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Big Game Hunting => Wolves => Topic started by: turkeyfeather on January 14, 2021, 06:31:08 AM

Title: New property
Post by: turkeyfeather on January 14, 2021, 06:31:08 AM
My wife and I just closed on our piece of paradise this last Monday. 20 acres at the base of Deer lake Mt. in Loon Lake. Had a forester up there yesterday walking the property and preparing out timber management plan so we can keep the forest land designation on the property. He called yesterday afternoon and one of the first things he asked was if we had a big dog. Told him no and besides we hadn't been up there in a couple of weeks. He then says....."I think you have a couple wolves then". He then tells me that he came across fresh cougar tracks as well. We expected the possibility of bears and cats but wasn't sure beings it's not to far from town. But we have hunted around Loon Lake and know people that live in the area. They have never said anything about wolves before. Anyone else heard of them in this area?
Title: Re: New property
Post by: Smokepole on January 14, 2021, 06:40:28 AM
Yes that area is infested with them.  I think they're planting them other places, too.
Title: Re: New property
Post by: Smokepole on January 14, 2021, 06:46:22 AM
I would imagine most wolf sightings go unreported.  I see 1 or 2 every year in Central WA.

https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/at-risk/species-recovery/gray-wolf/observations
Title: Re: New property
Post by: nwwanderer on January 14, 2021, 07:25:30 AM
Common, wolf central
Title: Re: New property
Post by: Buckhunter24 on January 14, 2021, 07:33:38 AM
Last time I was up Buck Creek there were signs posted saying there was live traps out in the area, this was last summer. I have seen wolves in the past in the area as well.
Title: Re: New property
Post by: bearpaw on January 14, 2021, 07:53:55 AM
predator central, you have it all in that area
Title: Re: New property
Post by: rainshadow1 on January 14, 2021, 10:32:26 AM
I have a spot over the ridge from you NE of there, I've heard them howling... and I haven't been there for a couple years.
Title: Re: New property
Post by: jrebel on January 14, 2021, 03:04:48 PM
We are north west of you and we have had 4 on trail cams the last two winters.   Havenít checked the cams yet this year but Iím sure we will have pics of a couple. 
Title: Re: New property
Post by: hunter399 on January 14, 2021, 04:12:25 PM
I lived at the base of deer lake mountain growing up as a kid.
I  hunted that area for 20 + years .
Things sure have changed since 35 years ago.If you think the hunting is good now hahahaha..... You should of hunted years ago .Its been about 15 years since I was in buck crk.
All I will say is been around those mountains awhile.The base of deer lk mountain is a pretty wide area.
Title: Re: New property
Post by: Skyvalhunter on January 14, 2021, 04:55:55 PM
That are is infested with them. Hope you don't think your going to do any hunting deer there
Title: Re: New property
Post by: 2MANY on January 14, 2021, 06:18:31 PM
What a negative post.
Of course the OP will be doing some hunting in his new area.
Title: Re: New property
Post by: jrebel on January 14, 2021, 06:27:29 PM
What a negative post.
Of course the OP will be doing some hunting in his new area.

Great bear and turkey hunting.   Iím sure there are still deer around too.....just not like 35 years ago.  That could be said for all of Washington though. 
Title: Re: New property
Post by: 253shotgunner on January 14, 2021, 09:49:18 PM
Def good turkey hunting in the area. Can I turkey hunt with you? I have seen deer and coyote in the general area. Enjoy your new property!
Title: Re: New property
Post by: Smokepole on January 15, 2021, 04:59:19 AM
Get a dog with a good nose & she'll tell you what's going on.  Our lab can smell a cat, bear, or wolf a mile a way.  Keep a shotgun handy.  It's not that big a deal.  They could be just passing through.  Wolves usually clean out a place and move on.  If you feed deer near your house, you'll have a greater chance of seeing these predators.   :twocents:
Title: Re: New property
Post by: hunter399 on January 15, 2021, 07:11:15 AM
I always take wolf sighting with a grain of salt ,If it was me ,I would put a trail cam out and see what you get .Thats about the only way to positive tell what roaming your property.
Congrats on the new land.Happy Hunting.Good Luck.
Title: Re: New property
Post by: Ghost Hunter on January 15, 2021, 07:21:26 AM
Congrats on your new property.  Put the cameras out.  I'd bet you'll be surprised on the variety of game you get.
Title: Re: New property
Post by: nwwanderer on January 15, 2021, 07:44:58 AM
Hope to see some pics and the large canids run huge areas, likely you will not see them even when in your area.
Title: Re: New property
Post by: highcountry_hunter on January 17, 2021, 10:53:18 AM
Hauled logs out of buck creek for a few weeks in December. No shortage of wolf tracks every time we got fresh snow.
Title: Re: New property
Post by: timberfaller on January 17, 2021, 12:31:21 PM
Every time I was up in the NE corner hunting White tail, wolves were there.  Canada is only a border, wildlife don't care!  Who knows what the state game department planted!! :bash:
Title: Re: New property
Post by: benhuntin on January 17, 2021, 01:40:12 PM
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Not far from you. Lots of them in there.


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Title: Re: New property
Post by: highcountry_hunter on January 17, 2021, 08:33:45 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210117/bd68c756886f74e06d022f0f0b89e26e.jpg)
Not far from you. Lots of them in there.


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Man those are some big coyotes!