View Full Version : Where to hunt wolverine?

January 10, 2008, 06:56 PM
Ive always revered this animal. Ive never seen one in person. Heard all the Indian lore about their ferocity, and strenghth. I dont think they range this far south, so Im gonna have to drive. Anybody out there ever shot one of these? I think badger would be fun too. This would be the poor mans dangerous game hunt... Thats me;)

January 10, 2008, 07:03 PM
Where to hunt wolverine?

sorry, but the only Wolverine i know of is with the X-Men and Im pretty sure he has some kind of titanium alloy in his body that would require armor piercing rounds. But i could be wrong. :)

January 10, 2008, 07:16 PM
AK and Northern Canada would probably be the best bet to find one to hunt.

January 10, 2008, 10:26 PM
I've seen precisely one badger in my life. He was scurrying along an access road on Black Mountain in Wyoming. Saw him as a passenger while we were driving to a campground to spend the evening drinking around the fire. Yeah, yeah, stupid high school kids. :rolleyes: I've never even SEEN a wolverine. I wish I could offer you advice, but all I can offer you is luck.

January 10, 2008, 10:32 PM
High desert of WY, ID or NV for badger hunting. They are relatively plentiful, easy to find.

Wolverine in the lower 48 are very rare, CO, UT, MT all have a few, but my guess would be you'd have a hard time finding one. There are wildlife biologists that have worked on wolverine studies their whole career and have never seen one. I would say if you want to find one, you will have to go to Canada or AK.

January 11, 2008, 11:34 AM
Alaska and Canada are your best bet, but it's very rare that one is actually seen. I've seen two in 20 years. And that was blind dumb luck in the last year due to terrain and vegetation out here in Aleutian Hell. If I was still living in the Interior, I doubt I would have seen one yet.
Most trappers go their entire lives without seeing one unless they are caught in a trap. They are solitary, nocturnal creatures. Most are caught in traps.

January 11, 2008, 01:12 PM
About 10 years ago, I caught one in the headlights going over a low pass about 50 miles from here. They have a real odd humping gait. I returned the next day with a camera and heavy sidearm. Spent the next 2 days prowling around and never got another look, or even saw signs of activity. I think they may have quite a range.

In Montana they are managed as a fur bearing species. There are quotas in a good number of districts. Here they can be trapped, but I don't think you can shoot them. There has been a study going on around Glacier Park of them for some years now. I spoke to a biologist at some length about what they were finding out. Very interesting creatures. They have radio-collared some. Males often will really cover some ground. One covered nearly 400 miles in 3 days over some incredibley rugged country.

You might contact MT Fish and Wildlife for details of quotas and districts. For certain, it won't be a casual hunt.

January 14, 2008, 11:49 PM
Ann Arbor, Michigan--lots of em.

Dave Haven
January 14, 2008, 11:56 PM
Ann Arbor, Michigan--lots of em.:D

January 15, 2008, 12:14 AM
I was gonna suggest Calumet, New Mexico. :p

January 15, 2008, 12:04 PM
What Hayseed said. I doubt they can be hunted anywhere in the lower 48, but MT does have a trapping quota, I think about 10 per year.

January 15, 2008, 12:08 PM
just because this is a firearms forum:

here in Colorado we have WOLVERINNNEEEES!

/shakes AK over his head


El Barto
January 15, 2008, 12:22 PM
In Alaska, with my cousin and a shotgun...GOSH!

January 15, 2008, 12:44 PM
here in Colorado we have WOLVERINNNEEEES!Thanks for the Red Dawn flashback.:rolleyes:

January 20, 2008, 03:10 PM
While moose hunting two years ago I saw tracks about 300 miles south of James Bay. You are not allowed to hunt them in Ontario unless they pose a threat.