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Big Game Hunting => Wolves => Topic started by: Boss .300 winmag on December 10, 2019, 10:53:20 AM

Title: LOLO ELK HERD. FIXED LINK
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on December 10, 2019, 10:53:20 AM
https://thegreatwhitehunter.wordpress.com/2010/02/28/wolf-depradation-numbers-the-real-story/?unapproved=12825&moderati
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD
Post by: Naches Sportsman on December 10, 2019, 10:54:58 AM
Have a valid link? Theres still at least 2 elk left.
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD
Post by: rackattack on December 10, 2019, 10:57:33 AM
Link not working.  There was two elk left, that pictures 1 1/2 months old.
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on December 10, 2019, 11:33:45 AM
Fixed it.👍
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD
Post by: Go Blue on December 10, 2019, 07:27:37 PM
This is where hunters need to take care of the problem.
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD
Post by: WapitiTalk1 on December 10, 2019, 07:33:02 PM
The Lolo and Selway were ground zero for ID wolf introduction. Selway pre wolf elk herd 17+ K, down to 2K now.
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD
Post by: Naches Sportsman on December 10, 2019, 08:08:39 PM
I'll be in this country after Christmas looking for wolves. Been doing a ton of research on the topo maps and the ground and have a decent game plan. Guys I talked to who hunted hard this year didn't see a single bull all season.
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD
Post by: Bango skank on December 10, 2019, 08:12:24 PM
Im heading to the panhandle to hunt wolves next month, and planning on calling bears in the lolo in june, and ill have wolf tags for that too.
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD
Post by: Dan-o on December 10, 2019, 09:08:46 PM
Have a valid link? Theres still at least 2 elk left.

The one on the right won't last long.

It looks like the wolves ate her head.
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD. FIXED LINK
Post by: wolfbait on December 10, 2019, 09:58:32 PM
"One wolf will kill 20 elk per year," not counting surplus killings,

How many deer will one wolf kill per year? 40 plus?

According to WDFW wolves started "migrating" to WA in 2002. Remember the lie of "first wolf pack in 70 years?

In Washington, Feds Opt For Wolf Introduction Over Recovery


https://www.skinnymoose.com/bbb/2010/06/08/in-washington-feds-opt-for-wolf-introduction-over-recovery/
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD. FIXED LINK
Post by: huntnnw on December 10, 2019, 10:36:27 PM
wife and I are taking the trapping certification classes in ID this winter. Where I plan to start trapping and hoping to do my part in helping elk. A guy outta St Maries this year has already filled his 20 wolf tags trapping.
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD. FIXED LINK
Post by: Naches Sportsman on December 16, 2019, 09:59:33 PM
I'll be spending 4-5 nights starting Sunday in the back of my truck up the Lochsa. Hope the temps don't get too cold, but the snow on the ground and forecasted snow is promising for some good hunting.
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD. FIXED LINK
Post by: huntnnw on December 16, 2019, 10:19:49 PM
hope you whack a few!
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD. FIXED LINK
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on December 16, 2019, 10:24:22 PM
hope you whack a few!

 :yeah:
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD. FIXED LINK
Post by: Bango skank on December 17, 2019, 03:26:59 AM
Im itching to get out and hunt wolves.  Less than 2 weeks to go before my 2020 tags are valid.
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD. FIXED LINK
Post by: zwickeyman on December 17, 2019, 05:21:39 AM
The good news about WA Wolves is when we finally get a chance to hunt and trap we will have a ton of knowledge learned from hunting them in Idaho first. It will give us a better start then what they had in Idaho the first year
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD. FIXED LINK
Post by: Skyvalhunter on December 17, 2019, 05:28:20 AM
It will be interesting when it comes to trapping and having to live trap them. Hunting? doubtful anytime soon
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD. FIXED LINK
Post by: nwwanderer on December 17, 2019, 07:14:31 AM
Boot hunting may be tougher than your call in lion.  Idaho has put some spook in them for sure.  Get after them and good luck!!!
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD. FIXED LINK
Post by: 2MANY on December 17, 2019, 07:49:24 AM
wife and I are taking the trapping certification classes in ID this winter. Where I plan to start trapping and hoping to do my part in helping elk. A guy outta St Maries this year has already filled his 20 wolf tags trapping.

True story.
I'm surprised I've never heard them howling there.
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD
Post by: pianoman9701 on December 17, 2019, 08:10:41 AM
This is where hunters need to take care of the problem.

Hunters would be a small and largely ineffective part of the solution. Rigorous trapping needs to be a key component of wolf management.
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD. FIXED LINK
Post by: Machias on December 17, 2019, 08:48:39 AM
I'll be spending 4-5 nights starting Sunday in the back of my truck up the Lochsa. Hope the temps don't get too cold, but the snow on the ground and forecasted snow is promising for some good hunting.

Good luck and be safe!!
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD. FIXED LINK
Post by: Machias on December 17, 2019, 08:51:07 AM
The good news about WA Wolves is when we finally get a chance to hunt and trap we will have a ton of knowledge learned from hunting them in Idaho first. It will give us a better start then what they had in Idaho the first year

 :chuckle: :chuckle:
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD. FIXED LINK
Post by: pianoman9701 on December 17, 2019, 09:07:54 AM
The good news about WA Wolves is when we finally get a chance to hunt and trap we will have a ton of knowledge learned from hunting them in Idaho first. It will give us a better start then what they had in Idaho the first year

 :chuckle: :chuckle:

When do you expect this hunting season to happen, in the year 20Never?
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD. FIXED LINK
Post by: bowhunterforever on December 17, 2019, 11:46:38 AM
Get um
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD
Post by: huntnnw on December 17, 2019, 10:33:22 PM
This is where hunters need to take care of the problem.

Hunters would be a small and largely ineffective part of the solution. Rigorous trapping needs to be a key component of wolf management.

over 50 wolves alone outta that area around St maries killed this year. All I know that saved alot of deer, elk and moose
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD. FIXED LINK
Post by: Bango skank on December 17, 2019, 11:40:13 PM
The good news about WA Wolves is when we finally get a chance to hunt and trap we will have a ton of knowledge learned from hunting them in Idaho first. It will give us a better start then what they had in Idaho the first year

 :chuckle: :chuckle:

When do you expect this hunting season to happen, in the year 20Never?

Wolf hunting, 20never.  Trapping, a couple years later.
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD. FIXED LINK
Post by: Utah on December 25, 2019, 10:38:52 PM
My buddies uncle trapped 20 wolves this year in Idaho.  I'm signed up for a general trapping class in March.  Then I'll get wolf certified.  Hounds on the way for Idaho cats and bear hunts!    :)
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD. FIXED LINK
Post by: huntnnw on December 25, 2019, 10:50:07 PM
we are signed up for both classes and hopefully be running some traps next fall.
Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD. FIXED LINK
Post by: zwickeyman on December 26, 2019, 07:21:40 AM
Pianoman and Bango

Wishful thinking I guess. You guys are probably right. Even when the day comes, it will be lawsuits and such just like Wisconsin and Idaho and it gets pushed out over and over

Title: Re: LOLO ELK HERD. FIXED LINK
Post by: Naches Sportsman on December 26, 2019, 07:39:35 PM
Was in 12 last Sunday. Saw +/- 70 elk in the stretch of highway before daylight and 17 miles of ground I covered.

Saw lots more elk sign in the drainage I was set up and calling wolves in. Wolves were in that drainage less than a day before I went up there. Lots of wolf *censored* and tracks on the trails and ridges I walked. Less than 6" of snow on top of the ridges I was on. Hoping to get down there again in a few weeks once it snows so I can cover more ground on skis.