Montana Wolves

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Montana Wolves

Postby Taylor » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:31 pm

Is there any thing you guys do to keep wolves from attacking your hounds? Does putting bells on collars scare them off??
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Re: Montana Wolves

Postby pistol » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:31 pm

Nothing works to keep them away really. I have heard bells help but then again ive seen dogs get killed with them. If your coming to Montana to run bobcats though you might want to check the regulations. Montana doesnt allow out of staters to run bobcats only lions.
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Re: Montana Wolves

Postby twilli » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:51 pm

Don't hunt where the wolves are its that simple. You see tracks or hear them pull out. Bell don't help and if you get an aggressive pack you will lose your dogs.
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Re: Montana Wolves

Postby Lee Wolford » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:49 am

I have been hunting in wolf country as long as they have been in Idaho. I have lost several dogs over the years, its just one of those things that is going to happen sooner or later. If I find a cat track and there are any wolf tracks in the area i just head somewhere else, its not worth the risk. However, just because you don't see any wolf sighn dosent mean they are not one ridge over laying on a kill or something.

This is what I do every time; When I find a cat track that I'm going to run, my dogs always know when I'm turning collars on and getting everything ready to go. My whole box is blowing up, i let them bark all they want while I'm getting ready to go. It usually takes me 15 minutes to get everything ready to go, dogs screaming the whole time. Then I shoot my rifle a few time in the air, I believe that if there are any wolves listening to my dogs that they will start associating barking with gun shots.

On several occasions over the years i have had wolves coming into my dogs at the tree and in the truck, I have seen later their tracks running into where my dogs were and could plainly see where they hit the brakes and ran the other way when I fired shots. If i was a faster typer I would tell several really good stories about these situations. So I really believe this works and if everybody would do it the wolves will start to associate hounds with people.

It may not work all the time or in every situation, obivously, but, i know one thing, it sure dosent hurt a thing.
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Re: Montana Wolves

Postby Nicole Stark » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:50 am

Interesting topic. I had no idea that wolves tangled with dogs. Not hounds anyway. What type of a situation would lead to such an encounter? After the same prey or do the hounds end up chasing the wolves? I don't honestly know, I'm just throwing stuff out there to see what might fit.
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Re: Montana Wolves

Postby rockytrails » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:00 am

For Nicole, predators will kill lesser predators whenever they can. I believe they are just protecting their prey base. Just Ma Nature. Works from top to bottom. Us on down.
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Re: Montana Wolves

Postby twilli » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:45 pm

Worst case scenario is around the den when pups are being born anything that comes within this zone is dead. Doesnt matter what is it bear, cat,lion, dogs they will kill anything that ventures into the denning area.
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Re: Montana Wolves

Postby The red baron » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:28 am

twilli wrote:Worst case scenario is around the den when pups are being born anything that comes within this zone is dead. Doesnt matter what is it bear, cat,lion, dogs they will kill anything that ventures into the denning area.


A grizzly bear is the only apex predator above a pack of wolves on the food chain, Of course men did invent a dog that would kill wolves its called a wolfhound. Men also invented a bear dog, Norwegian bear dog it is light footed so it can run away when needed. This was long before west coast people tried to reinvent everything thru trial and error letting the animal rights people stitch up inferior dogs.

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Get a few Irish wolfhounds and put some Turkish spike collars on them. I am thinking they would make perfect coyote catching dogs also. What i cant hunt mountain lion with Irish wolfhounds? Well it is my constitutional right to protect my property, hounds are valuable property. Right guys?
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Re: Montana Wolves

Postby grouse » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:24 pm

Red baron the only thing that would be entertaining in this video would be if that wolf was dragging you by the throat down the street .
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