Skip to comments.Shots fired in wolf war by Idaho archer
Posted on 10/08/2011 5:49:05 AM PDT by marktwain
Environmentalist arguments that wolves do not pose a potential threat to humans took another hit when bowhunter Rene Anderson took what she is convinced was a defensive action and fatally shot a wolf that had moved aggressively to within ten feet of her on a remote ridge near Headquarters, Idaho.
Anderson, speaking to this column Friday morning, said the animal loped toward her while she was elk hunting back on Sept. 25. Her story is just now moving into high gear across the Internet, and she is being supported by friends and co-workers in Pierce, a community about 13 miles south of the old Headquarters logging town that now has only a handful of residents.
Support for Anderson is not universal, though. This story has gotten some attention at the Northwest Hikers forum. Contracting views appear on the HuntFishNW forum.
Accounts of the incident have appeared on various forums and in at least one newspaper, but Andersons narrative is somewhat chilling. She had blown an elk call about a half hour earlier, after her husband, Denny, had dropped her off on a ridge for a downhill hunt. For whatever reason, he had insisted that she carry her .44 Magnum Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver. Both Andersons told this column that there are a lot of wolves in the Headquarters area. Rene said wherever she finds wolf sign, she no longer finds any elk sign.
Idahos Wolf Conservation and Management Plan states wolves molesting or attacking livestock or domestic animals may be disposed of, and one has the right to protect oneself in self-defense.Clearwater Tribune
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None of the people bitching about her actions had face down a wolf.
I really think America is becoming collectively insane. 100 years ago this would have been a no-brainer.
Wolf attacks woman, woman shoots wolf - end of story.
I’m still of the mind, shoot ‘em and leave ‘em!
Until I read the article I thought she shot the wolf dead with her bow! I am still impressed with her shooting, though, Seeing a wolf coming straight at you would be intimidating.
You took the words out of my mouth!
Simple & logical solution. I like that!
Or, maybe he was joining in the hunt ~ humans and wolves having a common interest ~ the wolf gets the guts and the human gets the steaks and chops.
Can’t blame her a bit. A wild animal (especially a predator with lots of nasty sharp pointy teeth), willingly coming that close to a human being is trouble.
I certainly agree with you on that. In fact, I would go farther to suggest that any predator that comes close enough to be killed by a handgun deserves to die.
Manhattan ‘outdoorsmen’ complaining.
I am not sure how to post a picture on this forum so here is a link to the shooter and the wolf. Most will be shocked when the see the size of the wolf.g
It wasn't? I was a little suspicious that it was animated, but I always thought "who could make up stuff like that?".
We need a picture of Rene to determine guilt.........
The vast majority of Americans live in urban areas and haven’t the foggiest understanding of nature,predators,or cause and effect.
That is a huge wolf!