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Old January 9, 2011, 04:56 PM   #1
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1st Wolf

Went out calling with a co-worker's grandson yesterday. We called in this guy and 4 or 5 of his friends on our second set. I didn't see the others as I got tunnel vision when I saw this one. Too bad because my partner saw the rest as they scattered after my shot. There was a nice black one in the bunch.



He was about 75 yards away and quartering toward me. I shot him with the .243 win in the pic using a Sierra 90 gr. FMJBT. Hit him in the shoulder, the bullet exited through the far side ribs and didn't tear up the hide. He limped about 30 yards before going down for good.

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Old January 9, 2011, 06:05 PM   #2
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kewl....what kind of calls did you use?
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Old January 9, 2011, 07:20 PM   #3
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Sweet!

Nice job, that's one thing I never have killed yet. It's on my "Bucket List" of things to get done.

How about the weight?

I say 90+?
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Old January 9, 2011, 07:35 PM   #4
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I had a Kenai Killer. Made locally. I was doing my best snowshoe hare in distress. My partner had some little $30 hand held electronic job. He'd call and we'd wait a few minutes then I'd call.

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I say 90+?
The guy I brought him to estimated 95 or 100 lbs.

Thanks for the replies
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Old January 9, 2011, 07:37 PM   #5
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Sweet... Congrats..

.. Hoping to get to kill my first Coyote here within a yr.
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Old January 9, 2011, 08:27 PM   #6
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Awesome.. Great job.. The pelts gonna be beautiful.

Thats on my bucket list as well..
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Old January 9, 2011, 09:51 PM   #7
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Way to go!
Did you slap yourself a couple times for getting tunnel vision?
A black one is truly a top trophy!

How much time have you spent hunting wolves?
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Old January 9, 2011, 10:05 PM   #8
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Did you slap yourself a couple times for getting tunnel vision?
A black one is truly a top trophy!
Actually, I did slap myself once or twice but there'll be other chances.

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How much time have you spent hunting wolves?
I wouldn't say I've spent any time specifically hunting wolves. I'm just callin' for whatever shows up. Could be wolf, coyote, lynx, wolverine or maybe even a bear if I wake him up (it has happened to others). Anyway, I've only been varmint huntin' for a few winters and get out once or twice every other week during my off week while the snow is on the ground.
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Old January 9, 2011, 10:41 PM   #9
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Nice shooting! Blast them furry little nuisances!


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Old January 9, 2011, 11:01 PM   #10
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Being from Idaho I am a little sad.... Sad that the wolf that was killed was from Alaska.
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Old January 10, 2011, 12:48 AM   #11
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Nice one Bro! You'll get a pair of slippers out of that pelt that'll pull up far enough to keep you butt warm!
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Old January 10, 2011, 06:15 AM   #12
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big

That is a big dog.

What are the specifics in regards to Wolf hunting laws in Alaska? Is there a season? & bag limit? Or are they varmit and you can hunt them all day/year?

Our dog handler had a culling session 3 nights ago. Some of the local strays have been invading camp and causing trouble. This kid clipped 3 or 4 from the tower using a spotlight. Last team was much more proactive and would set claymores by the burn pit and take out half a dozen of them at a time...
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Old January 10, 2011, 03:26 PM   #13
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What are the specifics in regards to Wolf hunting laws in Alaska? Is there a season? & bag limit? Or are they varmit and you can hunt them all day/year?
Where I live...

With a hunting liscence the season is August 10th to April 30th and five wolves are allowed.

With a trapping liscence the season is November 10th through March 31st and there is no limit.

My combo hunt/trap allows for up to 5 wolves during the hunting season and no limit during the trapping season but blah blah... You get the picture.

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Last team was much more proactive and would set claymores by the burn pit and take out half a dozen of them at a time...
Claymores... for dogs? Really? Seems like a spendy way to dispatch a mongrel. I hope my taxes aren't paying for that
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Old January 10, 2011, 07:12 PM   #14
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Awesome! Big dogs, that's for sure.
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Old January 10, 2011, 07:15 PM   #15
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your tax $

Yes, actually your tax money is paying for that and much more.

We had an airdrop (figure the cost of a C-17 flight for 90 minutes if a pair of Blackhawks cost $5k per hour to fly) that delivered us 20 pallets of spoiled milk and Gatorade protein shakes (which we threw right into the trash).

I've seen a $50,000 JDAM take out two Talliban on a hill, not because the mortars couldn't reach but because the pilots needed some bullet points for their tour award.

Our Delta keeps swearing that he'll light off a Javelin ($84,000) before the end of the tour for no other reason than "he's never fired one in anger before."

War is a serious waste of $. We could have saved trillions by just paying the Talliban a couple of million for bin Laden's head. But if we did that, what would Boeing and L3 do for funding? LOL.

Oh sh*t, I'd be out of a job too!

War is hell, now pass the whisky!

Anyhow, nice kill.
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Old January 10, 2011, 07:53 PM   #16
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Nice shot, Great picture, I have never hunted wolf, and in my 50+ years of hunting (mostly Mn., Wi.) I have only seen one, They are large!! msn
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Old January 10, 2011, 08:09 PM   #17
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That's a great picture. I don't know that I could hunt a wolf, but I have no problem with it. I know for many, the chance to take one would be a once in a lifetime hunt.

I really enjoy that picture, that wolf looks a lot bigger than 90lbs, so again, congrats.
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Old January 10, 2011, 09:19 PM   #18
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Being from Idaho I am a little sad.... Sad that the wolf that was killed was from Alaska.
Add Utah to that too, shoot 'em all, or better yet send 'em to DC, thats where the people (politicians) are that wanted 'em to start with.
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Old January 10, 2011, 11:04 PM   #19
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could you do anything with them? besides the pelt?
dog food ?
Are they a nusiance animal up there ?
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Old January 10, 2011, 11:35 PM   #20
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Congrats, man thats a fine trophy.I'M glad we dont have them here but I sure would like the chance to take one someday.
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Old January 10, 2011, 11:42 PM   #21
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Hats, gloves and coats

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Yep

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Old January 11, 2011, 01:12 AM   #22
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Even though I think they are pretty cool it didn't stop me from pulling the trigger. I have friends who wouldn't shoot one but they aren't against others hunting/trapping them.
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Old January 11, 2011, 03:22 AM   #23
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Dude you should take me, the fat old guy with the suppressed Blaser running a 108 grain 6.5 slug at 3100 fps. If I can see it its gone to doggie heaven.

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Old January 11, 2011, 08:48 AM   #24
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Nice dog Wyobo. Gotcherself $350 piece of fur there.

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Yes they are a valueable fur resource that are making a nusiance of themselves munching on too many moose and caribou. Especially out in the rural areas. They've pretty much brought the caribou herd out here on the AKPEN to the tipping point to where they may not recover.

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Old January 11, 2011, 12:04 PM   #25
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Dude you should take me
We'll prolly be going out again on my next set of days off. I work week & week and today is my first day back to work... As you can see I'm hard at it

If you want to go just send me a PM.
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