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Wolves tree DNR worker in Okanogan county
« Reply #92 on: July 13, 2018, 09:05:38 PM »
A friend's wife and daughter were attacked in their yard.  Locked themselves in the garden until the wolves finally left.  I don't have permission to post anything more than that, but it's one of three people I know personally who've encountered aggressive wolves in the past two years.

In Washington?

In North Idaho.  Close enough.

So where wolves are managed. Contrary to the belief of at least a few in this thread, this wouldnít happen in an area where wolves are delisted and managed by the state.
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Re: Wolves tree DNR worker in Okanogan county
« Reply #93 on: July 13, 2018, 09:52:52 PM »
What I donít understand is why would they send an unarmed woman in the area where the wolves are to do salmon research? Seems like an idiotic idea. Maybe they should be watching their gps tracking data a little more closely
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Re: Wolves tree DNR worker in Okanogan county
« Reply #94 on: July 13, 2018, 09:59:13 PM »
What I donít understand is why would they send an unarmed woman in the area where the wolves are to do salmon research? Seems like an idiotic idea. Maybe they should be watching their gps tracking data a little more closely

 :yeah:

But I didnít think bios can carry while working. And Iím sure an intern type employee wouldnít be allowed to either

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Re: Wolves tree DNR worker in Okanogan county
« Reply #95 on: July 13, 2018, 09:59:58 PM »
What I donít understand is why would they send an unarmed woman in the area where the wolves are to do salmon research? Seems like an idiotic idea. Maybe they should be watching their gps tracking data a little more closely



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Re: Wolves tree DNR worker in Okanogan county
« Reply #96 on: July 13, 2018, 10:00:48 PM »
I think the left hand wasn't talking to the right hand.  fish side vs game side.
From the WDFW statements we know the wolves were collared, but salmon is on the fish side of USFWS, so may not have been in good communication about wolves from the other side dealing with game (just speculation on my part).  She is a USFWS employee and not with WDFW.

Also, I find this interesting:
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Stohr said it appears the researcher was close to a wolf denning site or rendezvous area, and that it is common for wolves to bark, howl, and approach people or other animals when protecting their pups. He said some initial reports stated incorrectly that the researcher was in a developed campground. In fact, the site is several miles from either a designated campground or maintained road.

So a wolf den site 2 miles from a campground is being pitched as "a long ways away, no danger to the people in the campground"  but if Diamond M have a salt block 2 miles from a den site they didn't know about then its "dropping cattle on top of a denning site".

2 miles is nothing for a wolf.

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Re: Wolves tree DNR worker in Okanogan county
« Reply #97 on: July 13, 2018, 10:07:27 PM »
What I donít understand is why would they send an unarmed woman in the area where the wolves are to do salmon research? Seems like an idiotic idea. Maybe they should be watching their gps tracking data a little more closely

 :yeah:

But I didnít think bios can carry while working. And Iím sure an intern type employee wouldnít be allowed to either

Yeah Iím pretty sure your right from what Iíve read. All the more reason to not put her in that area alone without a piece
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Re: Wolves tree DNR worker in Okanogan county
« Reply #98 on: July 13, 2018, 10:21:07 PM »
They should be escorted by USWFS rangers or WDFW police until they can come up with a better idea than a gal running around in wolf, cougar and grizz country with nothing more than a can of bear spray. 


Also, she used the bear spray on the wolf/s.  No indication if it was use properly so we can speculate about that, but others have used it properly on wolves to no effect.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/wolf-chases-cyclist-on-alaska-highway-in-yukon-1.1393925

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That's when he blasted the wolf in the face. (with bear spray)

"And he backed up about 20 feet and I thought he was going to stop," he said.

"I thought, 'What a wild story. I'm glad that's over.' Then he kept running again and came back up to the back of my bike and actually attacked the back of my bike and ended up ripping the bag that I carry my tent stakes and poles in and ripped it off the back of my bike and spilled it all over the highway."

He blasted the wolf right in the face numerous times to no effect, there's other stories and videos of wolves being sprayed with little to no effect as well. 

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Re: Wolves tree DNR worker in Okanogan county
« Reply #99 on: July 13, 2018, 10:25:25 PM »
I agree 100 percent KF that she should have been accompanied by others. Sadly, I highly doubt that will ever happen
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Re: Wolves tree DNR worker in Okanogan county
« Reply #100 on: July 13, 2018, 10:25:42 PM »
There was a thread from hirshey a few seasons ago about wolves pushing her out of a high hunt area.

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Re: Wolves tree DNR worker in Okanogan county
« Reply #101 on: July 14, 2018, 12:02:51 AM »
If I get the chance I'd like to "spray" a wolf in the face and see what happens. :dunno:
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Re: Wolves tree DNR worker in Okanogan county
« Reply #102 on: July 14, 2018, 07:00:07 AM »
If these idiots need to be escorted around, maybe the person with the gun should do the work instead..
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Re: Wolves tree DNR worker in Okanogan county
« Reply #104 on: July 14, 2018, 08:18:25 AM »
If these idiots need to be escorted around, maybe the person with the gun should do the work instead..
I agree let her carry or have someone who does do it.
I don't quite understand why she can't carry unless that's her choice
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