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Big Game Hunting => Wolves => Topic started by: Wanttohuntmore on November 25, 2020, 08:56:16 PM

Title: Western Washington wolves
Post by: Wanttohuntmore on November 25, 2020, 08:56:16 PM
This is really gnawing at me.   I saw a wolf near Colville a week ago,  got within 80 yds of me and I got pictures of its tracks.   Last year in the Willapa unit I saw 3 or 4 sets of tracks in mud that look identical.   There were no human tracks on this walk in road.  I'm just curious if there are any confirmed sightings or photos of wolves on the west side.  After seeing there size and speed going uphill for 500 yds I'm really afraid for the deer and elk.   The snow photo is the confirmed wolf,  the dirt one I'm not sure.

Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: Wanttohuntmore on November 25, 2020, 09:01:26 PM
Here's the questionable track that was with 2 other sets.
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: stickbuck on November 25, 2020, 09:24:18 PM
Oh man! Thatís a big track in the 2nd pic. Definitely makes you wonder.


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Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: PolarBear on November 25, 2020, 09:39:28 PM
We have seen wolf sign in Boistfort, Pe Ell South and Vail.  I know several loggers who have seen wolves out of Pe Ell.
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: SWHUNTER on November 25, 2020, 09:41:39 PM
They are here. A friend saw 2 of them during late buck season. I saw 3 sets tracks last winter.
Others have pics and stories. It sucks but is the reality.
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: Bob33 on November 25, 2020, 10:00:16 PM
https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/at-risk/species-recovery/gray-wolf/observations (https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/at-risk/species-recovery/gray-wolf/observations)
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: 257 Wby Mag on November 25, 2020, 10:43:50 PM
We have seen wolf sign in Boistfort, Pe Ell South and Vail.  I know several loggers who have seen wolves out of Pe Ell.

Oh not this again...
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: 257 Wby Mag on November 25, 2020, 10:44:59 PM
They are here. A friend saw 2 of them during late buck season. I saw 3 sets tracks last winter.
Others have pics and stories. It sucks but is the reality.

What general area?
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: ne kid on November 25, 2020, 10:47:33 PM
They are probably just unemployed Seattle police dogs.
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: Caseyd on November 25, 2020, 10:57:03 PM
Nails look trimmed in 2nd pic
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: 257 Wby Mag on November 25, 2020, 11:11:53 PM
Nails look trimmed in 2nd pic
:chuckle: :dunno:

Ya donít let your lab out, god forbid itíll be a wolf track!! Haha
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: optic2 on November 26, 2020, 02:37:58 AM
https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/at-risk/species-recovery/gray-wolf/observations (https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/at-risk/species-recovery/gray-wolf/observations)

That doesn't seem very accurate. Zoom into the city of Seattle and there you will see sightings on the map. I think we can all agree there aren't any wolves running around in the Seattle city limits. If you read through the notes one of them even says it was a coyote.
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: Russ McDonald on November 26, 2020, 04:54:17 AM
There was a wolf hit just east of North Bend on I90 a couple years back.  If you do a search there are also some game cam pics from around  North Bend of a wolf. The one hit on I 90 was a confirmed wolf.

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Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: grundy53 on November 26, 2020, 06:17:28 AM
Their are people I know that swear there are wolves in the Willapa hills. There have been rumored sightings. These are locals that spend a lot of time in the woods. I'm still sceptical. It would be awful if true.

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Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: SWHUNTER on November 26, 2020, 07:20:18 AM
They are here. A friend saw 2 of them during late buck season. I saw 3 sets tracks last winter.
Others have pics and stories. It sucks but is the reality.

What general area?
Darrington area
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: Southpole on November 26, 2020, 08:48:25 AM
They are here. A friend saw 2 of them during late buck season. I saw 3 sets tracks last winter.
Others have pics and stories. It sucks but is the reality.

What general area?
Darrington area

 :yeah:  they've also been in the Skagit/whatcom areas for years. I think the state is pretty much covered by now.
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: boneaddict on November 26, 2020, 09:05:03 AM
I think down town Olympia needs a few.   
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: Pegasus on November 26, 2020, 09:06:11 AM
Beware because the wolves in western Washington are wolves in sheep's clothing...
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: 3nails on November 26, 2020, 09:16:38 AM
 There's at least one pack in Whatcom/Skagit. No idea why the state won't recognize them.
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: ThomMedic on November 27, 2020, 11:53:41 AM
I wonder if many of the wolf sightings are of Wolf/Shepherd mix. I saw one once on JBLM housing area, beautiful large animal with shepard markings and wolf like face and body. Later I learned there are hobbyist in Pierce county that raise and breed hybrids. I guess this raises a lot of questions such as what if they are interbreeding with real wolves. How would a hunter be able to recognize such an animal in the wild when the WDFW doesn't document that wolves are in that area, then it must be a coyote, legal to shoot?
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: HighlandLofts on November 30, 2020, 02:47:51 AM
There are some in the Sedro-Wooley area.
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: Skyvalhunter on November 30, 2020, 05:19:44 AM
So whats the concern by the OP? We have been thru this before.
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: Southpole on November 30, 2020, 07:38:11 AM
So whats the concern by the OP? We have been thru this before.
:yeah:
Not to be harsh but wolves in western Washington is kinda old news.
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: Special T on November 30, 2020, 09:10:02 AM
They are here. A friend saw 2 of them during late buck season. I saw 3 sets tracks last winter.
Others have pics and stories. It sucks but is the reality.

What general area?
Darrington area

 :yeah:  they've also been in the Skagit/whatcom areas for years. I think the state is pretty much covered by now.

USFW has a documented pack in the area East between Rockport and Darrington. Wolves have been seen in this area, and many loggers have seen them N to the boarder. Additionally Tracts and pictures of a pack of wolves on the Nooksack were taken by a member on here. Sadly those pics can no longer be found on this site. Ive looked several times.
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: Wanttohuntmore on December 01, 2020, 08:45:42 PM

Just trying to figure out what those tracks are.   If there are wolves I'm sure there is probably some game cam footage.
So whats the concern by the OP? We have been thru this before.
:yeah:
No to be harsh but wolves in western Washington is kinda old news.
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: fowl smacker on December 01, 2020, 09:18:49 PM
I know for a FACT that 2 wolves have been seen in Willapa Hills, 4 years ago.
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: bracer40 on December 01, 2020, 09:39:47 PM
I think down town Olympia needs a few.

 :yeah:
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: wolfbait on December 02, 2020, 04:21:14 PM
They are here. A friend saw 2 of them during late buck season. I saw 3 sets tracks last winter.
Others have pics and stories. It sucks but is the reality.

What general area?
Darrington area

 :yeah:  they've also been in the Skagit/whatcom areas for years. I think the state is pretty much covered by now.

USFW has a documented pack in the area East between Rockport and Darrington. Wolves have been seen in this area, and many loggers have seen them N to the boarder. Additionally Tracts and pictures of a pack of wolves on the Nooksack were taken by a member on here. Sadly those pics can no longer be found on this site. Ive looked several times.


Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: Special T on December 02, 2020, 04:23:42 PM
They are here. A friend saw 2 of them during late buck season. I saw 3 sets tracks last winter.
Others have pics and stories. It sucks but is the reality.

What general area?
Darrington area

 :yeah:  they've also been in the Skagit/whatcom areas for years. I think the state is pretty much covered by now.

USFW has a documented pack in the area East between Rockport and Darrington. Wolves have been seen in this area, and many loggers have seen them N to the boarder. Additionally Tracts and pictures of a pack of wolves on the Nooksack were taken by a member on here. Sadly those pics can no longer be found on this site. Ive looked several times.

Im saving that pic! did you find it on the site or save it on your computer? I know the guy that took that pic!
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: wolfbait on December 02, 2020, 05:28:46 PM
They are here. A friend saw 2 of them during late buck season. I saw 3 sets tracks last winter.
Others have pics and stories. It sucks but is the reality.

What general area?
Darrington area

 :yeah:  they've also been in the Skagit/whatcom areas for years. I think the state is pretty much covered by now.

USFW has a documented pack in the area East between Rockport and Darrington. Wolves have been seen in this area, and many loggers have seen them N to the boarder. Additionally Tracts and pictures of a pack of wolves on the Nooksack were taken by a member on here. Sadly those pics can no longer be found on this site. Ive looked several times.

Im saving that pic! did you find it on the site or save it on your computer? I know the guy that took that pic!

I have a wolf encyclopedia on external hard drives, years of info.... ;)
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: RC3 on December 02, 2020, 05:46:25 PM
There are a lot of big coyotes on the west side I think lol!
Title: Re: Western Washington wolves
Post by: Demoguy33 on April 05, 2021, 08:59:11 AM
We have seen wolf sign in Boistfort, Pe Ell South and Vail.  I know several loggers who have seen wolves out of Pe Ell.

I have seen one Wolf in the Boistfort Valley,  friends of mine that live out there have also seen them!