Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wolf Harvest for Sept.30,2009

As of Sept.30,2009 there have been 15 wolves harvested in Idaho and in Montana there have been 7 wolves harvested.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Wolves at a Glance

Wolf pack education
"Wolf packs typically include a breeding pair, their offspring, and other non-breeding adults. The average pack size is 8.1 animals.
Wolves are capable of mating by age two or three; sometimes form lifelong bond.
Wolves can live 13 years and reproduce past 10 years.
An average of five pups are born in early spring. They and are cared for by the entire pack. For the first six weeks, pups are reared in dens.
Dens are often used year after year.
Pups depend on mother's milk for the first month, then weaned and fed regurgitated meat brought by pack members.
By seven to eight months, pups begin traveling with the adults.
After a year or two, wolves may leave and try to find a mate and form a pack.
Lone, dispersing wolves have traveled as far as 600 miles in search of a new home.
Wolf packs live within territories that they defend from other wolves.
Territories range from 50 square miles to more than 1,000 square miles.
Wolves travel as far as 30 miles in a day to hunt.
They trot at about 5 miles per hour, but they can run as fast as 40 miles per hour for short distances."

Thursday, September 24, 2009

As of sept.24,2009 there have been no wolves harvested.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

As of today sept.23,2009 there has been no wolf harvested to my knowledge in Idaho or Montana.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


As of today I have not heard of a wolf harvested since friday evening.
Here are some fish and game facts from the state of Idaho for your reading pleasure on wolves and their behavior.
Wolves live in packs, are territorial, and have large territories that they actively defend. They are relatively easy to count when compared to solitary predators, such as cougars and bears. Eighty-eight wolf packs were documented in Idaho at the end of 2008, and wolves in 58-or two-thirds-of those packs were radio marked. The estimated population is at least 846 wolves. They can reproduce at remarkable rates of 40 to 50 percent annually, without mortality.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Wolf Hunts Open

As of Sept.15,2009 the wolf came off the endangered list in Montana and Idaho,thus opening up the first wolf hunt legally in either state.
As of this posting I have only heard of two wolves harvested in Montana,and two wolves harvested in Idaho.
I wouldn't be to alarmed at the hearsay of the wolf getting exterminated,as living around them I have noticed that if a firearm is discharged they will head for high ground immediately.
As time goes by you won't hear too much about wolves as they will stay away from people,probably including Yellowstone Park also.
As the leaders raise their pups they will also teach them that humans are dangerous to be around.
I think wolves will keep populating new states and will become harder to find as game animals.
Standing up to 2 1/2 feet tall and 5 to 6 feet long plus weighing up to 140 pounds,and faster and smarter than a coyote,they will be hard to see in the forest.
Most wolves will travel on roads or game trails and when you see tracks it usually looks like one animal,but wolves will follow single file and step in the lead wolfs track,thus looking like one wolf.
The footprint of a wolf is up to 3 inches wide and 4 inches long.
It isn't hard to distinguish between a coyote or house dog.
So far wolves are in Oregon,Alaska,Montana,Idaho,Wyoming,Colorado,Minnesota,Wisconsin and Michigan and won't be long before they spread to California and Nevada.
Wolves inhabit Mexico and Canada also.
So you see wolves will not be exterminated by hunters,as there are to many of them spread across the United States and other countries.

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