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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
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:
(Graphic language alert)

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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To: LibWhacker

Drayton valley is only about 45 minutes from my place. On my old acreage northwest of Edmonton I used to get a lone wolf showing up time to time. I had a really good look at him a few times and I would easily put him at 150lbs, but this wolf in the picture... wow, that’s a big boy.

Wolves are everywhere again, even in Saskatchewan, a guy was killed by a pack while out for a walk, and the boys who work up north have to worry about the wolves wandering into camp. They lurk about the camp and wait for chances of food to drop, or an unsuspecting person wandering around.


21 posted on 10/26/2011 4:25:01 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: LibWhacker

Looks like a photo-shopped image to me.

Some interesting comments here:
(Graphic language alert)

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


22 posted on 10/26/2011 4:26:15 AM PDT by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot; FritzG
I have seen many dogs that weigh 100+ pounds....

I grew up with a 200 lb Mastiff that was smaller than that wolf.

23 posted on 10/26/2011 4:28:28 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: LibWhacker

When you right-click on the larger image downthread, the file name suggests it happened in 2009.


24 posted on 10/26/2011 4:47:25 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: spetznaz
I will see your lion. And raise you a Great White!
25 posted on 10/26/2011 4:54:56 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: LibWhacker

Alabama Boy Kills 1,051-Pound Monster Pig, Bigger Than 'Hogzilla"

26 posted on 10/26/2011 5:01:32 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: AnyStreetFL
Here is a fact that a lot of people don't know. Prey animals go through a cycle, every 10 years their populations peak, this is especially visible in rabbits, but is also true of the larger animals, such as deer, elk, moose and others. The predators also increase populations and by the 11th year have maxed out and will be killing the prey animals in large numbers, year 12 prey populations have deminished and the predators soon start dying out also.

This is they way it happens in a purely wild state. However, we now have domesticated herds of food walking around for predators to eat when their natural prey goes through the slump cycle. This keeps the predators at an unnaturally high population rate, and they keep killing wild animals and domesticated which makes the herds of wild prey animals stay very small and might actually cause the extinction of some of them over time.

This is the reason that we need predator control over wolves, lions, coyotes and some bears. There was a reason our forefathers killed off most of the predators. Granted we need some predators but don't cry over the death of a lion, there are plenty of them out there, regardless of what the greenies try to tell us, and they need to be kept down to a decent number along with wolves which should never have been introduced into the USA again without a decent hunting season set up to control them.

without predators of some type prey animals will eat themselves out of existence. The Kaibab national forest is a prime example of that happening back in the early days of the 20th century.

27 posted on 10/26/2011 5:10:17 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Pinkbell
"What was the point in killing this wolf?"

To save 100 elk. To save livestock. To save our own pets and (possibly kids) as the get closer and closer to our neighborhoods in Idaho.

If you want a real eye-opener, go to the Save Elk website, and you'll see why Canadian Gray wolves are the serial killers of the animal kingdom. They should never have been brought back to the West, and now that they're here, they need to be tightly controlled, and have their numbers reduced back to what was originally agreed to in the reintroduction plan.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

28 posted on 10/26/2011 5:43:26 AM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com)
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To: BigCinBigD
First of all - what the heck is that spaghetti stuff streaming out from its maw!? Looks like some alien amoeba infection. But dang - that shark looks like one mean critter.

And since we have hijacked this thread :) I raise your Great White with a Sperm Whale.


29 posted on 10/26/2011 5:53:42 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: LibWhacker

That wolf would have taken down even Chuck Norris. My goodness, Al Gore beta watch out for that Alpha Male ...


30 posted on 10/26/2011 5:56:28 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: spetznaz

31 posted on 10/26/2011 5:59:36 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: LibWhacker

Only one question, how did he pick up and hold a 230lb wolf like that, dead weight is hard to lift, I’m skeptical on this story and photo frankly.


32 posted on 10/26/2011 6:01:41 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

You owe me a keyboard. Wasn’t expecting that! LOL


33 posted on 10/26/2011 6:14:26 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: LibWhacker

Holy Hanna! That wolf musta bred with a big bear!


34 posted on 10/26/2011 7:27:53 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Pinkbell
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.

I'm with you. But then again, perhaps our testosterone--and yours must not be much since I suspect you are a woman--doesn't drive our emotions to a great degree.

35 posted on 10/26/2011 7:37:25 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: wku man
Seems as if some *do-gooders* may be fomenting the re-wilding of cougars here in NE. [which we have every reason to believe they have *already* started doing based on the number of sightings of cougars with radio-collars.]
36 posted on 10/26/2011 7:43:17 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: panaxanax
This one is priceless:

How does it feel to know you killed a pup's mother, father, sister or brother?

How would it feel if someone murdered your mother, father, sister, brother etc?

It's the same thing. Though wolves cannot produce tears, they can clearly feel for losses in their family.

Source: EcoLocalizer (http://s.tt/12tvO)


37 posted on 10/26/2011 7:49:02 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: spetznaz
Your whale may be protected b/c of his rights under the 13th Amendment.

Anyone got any Prilosec handy?

38 posted on 10/26/2011 8:25:53 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Bulwyf
"wolves are everywhere"

Bears as well. The wife and I spent a few days around Calgary in late August. While crossing the Rockies into B.C., we saw four bears by the side of the highway...a mother with two cubs and a while later further down the road what looked like a lone male. Large ones too. We've been to Glacier, Yellowstone, and other American parks known for bears. Never saw any until our trip to Canada.

39 posted on 10/26/2011 8:40:11 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: spetznaz
I'll see your whale with a T-Rex and call!
40 posted on 10/26/2011 9:05:12 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: BigCinBigD

Sorry about the size. But, they were big.


41 posted on 10/26/2011 9:08:50 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: Judith Anne
Sure, Mastiff's have been bred for their size, etc. Wolves, are genetically inclined to have endurance, speed, and mobility.

A wolf at 230lbs lacks those qualities to a degree. It's like mother nature decided to use offensive lineman for wolves instead of fit, agile linebackers.

The wolf is large, but closer to 180-200lbs.

42 posted on 10/26/2011 10:00:07 AM PDT by FritzG
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To: calex59
I understand and agree with you wholeheartedly however I was talking specifically about lions. Depending if they're African or Asian lion, they are either threatened or endangered species and I see NO reason to hunt one down unless it has developed a taste for humans. They never stop, once they begin, and they are killing machines indeed and they should be eliminated once such animal has been identified.

I love animals and I also do hunt. Deer, for example, is one of my favorite and we go shooting and use the meat throughout the year. But then deer is in more than ample supply all over the country and in some areas their number is so high, they need to have serious population control (like in MN). My heart broke when I saw the picture of that majestic creature, just laying down, shot, just to end up on someone's mantle.
43 posted on 10/26/2011 12:08:16 PM PDT by AnyStreetFL (www.AnyStreet.org - Conservative Community Organizing, ACORN without the evil)
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