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Re: More wolves than elk in Taneum
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2017, 04:20:58 PM »
If you enlarge the sightings map you can see a number of sightings in Puget Sound. I know wolves can swim but....maybe they are feasting on killer whales? Their tracking system is obviously flawed and not reliable.

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Re: More wolves than elk in Taneum
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2017, 04:32:43 PM »
Would love to see pics of his bull if he gives you permission to post it.

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Re: More wolves than elk in Taneum
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2017, 04:43:38 PM »
I assume the "confirmed" means that a bio has significant physical evidence to say there is a pack living in a certain place.  They may have strong suspicions, even know they are there but haven't scientifically proven it yet.

Kind of like we know gravity exists but it is still a theory.

If they are in 336, by next year or the year after they will be in 346 and there will be plenty of sightings.

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Re: More wolves than elk in Taneum
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2017, 04:55:01 PM »
If you enlarge the sightings map you can see a number of sightings in Puget Sound. I know wolves can swim but....maybe they are feasting on killer whales? Their tracking system is obviously flawed and not reliable.

Thankyou for articulating my point.
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Re: More wolves than elk in Taneum
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2017, 04:59:19 PM »
Last year scouting for my peaches tag I howled into Big Creek for fun and got an immidiate response from the bottom. Sounded like an adult and pups. I wish I recorded it. I didn't report it. I will now.
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Re: More wolves than elk in Taneum
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2017, 04:59:49 PM »
There are actually more elk than wolves. The wolves have been there for years. The elk are smart and get call shy when people start bugling with wolves in the area.. Factor in the heat and this year has been odd. Glad your buddy got a bull, persistence pays off. I would love to have that tag.

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Re: More wolves than elk in Taneum
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2017, 05:07:21 PM »
Last year scouting for my peaches tag I howled into Big Creek for fun and got an immidiate response from the bottom. Sounded like an adult and pups. I wish I recorded it. I didn't report it. I will now.

If I get bored in October I'll try that.  I actually really like wolves - except when they are where I want to hunt.  So, I guess I usually don't like them.

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Re: More wolves than elk in Taneum
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2017, 08:43:39 AM »
I agree the wolves have been in the Taneum Unit for years. We were within a 150 yards of one back in the late 80's in the Log Greek drainage. South side of Cole Butte, big wolf standing on an open hill side.  In the head of Jim Creek we had 2 run in front of the truck around 2006 or so.

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Re: More wolves than elk in Taneum
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2017, 09:01:16 AM »
There are actually more elk than wolves.

I think the OP was just saying he saw more wolves than elk.  There are hundreds, and probably at times thousands, of elk in that unit.  I would think that area could support 10-15 wolves MAX. 

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Re: More wolves than elk in Taneum
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2017, 08:25:40 AM »
There are actually more elk than wolves.

I think the OP was just saying he saw more wolves than elk.  There are hundreds, and probably at times thousands, of elk in that unit.  I would think that area could support 10-15 wolves MAX.

I've hunted in that unit most of my life. There's no elk at all! Only wolves. No deer or bear either lol.

I think I need to brush up on identifying wolf tracks vs coyote. I've been seeing alot more dog tracks the last five or so years but k never really gave them any attention. Think I will look a little closer next time. I've never seen or heard wolves up there but it certainly wouldn't surprise me at all.

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Re: More wolves than elk in Taneum
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2017, 09:35:00 AM »
If you enlarge the sightings map you can see a number of sightings in Puget Sound. I know wolves can swim but....maybe they are feasting on killer whales? Their tracking system is obviously flawed and not reliable.

Thankyou for articulating my point.

Pretty sure the tracking system is based on public reports, GPS coordinates, locations given.
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Re: More wolves than elk in Taneum
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2017, 10:53:47 AM »
We heard one howling at night up there 3 years ago. We were camped just past the lower riders camp area off the end of West taneum .

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Re: More wolves than elk in Taneum
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2017, 06:37:41 AM »
Well, I believe I found my first wolf track up elk hunting this past weekend. The snow certainly helped.

The good news though was I was still able to bump into elk and deer in about the normal frequency and there was still ungulate sign aplenty.

 

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