolf? I herd something about his tag wasn't valid. Figured that was what happened. Herd he got a warning. I dont think Idaho really cares at this point. I actually got to thinking about that last week if the tag was for the whole season or the year and had to go look at my tag and yes its expired. But i can still buy 2 tags for this year so I still got wolf tags available that need to be filled :)

Joe Hulburt
03-01-2012, 09:07 PM
Is that the guy that shot that OR-9 wolf? I herd something about his tag wasn't valid. Figured that was what happened. Herd he got a warning. I dont think Idaho really cares at this point. I actually got to thinking about that last week if the tag was for the whole season or the year and had to go look at my tag and yes its expired. But i can still buy 2 tags for this year so I still got wolf tags available that need to be filled :)

That's the guy. A very honest mistake that would be easy to make since most tags are valid for the entire season. He's lucky the bambi hugging wolf lovers here in Oregon didn't have any say in it or he would be spending life in prison. :eek:

Good luck filling those tags! :) Got to get myself a couple more soon.....

Musket Man
03-01-2012, 10:00 PM
I saw on some wolf lover site they are trying to make idaho dfw prosecute him. They wont get far with it but they will try anything they can. I look at their sites some times to see what they are up to. They all block me from posting. I guess they dont want the truth to get out.......

cali_hornhunter
03-02-2012, 08:35 AM
haha keep your friends close keep your enemies closer

tommyp
03-03-2012, 11:56 AM
It is such a shame that people cannot understand the equal balance of predator to prey when it comes to wolves. Perhaps as time goes on the perspective will change. I just hope it is before the elk are put on the endagered list in Idaho. I pray that i will be able to hunt elk with my son in Idaho when he is older. And if we are able to hunt them at that time, I hope there are elk to see and hear, instead of the remaining elk being silent for fear of the wolves.

Musket Man
03-03-2012, 07:15 PM
Got my 2012 license and a wolf tag today!!!!!!!! Alot of the problem is most of the people so set on protecting wolves dont live anywhere near where there are wolves. I doubt most have ever even seen a wolf in the wild and they have no idea what is really going on here.

460s&w
08-12-2012, 10:01 AM
belive me i'm from mn we have one of the hightest wolf number in the lower 48 like something around 8,000 you go anywhere in northern mn and 20 years ago great hunting now you will be lucky to see a track of a deer and if you do next to it will be a wolf. there is nothing left in are area no moose, deer there even messing up the turkeys and grouse. they need to be reduced big time if i ever plan to kill a northern giant buck or a moose ever in my life

Colorado Cowboy
08-12-2012, 11:09 AM
I really feel for you guys in Idaho! I know one thing for sure...any wolf I see anywhere while I'm hunting is in serious trouble. There is no question in my mind that they will be here in Colorado....its only a matter of time.

The wolves have decimated the big game population all around Yellowstone NP. They will eventually spread throughout the Rockies. Pretty sad situation.

ivorytip
08-12-2012, 12:24 PM
they are in colorado i have no doubt about it, they have allready found road killed wolves in south and north dakota sporting hardware put on them in yellowstone park. time we release some of these cute wolves lose in DC and show these peacemongers how cute they really are.

Colorado Cowboy
08-12-2012, 12:44 PM
Yep...I talked to a biologist recently and he said 2 collared Yellowstone wolves have been found dead here, both in NW part of the state.

BKC
08-12-2012, 04:40 PM
A few years ago, maybe 5-7, a collared yellowstone wolf was hit by a car close to Idaho Springs, CO. This is about 30 miles west of Denver. Another collared wolf was found dead, after they recieved a mortality signal ( no movement), west of the Grand Junction area, close to Utah border. Several sightings by ranchers in NW Colorado. They are here for sure! I can't imagine Colorado's wildlife being managed by a bunch of bunny huggers.

Colorado Cowboy
08-12-2012, 04:47 PM
These were the 2 the biologist told me about.

canvsbk
08-12-2012, 05:56 PM
A few years back there was a young collared male wolf from Michigan's UP hit and killed by a car in Missouri. A couple years ago just before first light I could hear 7 different wolf packs howling at various distances and angles from me. I could rant here but the right people aren't going to read it anyway. SSS every time .

Fink
08-12-2012, 08:38 PM
I remember that.. Y'all keep your stinking wolves up there.. And the kind people of ND, SD and NE need to keep their cats under control too!