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#1 archer

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 10:00 PM

OK i normally do not do this because it is one of those my wife's brothers girlfriend, blah blah.
but my secretary sent me this picture it is supposed to be her father-in-laws, girlfriends cousin? anyway the wolf was shot last week in Idaho according to the story. it was sent to her and said it was 217 pounds.

now i am not an expert but i did not think wolves got that big and while this one looks huge i really question the weight.

i thought i would at least share the picture.
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 10:04 PM

One down, the rest of them to go!

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 11:00 PM

Man, that thing is a monster sure it isn't a werewolf?

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 05:39 AM

VERY NICE!!!

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 05:45 AM

The two people are standing back so it does look big BUT KEEP KILLING THEM.
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 07:39 AM

Thats a bigun.
It's tough to push a rope.

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 08:55 AM

That's a real nice one!

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 10:13 AM

QUOTE (SkinnyPete @ Nov 17 2009, 09:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
217#? I am not thinkin so. It's a good wolf, but it don't look that big. I have read in a bunch of refrences that wolves up in Canada (Mckenzie Valley) get up over 200 regularly, but they are a lot farther north, and have genetics for being big. I think a 200 pounder from Idaho would be a freak occurence. Great lookin dog tho, and another step towards a healthy ecosystem! Anyone know what the tally is so far? It started with 200 tags (?) How many down and how many to go? Thanks for sharin Archer!

Don't know if that wolf is 200+ lbs or not because the photo is too hokey. But the Idaho, Montana, and Yellowstone wolves were trapped and transplanted to the lower 48 from up north, so they have all the genetics to grow large. Plus they've had one hell of a food base to turn into gluttons.

Hope they get them thinned out considerably!

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 10:16 AM

I heard from a guy from ID on another forum that they've supposedly only killed about 16 so far. Don't know about the reliability of that figure. He stated that they probably wouldn't make the quota of 200. The problem seems to be that it's mostly hunters that are just out there looking for elk, deer or bear. Maybe they should start baiting or predator calling... or setting up a stand over a flock of sheep!

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 10:39 AM

by the way if you could not guess it is a cell phone picture that was sent to the young lady i work with that he forwarded to me so the picture quality really sucks. no matter what it looks like a very big dog to me and i would have shot it given the chance.
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 05:46 PM

My buddy shot a big wolf up in AK this year and it was pushing 200 lbs. This thing was huge and even with 4 of us carrying it, it was stil freakin heavy... Something just does quite look right with that picture too.....Hmmmmm

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 06:23 PM

Somebody has to call BS on the size of the wolf. A 200 plus pound wolf would be like a 450 pound blacktail. A monster wolf (on certified scales) would hit at about 115-120. I just had a wolf discussion with a fellow biologist in Idaho and he mentioned that the wolves removed and weighted average well under 100 pounds. These were during the past five years (non-sport hunted wolves).

Just trying to keep things half way honest and people with the best data.


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Posted 18 November 2009 - 07:49 AM

QUOTE (NEVADA CAT HUNTER @ Nov 17 2009, 06:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Somebody has to call BS on the size of the wolf. A 200 plus pound wolf would be like a 450 pound blacktail. A monster wolf (on certified scales) would hit at about 115-120. I just had a wolf discussion with a fellow biologist in Idaho and he mentioned that the wolves removed and weighted average well under 100 pounds. These were during the past five years (non-sport hunted wolves).

Just trying to keep things half way honest and people with the best data.


i never said i believed any of it, just thought i would share. looks like a big wolf to me but almost anything can look big with photograph.

again i just thought i would share the picture.
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 08:32 AM

We appreciate the sharing of the photo. Regardless of what anyone thinks about the validity of the story, you have to admit that it is a big wolf. Details aren't really that important when no one is arguing with you or in fact knows the actual details of the animal/hunt.

Just my $.02

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 05:16 PM

If ya happen across one w/out a tag then I would suggest the same as if you happen across a Koo Gurr..............S.S & S
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 05:22 PM


How much are tags? I wouldn't be out there without one ...

That's a nice Wolf and looks like a good hide ...

I have to agree with Nevada Cat I have seen alot of dead Wolves .... sometimes you kill em just after they ate .. they will have a full belly ... if they just ate say 20 or 30 lbs of say a Beaver ... they could weigh more. But 125+ is big for a Wolf .... I'm sure there is exceptions ...

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 05:41 PM

I hear ya guys on the size of the wolves. My buddy shot a big one in AK this year and it was probably not 200 lbs. My buddy in the picture is 6 ft tall and 185 lbs. I will try and post a picture of this thing......regardless, these things are big and scarey !!!!

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 06:28 PM

QUOTE (Timmybob @ Nov 18 2009, 05:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hear ya guys on the size of the wolves. My buddy shot a big one in AK this year and it was probably not 200 lbs. My buddy in the picture is 6 ft tall and 185 lbs. I will try and post a picture of this thing......regardless, these things are big and scarey !!!!

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Thats a bigun too!!
It's tough to push a rope.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 06:30 PM

At least i know this is a real picture and a real story.....I was there and I took the pix smile.gif

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 01:28 PM

SSS id be killing them by the truckload if i lived there.




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