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Yikes, another reason you should pack while hiking -- World Record Wolf Shot
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Posted on 10/26/2011 1:32:07 AM PDT by LibWhacker

Story of the Week WHO'S AFRAID OF THE BIG, BAD WOLF? MamamaMEEE!!


This wolf was shot recently in Drayton Valley , Alberta.which is near Edmonton about 3 hours North of Calgary. The wolf weighed over 230 lbs smashing the previous record of 175 lbs. Wouldn't want to run into this puppy in the woods. Apparently a bear hunter witnessed this wolf chase off a big black bear at his baiting station..


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: alberta; banglist; canada; record; shot; wolf
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Checked the archive and couldn't find this.

Boy, I love wolves and would never shoot one. But I'd love this one a lot more with my trusty .308 at my side, especially if his pack were made up of other outsized specimens!

1 posted on 10/26/2011 1:32:19 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Jeff Head

FYI


2 posted on 10/26/2011 2:01:10 AM PDT by SLB (23rd Artillery Group, Republic of South Vietnam, Aug 1970 - Aug 1971.)
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To: LibWhacker

My dad use to say one wolf won’t kill you but a pack sure would...with the size of that wolf, he’s a pack all by himself....


3 posted on 10/26/2011 2:03:08 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: LibWhacker

‘Atsa a lotta wolf tail!


4 posted on 10/26/2011 2:05:06 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: LibWhacker

Unless, that's Bill Kazmaier holding up that Wolf, I doubt it's 230lbs.

5 posted on 10/26/2011 2:25:22 AM PDT by FritzG
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To: FritzG

I could believe every bit of 230 lbs. If the holder is 6 feet tall, that wolf is at least 7 feet long, and mostly bulky body. Never have I seen one like that. Find yourself in the woods with a six shooter, and the pack is 10 you are going to hope for no scent and being very quiet in a tall tree. That is one reason, wolves should NOT be reintroduced into areas my forefathers cleared them out of.


6 posted on 10/26/2011 3:00:53 AM PDT by wita
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To: wita
A 230lb wolf defeats the point of a wolf. The weight is too big to serve a purpose of a efficient, mobile carnivore. He's a large wolf, but not 230lbs.
7 posted on 10/26/2011 3:04:41 AM PDT by FritzG
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To: FritzG

I have seen many dogs that weigh 100+ pounds and I am sure you have, too. In comparison that wolf is easily 230 lbs.


8 posted on 10/26/2011 3:09:19 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot
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To: LibWhacker
I'll raise you. Worked with this guy when I lived in Wyoming and he got this big cat down around Saratoga, WY. Photobucket
9 posted on 10/26/2011 3:09:32 AM PDT by mmanager
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To: mmanager

Wow, those animals are huge.


10 posted on 10/26/2011 3:20:36 AM PDT by Undecided 2012
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

“I have seen dogs that weigh 100 pounds...”

My GSD weighs 105 and is big boned to boot. (meaning he is not fat at all). This wolf’s weight at 230 wouldn’t surprise me...


11 posted on 10/26/2011 3:25:31 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: mmanager

If I have to choose... I’d pick the wolf to go up against. Mountain Lions scare the dickens out of me...


12 posted on 10/26/2011 3:27:23 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: LibWhacker

What was the point in killing this wolf? IMO, the wolf in that picture was beautiful. A wolf os such size is rare. I understand killing animals for food or protection (the article doesn’t seem to indicate his life was in danger), but killing for “fun”, I fail to comprehend.


13 posted on 10/26/2011 3:28:05 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: LibWhacker

Looks like Fenris finally got off his chain...


14 posted on 10/26/2011 3:40:39 AM PDT by DemforBush (Serpentine, Shel! Serpentine!)
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To: Pinkbell

Talk to the folks in AK. I have had folks tell me in some areas the moose calf survivability rate is less than 10% thanks to wolves and bear. There is just too many of them.


15 posted on 10/26/2011 3:45:37 AM PDT by Man from Oz
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To: mmanager; LibWhacker
I will raise your cougar and the wolf with a lion. :)


16 posted on 10/26/2011 3:52:38 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: LibWhacker

“Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.”


17 posted on 10/26/2011 3:54:08 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: spetznaz
I will raise your cougar and the wolf with a lion. :)

I hope they killed that lion because it was a human killer, lions are known to continue targeting humans if they get taste of it. Otherwise it's a pity, such beautiful creature.
18 posted on 10/26/2011 4:10:41 AM PDT by AnyStreetFL (www.AnyStreet.org - Conservative Community Organizing, ACORN without the evil)
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To: FritzG

I own a mastiff that weighs 225 lbs, and I think the wolf in that photo weighs 230 lbs easily. Big chest, long heavy body, huge head, meaty shoulders and hips.


19 posted on 10/26/2011 4:18:25 AM PDT by Judith Anne ( Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: LibWhacker

Looks like a photo-shopped image to me.

Some interesting comments here:
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http://ecolocalizer.com/2009/11/27/albertas-record-size-wolf-fact-or-fiction/


20 posted on 10/26/2011 4:23:49 AM PDT by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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