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mn5503
October 31st, 2011, 07:14 PM
Just had another very healthy looking wolf trot behind me at 20 yards. I'm about ready to throw in the towel. Hard to compete with them this year. It's pathetic.

itallushrt
October 31st, 2011, 07:18 PM
Sss!

Quartermoons
October 31st, 2011, 07:19 PM
Missouri is over the counter, come on down. And the moon phases the next couple of weeks is perfect! :) Couldn't resist that one. Can't imagine how difficult that has to make your season, if you had the time you are seriously welcome for either bow or firearms to hunt.

bowhunterdave
October 31st, 2011, 07:25 PM
Sss

eric schmaus
October 31st, 2011, 07:28 PM
I cant imagine dealing with wolves everytime I go hunting, time to take them off the "endangered" list and open up a season for them.

poorman
October 31st, 2011, 07:31 PM
I take it you are not allowed to shoot them?

tack09
October 31st, 2011, 07:34 PM
No what id do

mn5503
October 31st, 2011, 07:54 PM
SSS is not an option. I'm not about to lose everything I have to kill some overpopulated wild dog. We're talking a serious crime here guys. As a police officer SSS would be wrong on a level you'd hear about it on the National News.

Besides, it would be like slapping a mosquito and expecting to be skeeter free afterwards. By the wolf lovers own numbers the wolf population can sustain it's current population with a 30% reduction each fall. They say that's a conservative number. Alaska uses 50-75% when they want to reduce the population.

Now consider the number they gave using their "state of the art" counting method of 3,020 (I'll bet that was an honest number) wolves in 2004-2005, that would mean you could kill 900+ (conservatively) and the population wouldn't reduce.

Now consider the Feds only kill "problem" wolves to the tune of 200 a year. That leaves a lot of room for the overall population to have increased in the last 7 years!

It's bad enough that tax dollars are spent to protect and also to kill the same animal.

It's even worse that the "goal" population when this all started has been met and exceeded by A LOT.

It's becoming clear to me that the MN DNR and the Feds manage northern Minnesota's deer herd for the wolves, not the people who live here.

My tax dollars are used to protect and kill wolves at the same time?

Deer hunting license used to manage to wolves food supply.

I'm really going to miss Iowa this year. Thanks for the offer Quartermoons.

If I didn't love deer hunting so much there's no way I'd give the state another cent for what's going on.

Rant over, I'm climbing down and going home.

One eye
October 31st, 2011, 08:00 PM
Don't worry, once they reach their "goal", you won't have to worry about hunting.

At some point, we either stand up for what's right or we lay down and take it like subjects. Keep your head up and keep plugging away.
Personally, I would take my money elsewhere. That is where I am at with the crap going on here in Michigan too.

ultratec1971
October 31st, 2011, 08:05 PM
I thought coyotes were bad can't. Imagine dealing with wolves

JPW77
October 31st, 2011, 08:14 PM
I thought coyotes were bad can't. Imagine dealing with wolves

Same here. I see one every other time I hunt it seems but I can't imagine dealing with wolves either.

hypo99
October 31st, 2011, 08:47 PM
I hear ya mn5503, sat up north of two harbors on saturday night and had 6 wolves walk down the "deer" trails I thought I was watching. It gets to the point where it gets tough to sit. When I was younger I would be lucky to see a wolf during a whole mn gun season now it is almost every other sit. Kinda sad. If they had a season I would be one of the first in line. I think that a full body wolf mount would look sweet in the living room. It would also be smart of the DNR to have a season if they could, my fishing guide in ontario also guides wolf hunts and he says he is booked solid every year.

Dairy King
October 31st, 2011, 08:52 PM
I had a doe and two yearlings in front of me this morning, didn't plan on shooting them but it's nice to watch deer since I haven't seen many all year. Until a boxer came hauling balls chasing after them. Keep your damn dogs on a leash

Krypt Keeper
October 31st, 2011, 08:57 PM
I don't have wolves and very few coyotes and still not seeing crap..

I just got back from sitting in a tree for 4 hrs. didn't see anything.

Grey Man
October 31st, 2011, 09:04 PM
What does "Sss" mean?

FiddlersGreen
October 31st, 2011, 09:07 PM
What does "Sss" mean?

yeah what is SSS

YZ125MM700
October 31st, 2011, 09:08 PM
What does "Sss" mean?

x2 educate me

ar1458
October 31st, 2011, 09:13 PM
what does "sss" mean?shoot,shovel ,shut up ...

FLH
October 31st, 2011, 09:16 PM
SSS = Shoot, Shovel, and Shut up.

They're saying shoot the wolf, bury it, and don't tell anyone.

mn5503
October 31st, 2011, 09:19 PM
I had a doe and two yearlings in front of me this morning, didn't plan on shooting them but it's nice to watch deer since I haven't seen many all year. Until a boxer came hauling balls chasing after them. Keep your damn dogs on a leash

I'll trade ya, 100:1

Who wouldn't want them around!


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BP1992
October 31st, 2011, 09:24 PM
Better than working isn't it?

redruff
October 31st, 2011, 09:24 PM
Man if I couldn't see deer on my own property, not sure what I'd do.
Actually just had a thought. Get a pet goat. Start shooting them to protect your livestock!

mn5503
October 31st, 2011, 09:25 PM
Better than working isn't it?

Right now I'd give up a vacation day and work an overtime shift it it came up.

BP1992
October 31st, 2011, 09:26 PM
Right now I'd give up a vacation day and work an overtime shift it it came up.

Wow you must really be frustrated.

mn5503
October 31st, 2011, 09:29 PM
Wow you must really be frustrated.

I'm used to it. Normally I have several spots so I can jump around and find deer somewhere. Wolves at all my locations this year.

I'd be stupid to pass up 1 1/2 pay to sit in a tree and watch the occasional wolf run by....

bpfaherty
October 31st, 2011, 09:30 PM
So much for only killing the weak, diseased and older animals. These things are indiscriminate killers. I feel your pain Steve. I hope things turn around for you. I know I have little faith in the federal government.....for ANYTHING.

Easykeeper
October 31st, 2011, 09:32 PM
Sounds like you are infested, that's for sure. Got to be frustrating sitting out there and seeing more wolves than deer. I don't understand why they can't have a season on them, they are obviously not endangered here, probably never have been in the northern part of the state. Minnesota has to come around soon, although it's probably going to be a political circus since it's a Federal policy they have to work with.

I'm with you on refusing to shoot them too.

redruff
October 31st, 2011, 09:38 PM
I'm used to it. Normally I have several spots so I can jump around and find deer somewhere. Wolves at all my locations this year.

I'd be stupid to pass up 1 1/2 pay to sit in a tree and watch the occasional wolf run by....
I know its a drive but your welcome to hunt that piece by Mille lacs that you had cameras on awhile back.

APAsuphan
October 31st, 2011, 09:39 PM
Man that sucks! If we didn't have a draw system, I would try and put you on one around here. I would seriously try finding some good public hunting further south in Minnesota. Can't be worse than what you have going on up there.

mn5503
October 31st, 2011, 09:42 PM
I know its a drive by your welcome to hunt that piece by Mille lacs that you had cameras on awhile back.

If rifle season wasn't opening up on Saturday I'd definitely go check it out. Thanks for the offer.:thumbs_up

I'm cry babying right now but the truth is I'll keep going out right through the gun season around here with my bow. I can only hope they move out of at least one of my spots. It was like a kick in the nards this evening.... I'm definitely not passing up any overtime though for the rest of the season!!!!

redruff
October 31st, 2011, 09:46 PM
Keep it in mind for next year or late season. It's just sitting there.

mn5503
October 31st, 2011, 09:51 PM
Keep it in mind for next year or late season. It's just sitting there.

I will, thanks buddy:thumbs_up

jawmarq
October 31st, 2011, 10:26 PM
If wolf was mistaken as a deer, and one was to accidentally gut shoot it, it would run a very long ways and then find a hidey hole to die in. Or so I've been told.

HCA Iron Mace
October 31st, 2011, 10:31 PM
I'll trade ya, 100:1

Who wouldn't want them around!


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Good Lord!!!! I don't know anything about a wolf, but you are teaching me not to like them!!!

eaglea1
October 31st, 2011, 10:36 PM
We share your pain, as we have more than our fair share here as well. Perhaps the dnr should
trap a few and plant them around Madison and Milwaukee and see how all the pro wolf
folks like them then in their back yards.:angry:

bowhuntnsteve
October 31st, 2011, 10:43 PM
so walking into your stand in the dark, is that a concern?

LilGecko96
October 31st, 2011, 10:47 PM
I've got a wolf tag in my pocket right now. They make elk hunting near impossible around here. All the animals are so skittish now.....

lungdeflator
October 31st, 2011, 10:52 PM
Where about in MN are you? Thank christ they aren't everywhere yet. It's the tree huggers that want the wolves, they love nature. They probably also never have seen one outside the MN Zoo, but we need them to keep a system of checks and balances....yeah

jawmarq
October 31st, 2011, 11:14 PM
Perhaps the dnr should
trap a few and plant them around Madison and Milwaukee and see how all the pro wolf
folks like them then in their back yards.:angry:

Milwaukee sure, not madison.

mn5503
October 31st, 2011, 11:14 PM
so walking into your stand in the dark, is that a concern?

No but I do worry about letting my dog out. One of his pups, that my friend had, was killed by wolves. Three wolves ended up being trapped and killed there. Another friend had a little donkey (jenny) snatched up right in front of him in a pasture in broad daylight. Those wolves were also trapped and killed. Three or four that time too.

I'm not completely anti wolf but C'Mon Man! We're trapping and shooting wolves that are protected because they're also a nuisance?

Are they a nuisance or are they threatened/endangered? How in the hell can they be both?

mn5503
October 31st, 2011, 11:15 PM
Where about in MN are you? Thank christ they aren't everywhere yet. It's the tree huggers that want the wolves, they love nature. They probably also never have seen one outside the MN Zoo, but we need them to keep a system of checks and balances....yeah

Carlton County and St. Louis county.

Obsession11
October 31st, 2011, 11:34 PM
wow i sure hope they do something before they come further south... good luck the rest of the year

livinn59801
October 31st, 2011, 11:42 PM
I would "accidently" leave a few poisoned steaks around the area...... Actually, I would just SSS

nmubowyer
November 1st, 2011, 02:10 AM
too bad the bunny huggers in TC and Rochester wont look at those pics