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HayHay98
08-02-2013, 05:20 PM
A wolf was photographed this morning near Lakeshore Drive by Alcova Reservoir. Check out K2radio.com to see the photos. Guys and Gals coming to WY, make sure you are prepared to take care of business in the predator zones here in WY. You never know what you may see this fall and we need to be sure we do our part as sportsman and conservationists to properly manage this predator wisely for the sake of the game we chase.

ivorytip
08-02-2013, 06:12 PM
amen! dont let it get as bad as idaho let it get. dispite what they say, i believe there are wolves in every unit here now.

Colorado Cowboy
08-02-2013, 07:45 PM
SSS (shoot, shovel, shutup)

Topgun 30-06
08-02-2013, 07:47 PM
SSS (shoot, shovel, shutup)

***No need for that any more in a big part of Wyoming where they are declared predators and you can shoot them all year with no license required.

LaHunter
08-03-2013, 01:37 PM
So if I understand correctly, if I happen to see a wolf while mule deer hunting in the Big Horns I can shoot it with no prior license or permit at all? Would I need to notify WY G&F?

kcaves
08-03-2013, 04:15 PM
So if I understand correctly, if I happen to see a wolf while mule deer hunting in the Big Horns I can shoot it with no prior license or permit at all? Would I need to notify WY G&F?

Yes you can and u do need to contact game and fish

shootbrownelk
08-03-2013, 11:41 PM
SSS (shoot, shovel, shutup)

Cowboy, we don't have to in Wyoming (for the most part) That wolf at Alcova Reservoir is well in the "Shoot on sight, no license needed" zone. They have the same protection as a coyote...none! Wolves are protected in and about Yellowstone park and a few zones outside the park or "Trophy wolf areas" and there are quotas, maybe 25% of the state...if a wolf finds himself outside said areas (the 75%) they have zero protection and can and SHOULD be shot on sight, and not with a camera either.

wapiti66
08-04-2013, 08:58 AM
Wyoming has the right idea when it comes to these animals. The law has been in effect to shoot on sight but sightings like this show that the wolves will still spread even when they are in open season over most of the state.

Colorado Cowboy
08-04-2013, 10:35 AM
I know, but when it comes to wolves, I just get ticked off about the whole situation. It won't be long until we will have the same problem here in Colorado. US F&W gave is Coloradians a problem with wolves to the north & south also.

Musket Man
08-04-2013, 11:00 AM
Im glad WY stuck it out and got the predator and trophy zones passed so they can be killed legally anytime in most of the state!

hoshour
08-04-2013, 12:21 PM
Here is the wolf zone map from WY G&F. Click to enlarge.
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http://gf.state.wy.us/web2011/wildlife-1000380.aspx

HuntWYODon
08-04-2013, 01:22 PM
A wolf was photographed this morning near Lakeshore Drive by Alcova Reservoir. Check out K2radio.com to see the photos. Guys and Gals coming to WY, make sure you are prepared to take care of business in the predator zones here in WY. You never know what you may see this fall and we need to be sure we do our part as sportsman and conservationists to properly manage this predator wisely for the sake of the game we chase.

I guess that means they are in the Rattlesnake Mtns. ( don't like calling 8,800 ft. Hills) now. That means they could be running around on my property. Nice. Take care of them before area 89 deer goes downhill. Do you think the wolves have already spread that far or released there ? I read somewhere that they want to release them in Co.,Ut., N.M.,Az. (not Mexican wolf) and other states also. I think Ut. said it doesn't want wolves and any found there can be shot.

hoshour
08-04-2013, 01:37 PM
They released the original wolves in Yellowstone in 1995 and 1996, 17-18 years ago. It's surprising they haven't spread out further.

According to the WYGF, as of 12/31/2011 there were "224 wolves, 36 packs, and 19 breeding pairs outside Yellowstone National Park." It wouldn't surprise me if that was a low estimate. They multiply quickly. Shoot all you can. Around 300 would be good.

Topgun 30-06
08-04-2013, 03:23 PM
6183The "huggers" want wolves in every state and I think the best way to change their minds would be to put a pack in Central Park and let them see how soft and cuddly they are! As far as in Wyoming, the wolves are moving out and a few are even all the way over in the Bighorns, but they're trying to keep it quiet. A pack killed 30+ sheep one night in August three years ago on the ranch right next to where I hunt on the west slope. A friend of mine in Worland knows the Father of the area Federal trapper/hunter that was assigned to the case and I met him one day while visiting over there. His son shot three out of the pack from an airplane and what he figures was the alpha male had a collar with information showing it was collared north of Yellowstone Park up in Montana, which is a long way from our hunt area. They have kept it very quiet, but we know there are still some in the area because we saw the track in the attached picture a year later while we were mending fences on the ranch adjacent to where the sheep were killed.

marcusvdk
08-04-2013, 08:52 PM
So basically if they aren't with in that green and red boarder there shoot on sight?

Topgun 30-06
08-04-2013, 08:56 PM
So basically if they aren't with in that green and red boarder there shoot on sight?


YEP, that's correct!!!

HuntWYODon
08-05-2013, 03:08 PM
Here is the wolf zone map from WY G&F. Click to enlarge.
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http://gf.state.wy.us/web2011/wildlife-1000380.aspx

Is there a larger map that's more detailed with written boundries on it. I'd like to find out more about the area around Cody. Looks like it cuts off somewhere just past Buffalo Bill Res. in North and South Fork of Shoshone River. Everything on other side of the highway is open for sure.

Ilovethewest
08-05-2013, 06:18 PM
if we tag out early by buffalo this fall, I plan to do some predator calling. Calling in a wolf would be cool. We have our own wolf problem in Wisconsin. For thr record, I am not for exterminating anything. No problem with wolves in general, they just need to be tightly controlled, and in small manageable numbers. From state to state, the wolf pop has exploded and needs to be drastically reduced. We finally had a wolf hunt last fall in northern WI. Its about time.

any ranchers in the powder river area that need some yotes shot, PM me. Hopefully we tag out early and I will gladly do my best to rid you of some yotes.

JasonGNV
08-05-2013, 09:15 PM
I run hounds here in NV and I'm thankful they're not here YET! There has been word of sightings in the Jarbidge area. I've read several accounts of hounds men losing their dogs in Idaho, Montana last winter due to wolves. One from Idaho I believe was tracked into Northern Cali awhile back. You guys do your best to drop the numbers for us fellas a little further south. They are spreading like the plague and need to be handle appropriately!

canvsbk
08-06-2013, 07:01 AM
In Michigan's UP a lot of guys run snowshoes with beagles. Most everyone has lost dogs to the wolves as have quite a few bird dog guys. I guess that since the deer have all been wolfed up they need to eat something. Hate the bastards.

hoshour
08-06-2013, 07:44 AM
Is there a larger map that's more detailed with written boundries on it. I'd like to find out more about the area around Cody. Looks like it cuts off somewhere just past Buffalo Bill Res. in North and South Fork of Shoshone River. Everything on other side of the highway is open for sure.

From the link in my post above - "If you have any additional questions, please call 307-777-4600."

That linked page has a lot on wolves, including a monthly report. The June report has the 34-page annual report on wolves in WY. It has a couple more interesting maps but for a more detailed boundary map or boundary descriptions it looks like you'll need to call the phone number above.

The direct link to the 2012 annual wolf report is http://wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/imgs/QRDocs/WYWOLF_ANNUALREPORT_2012.pdf

HuntWYODon
08-06-2013, 08:17 AM
Thanks hoshour.
I read everything from the link. I'll call F&G and ask about specific boundaries.
It looks like maybe where Nat. Forest and BLM meet. BLM being the kill zone.

kiddwinner
08-06-2013, 09:32 AM
I guess that means they are in the Rattlesnake Mtns. ( don't like calling 8,800 ft. Hills) now. That means they could be running around on my property. Nice. Take care of them before area 89 deer goes downhill. Do you think the wolves have already spread that far or released there ? I read somewhere that they want to release them in Co.,Ut., N.M.,Az. (not Mexican wolf) and other states also. I think Ut. said it doesn't want wolves and any found there can be shot.

Dont worry huntdon, ill be in that area thick this sept and oct. trust me, they wont make it far!

kiddwinner
08-06-2013, 09:34 AM
Thanks hoshour.
I read everything from the link. I'll call F&G and ask about specific boundaries.
It looks like maybe where Nat. Forest and BLM meet. BLM being the kill zone.

HuntDon, ill take and show you the area when yoiu are here... the trophy zone is from the park to the town of cody then along the highway to the montana border...

HuntWYODon
08-06-2013, 09:35 AM
Dang kid, save me a big alpha male will ya !

Manualman
08-09-2013, 10:45 AM
They have reported 23 wolves so far this year in the predatory zone

xtreme
08-09-2013, 02:24 PM
Xtreme will kill every wolf seen including the last one on earth. Working on the coyote also but its tough to kill very many.

shootbrownelk
08-09-2013, 02:39 PM
Xtreme will kill every wolf seen including the last one on earth. Working on the coyote also but its tough to kill very many.

You think coyotes are smart? Wolves make them look brain dead.

marcusvdk
08-10-2013, 12:06 AM
In Michigan's UP a lot of guys run snowshoes with beagles. Most everyone has lost dogs to the wolves as have quite a few bird dog guys. I guess that since the deer have all been wolfed up they need to eat something. Hate the bastards.

Well at least the MDNR has opened up wolf hunting in the U.P. Personally the have to conservative a quotes but at least its a start right!

AT Hiker
08-12-2013, 08:03 AM
I either seen a freakn huge filled out coyote or a wolf east of the Big Horns last year, I am not a wolf expert but have seen them in Yellowstone so I am comfortable telling the difference. Couldnt get a shot, I was field dressing a deer and he popped over the rise and took off as soon as I grabbed my rifle.