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polarisxcsp
12-04-2012, 07:59 AM
What does everyone think of the purposed wolf season in the UP for 2013?

fish633
12-04-2012, 09:10 AM
Great idea,24//7-365 no permits,anything that shoots, launches or blows up needs to be legal.

mspease
12-04-2012, 10:25 AM
I haven't heard anything about it, but from what I hear about wolves up there, it is needed. Below is a pic from near Merrill, WI from this year's hunt. The hunter is 6'1" and the wolf weighed 165 pounds!




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Limitz
12-04-2012, 10:30 AM
I got that one too. Did you see the black wolf that was shot mspease or not if not i will try and get a pic for everybody it huge almost looks like a bear.

mspease
12-04-2012, 10:38 AM
I have not seen that one but would love to. See what you can do. Thanks!

Limitz
12-04-2012, 10:41 AM
Already in the works give me a little time and I will post it as soon as i get it.

Limitz
12-04-2012, 11:11 AM
Here ya go look at the head on this beast.36003

mspease
12-04-2012, 11:28 AM
Wow, I didn't realize they got so big! Think they do any damage to the deer herd? Any idea where that one was shot?

Limitz
12-04-2012, 11:34 AM
North of Rosholt 212lbs. They total hurt the dear heard. I think the state of Wi is quota 116 to be shot and I think they are over 100 already I could be mistaken.

polarisxcsp
12-04-2012, 12:03 PM
Wow, those are huge! A friend of mine has a cabin in Ralph, MI and he seen two different ones in one day while deer hunting

Limitz
12-04-2012, 12:16 PM
A buddy of mine has a tag and has not seen anything yet. They are had to hunt if you haven't done it before.

polarisxcsp
12-04-2012, 12:27 PM
Are they similar to hunting coyotes?

Limitz
12-04-2012, 12:36 PM
yea i think you have better luck trapping them then you do hunting them. All though it is legal to hunt them at night. So if a person could get in a area where they seen them before they might have a good chance at one.

tman
12-04-2012, 12:41 PM
North of Rosholt 212lbs.

I call BS.

It would be very rare for a wolf to weigh that much. They are a predator of deer and do not hurt the herd anymore than cars or hunters. I think there is still way over a million deer in Wisconsin after harvesting 400 and some thousand this season. Plenty of meat for all, I didn't harvest one this year and, I don't want to go out and shoot a wolf. I don't think there should be a season just yet on wolves, let them be.

Limitz
12-04-2012, 12:49 PM
I think they are useless and I hope we kill them off. We don't need them around here. That pic I got says it all if you look at the head and snout on that thing. If you seen any other pics of wolves you can see the difference. And I would love to shot one, I think the mount would be awesome but I didn't a draw a tag for one this year. Hopefuly next year.

jr37
12-04-2012, 07:22 PM
I have woods on 2 sides of the house and across the road. I have seen a wolf in my back yard. I have 2 young boys that like to be outside. I don't need a license/ permit, next time I see one in my yard it will leave will a shell in it.

misty_pines
12-04-2012, 08:22 PM
That pic of the black wolf at a reported 212 lbs doesn't seem or look right, but with the internet these days, who knows? I think it is a good thing they finally have a season on wolves in MN and WI. They are a very intelligent and pretty cool animals, but there are thousands of them in MN and WI and their numbers continue to increase. The hunting season is only allowing I believe a max of 201 wolves to be harvested in WI and I believe a max of 253 in MN. It won't do much to the overall wolf population but it is a start to a reasonable means of management of them.

Limitz
12-05-2012, 08:26 AM
That's right jr37 we don't need them in our county. I would do the same.

Limitz
12-05-2012, 08:31 AM
That's so true misty_pines the animals are cool but everybody has to realize that they mutiply in many numbers they have a litter just like a dog. Some people may say that it don't hurt the deer herd population but just think a wolf has 5 to 6 little ones and a deer has only on average two little ones. So what is doing to the deer herd all the wolves have to eat right. I think WI and MN were smart for opening up a season it's just like anything else when the number over populate you have to do something about it.

jr37
12-05-2012, 04:16 PM
Tha story I got on that big black wolf is that it is legit, but that it was shot in Canada.


Limitz, where do you live? I'm between Mosinee and Marathon, little closer to Marathon.

Limitz
12-06-2012, 03:47 PM
Right in Mosinee off of rangeline.

lenny
12-08-2012, 12:01 AM
Here ya go look at the head on this beast.36003

are you kiding me! my god, what the heck

HardwaterHoosier
12-08-2012, 12:14 AM
are you kiding me! my god, what the heck

looks like he went in after the filmed 'The Grey"

lenny
12-08-2012, 08:38 AM
it just doesn't look right in size proportion

timo
12-08-2012, 11:37 AM
mpease:
i had this same picture emailed to me from a good friend who had it emailed to him from a friend that knows this guy. apparently he works for the dnr and with this picture I got from him was another picture of this wolf and a huge ten pointer he shot a few minutes after this wolf. they were both laying in the cab of a polaris rzr. they also confirmed what you said it was shot in merrril.





I haven't heard anything about it, but from what I hear about wolves up there, it is needed. Below is a pic from near Merrill, WI from this year's hunt. The hunter is 6'1" and the wolf weighed 165 pounds!




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whitedust
12-08-2012, 12:18 PM
North of Rosholt 212lbs. They total hurt the dear heard. I think the state of Wi is quota 116 to be shot and I think they are over 100 already I could be mistaken.

DNR watching the kill count carefully & already shut down the wolf hunting in a few WI counties. Hunters have to check the website before they go hunting so they know the count where they are hunting.

mspease
12-08-2012, 12:29 PM
mpease:
i had this same picture emailed to me from a good friend who had it emailed to him from a friend that knows this guy. apparently he works for the dnr and with this picture I got from him was another picture of this wolf and a huge ten pointer he shot a few minutes after this wolf. they were both laying in the cab of a polaris rzr. they also confirmed what you said it was shot in merrril.

timo,

That's good to know cuz sometimes you just don't know for sure if they are real. Thanks!

anonomoose
12-26-2012, 09:52 AM
Nice pic of a bear with a wolf's head....paws and hair are dead give away...bear paws don't look like wolf paws at all.

Michigan is still dilly dallying with a hunt and any real management.

Tman....wolves are in no danger of being exterminated at least in the midwest! Compare the numbers....Michigan has at least 1000 in the Upper and when you compare Denali National park in Alaska with over a million acres and no boarders, the official count there is 58 wolves. Lots of moose to eat up there and not very many in Michigan....whatcha think those things will gobble up?

Also wolves will just kill...and when you get into yarding situations which deer in deep snow areas prefer, they can literally clean out a deer herd that is yarded in deep snow. Some say they kill for the opportunity and will come back to eat what they kill, but it is hard to know that exactly.

In Alaska wolves kill and don't eat all the time. And while they do pick out the weakest normally, when you put them in a deer herd they can do a bunch of damage in short order under the right snow conditions.

Even in Isle Royal, the "great test" of moose and wolves, they are steadily eating themselves out of food stock. (do you REALLY believe the moose are dying from flea infestations???)

While I have no doubt that the "grand scheme" was to have a predator for the reintroduction of moose in Michigan, the moose have not exploded, have not begun to eat themselves out of house or home, and a couple dozen wolves would have been enough to control our fragile moose population.

Sadly there is a big contingent of do gooders who keep pushing hard at sound management and think that wolves should still be totally protected and to spread across the country as they were at the time the Pilgrims landed. And while the wolves were first being encouraged to expand there was solid help from the public to let them expand, more recent evidence is as these animals do what they were designed to do, killing wildlife and family dogs out hunting....the tide has turned and many now see them as threats...which was exactly the way it was back in the 1800's before they were protected.

They are prolific breeders under the right conditions and are in no danger now of becoming eradicated.

misty_pines
12-26-2012, 12:28 PM
mpease:
i had this same picture emailed to me from a good friend who had it emailed to him from a friend that knows this guy. apparently he works for the dnr and with this picture I got from him was another picture of this wolf and a huge ten pointer he shot a few minutes after this wolf. they were both laying in the cab of a polaris rzr. they also confirmed what you said it was shot in merrril.

From what I can tell, this information is correct except that the wolf actually weighed 95 or 98 lbs, not 165 lbs. According to what I found, "Adrian P. Wydeven; Carnivore Ecologist;Wisconsin Department of Natrual Resources is the source of the facts about the 98 pounder."

http://www.thewildlifenews.com/2012/12/21/big-wolf-just-95lbs/

http://coyotes-wolves-cougars.blogspot.com/2012/12/accurate-and-confirmed-information-has.html

m8man
01-10-2013, 08:48 PM
I have been scared shi%$#** by wolves before... I had one 20 feet from me staring me down on my property and it would not budge, it seemed to look right through me. Now I have went out and purchased a couple firearms that are more capable than my 12 guage. I have a 10 yr old and a 5 yr old who play outside. If I see another it will be dead. They are useless and cause trouble. I will not hesitate to give one a third eye. A good friend of mine had his dog surrounded on a table in Chassell and when he yelled at them to scram they went after him. He now carries a sidearm.

m8man

durphee
01-15-2013, 11:34 PM
I am wondering if anyone on here can give me info on the wolf hunt and/ or just general info on wolves? I am a Professor of Environmental Biology and many students have interests in wolves. Any info would help, especially first hand experiences. Please don' t think this is a anti hunt campaign, wildlife needs population control. Feel free to post or PM me.

rtrypwr
01-17-2013, 12:30 AM
If you want more info on the wolf hunt in WI you should contact the nearest wildlife biologist at the WI DNR they will be more than happy to discuss the season and information they have with you durphee. The WI DNR is very approachable and the passion of its' employees for what they do is astonishing. PM me if you want direct contacts as I could probably get those for you, but just going to the WI DNR website should provide you with contact infor.