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Wolves hunting moose in Northeast Washington
« on: January 28, 2012, 10:21:33 AM »
GMU 111 - Jan 28,2012
A trapper friend just messaged and then called me:

He just seen where two wolves chased a moose down the Paradise Rd in GMU 111 for about 2 miles and followed the moose over the bank. He said the wolves were right on the moose's tail. The moose which appears to be a bull by the size of the tracks, tried to go uphill, you could see they caught him up there, had a little standoff and tore things up pretty good, then the moose broke downhill and went down across the road.

He says might go back up and walk the tracks out to see if the wolves finished killing the moose.

He has recent pictures this winter of several wolves in that area and it's likely that it was two of these wolves.
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Re: Wolves hunting moose in Northeast Washington
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2012, 10:24:41 AM »
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Re: Wolves hunting moose in Northeast Washington
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2012, 10:29:46 AM »
GMU 101 - January 2012 - Moose Killed by 3 wolves

Wolf tracks were found last week on S. Fork Sherman Creek Road. The guys followed the tracks 50 yards off the side of the road and found a fresh moose kill. It appears to be 3 wolves feeding on the kill. They set up trail cams and left. Hopefully they will get trail cam photos of those wolves as well. I have two different hunters who reported wolves this last hunting season 2011 near the same area. Wolf tracks have also been documented on Graves Mtn, Bridge Creek, S Sherman, and Barnaby Creek.
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Re: Wolves hunting moose in Northeast Washington
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2012, 10:30:42 AM »
Three blacks in the one pic and one grey.   Bastages......


The moose must have been sickly becasue all they kill right?   (sarcasm at its finest)

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Re: Wolves hunting moose in Northeast Washington
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2012, 10:34:11 AM »
BOOM!! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! , sound of a shovel digging followed by footsteps walking away. Just sayin my  :twocents:
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Re: Wolves hunting moose in Northeast Washington
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2012, 10:40:30 AM »
Makes me fn sick.  I sure hope all these guys on here that supported being able to hunt wolves in wa are fn happy.  What a damn shame, and its just the start. Wait till we start seeing them take elk down in the wintering areas, wolf lovers can p iss off.
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Re: Wolves hunting moose in Northeast Washington
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2012, 10:40:59 AM »
I tried to sort out tracks in the Sherman area and believe that pack to be 12 strong.   They are wreaking havoc on the muledeer on the South Kettle Crest.  I am seriously hoping the tribe gets involved as they are all over the northern boundary.   Thats some of Peones favorite hunting grounds, so I am hoping he takes a personal interest in it.

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Re: Wolves hunting moose in Northeast Washington
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2012, 10:42:36 AM »
I wish I could get over to my place and check my cams. They was last checked Nov. 20th and I am sure the Batt. are about run out now. Unit 111

We did hear howls in Nov. up Frisco (Cedar creek). No sightings but positive they were wolves. I figured they were part of or a breakoff of the smackout pack since it's only a stones throw away.

They are spreading out fast.  :bash:

Dale, let me know if you feel like restoring batt in my cam and I will repay you. They are on my privite property. Easy access.  :chuckle:
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Re: Wolves hunting moose in Northeast Washington
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2012, 10:46:26 AM »
The SanPoil pack is spreading DRAMATICALLY!   

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Re: Wolves hunting moose in Northeast Washington
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2012, 10:55:14 AM »
I wish I could get over to my place and check my cams. They was last checked Nov. 20th and I am sure the Batt. are about run out now. Unit 111

We did hear howls in Nov. up Frisco (Cedar creek). No sightings but positive they were wolves. I figured they were part of or a breakoff of the smackout pack since it's only a stones throw away.

They are spreading out fast.  :bash:

Dale, let me know if you feel like restoring batt in my cam and I will repay you. They are on my privite property. Easy access.  :chuckle:

I'm still in Idaho, but headed home soon, I might be able to do that for you. Let's talk after I get home and I will try to do that for you.

FYI - Another hunter on the Ione side found tracks of 5 to 6 wolves on the opposite side from Frisco over by Metalline in fall 2011, I'm nearly certain there are two packs and maybe 3 packs. I also have two visual sightings of 5 adult wolves in 2011, clear down east of Colville near Hwy 20. In the winter of 2009 and winter 2010 we saw tracks of 4 to 5 adults in one group and two adults in another group. We are pretty sure it's the group of two that had the pups this year that the rancher found for WDFW. It could be the group of 4-5 that is the group of 5 being seen east of Colville. It's also very possible there are three packs in that unit now.
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Re: Wolves hunting moose in Northeast Washington
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2012, 11:04:46 AM »
There is a new one establishing in Hellsgate.   I've seen strays(singles) several years now.   This year there were three working where they dumped the sheep.   I am hoping to catch them this spring down there on film.

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Re: Wolves hunting moose in Northeast Washington
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2012, 11:05:54 AM »
I'd like to get on film one straddled a nice collared ram from Clemans down on the Rez.    I am thinking that will light some fires.

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Re: Wolves hunting moose in Northeast Washington
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2012, 11:20:12 AM »
There is a new one establishing in Hellsgate.   I've seen strays(singles) several years now.   This year there were three working where they dumped the sheep.   I am hoping to catch them this spring down there on film.

Across the river as well.  The same morning I saw 2-3 sets of tracks on a deer kill, my partner  saw 4-5 tracks in another spot on the spokane res, just a few miles away. They were not the same ones. :bash: :bash:

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Re: Wolves hunting moose in Northeast Washington
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2012, 11:40:24 AM »
Ok wolf supporters where the h ell are you?? Give us some positives on this subject, I'd like to here your point of view now.
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Re: Wolves hunting moose in Northeast Washington
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2012, 11:47:13 AM »
I knew it was just a matter of time before stories like this would start being posted, I guess I just wasn't prepaid for it to come so quickly and the reality of it just makes more more pissed than I thought I would be.  Why, why did this have to happen? Our kids future with hunting is not going to be the same as it was for us older hunters, what a damn shame. So yes, I have no love for any wolf supporters at all. Sorry for the negativaty, I just didn't expect the reality so soon. Very sad future with hunting ahead of us guys.
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Re: Wolves hunting moose in Northeast Washington
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2012, 11:58:56 AM »
WDFW would say those are coyotes, but if they were wolves they're not a breeding pair. Besides, there's no harm to wolves hunting moose since there are so many moose in this state.   :bash: :bash:

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Re: Wolves hunting moose in Northeast Washington
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2012, 11:30:08 AM »
I was up S Fork Sherman Cr last month and ran across tracks of a group of 4 wolves.  2 full size tracks with 2 smaller tracks.  First time I have seen any wolf sign around here.  My heart just sunk.
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