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!
A lone wolf that size isn’t going to be discouraged by anything other than a .44 “persuader”.
He probably outweighs her.
“Cant 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.”
Rennee is like 59 years old.
Whatever reason? How 'bout bears, wolves or to finish off a wounded elk?
We are a nation of crybabies and litigators. Totally unrecognizable to two generations removed. Pathetic.
Here are some facts about the wolves that were “re-introduced”
Thanks for the help, but I see by your screen name we will have to be enemies for a few hours today. :-)
Not sure why she was out there without a sidearm, I’m sure she will from now on.
I remember all the screaming when the Nat’l Parks lifting their gun ban that nobody was obeying. If I have to use my .44 on a bear, they can come arrest me for it if they can find me. At least I lived through the encounter. Heading out into bear country unarmed is like putting on lipstick, writing “bitch” on your forehead, and parading around a prison cellblock.
My .44 mag is a Ruger Super-Redhawk, but they’re both a fine product.
I wonder if that wolf asked itself “Do I feel lucky?”
For whatever reason? Stupid article. Out there, you’re crazy NOT to do it. The “outdoorsmen” from Chicago and DC are all upset about this.
There was a reason wolves were hunted to extinction.
My uncle was telling me a bit back that he wished wolves would start showing up down where he is. Said he had never shot a wolf before. And was gittin’ tired of shooting mountain lions...
www.saveelk.org The pics there will show you what we are dealing with here in Idaho.
I guess some people think she should have let it bite her before defending herself. Plus, she had a wolf tag so I don’t see what the problem is.
May the best team win. :-)
I bet the muzzle blast from that short barrel 44 is what killed the wolf.
It seems to me that I grew up in a foreign country. The pansies have overwhelmed our culture.
Maybe a different universe.
I love wolves.
That said, if they threaten you shoot, shovel and shut-up.
Just like I do with cats! :)
I bet with a wolf bigger than she is ten feet away, she never even noticed the muzzle blast - or the recoil, or remembers hearing the sound of the shot.
But she remembers the eyes of the wolf.
Yes any wolf, bear or mountain lion that gets within 10 ft of me is going to be taking on lead. Its highly unusual for a wild animal to come anywhere near a human.
My fiancee’ is from out West and he used to be a govt bounty hunter. He has hunted mountain lion, coyotes, wolves, pigs, prairie dogs you name it. He says with mountain lions you stalk them up the ridge all day and then they stalk you down the ridge all afternoon. But at least you can spot them.
He says hunting a wolf is like following a grey ghost. One afternoon he was coming off a ridge and he felt like something was following him so he was backing down toward his vehicle and he could hear the crunch crunch crunch out in the trees and there were about 5-6 wolves following him. He said you can never catch more than a glimpse of them and the darker it got the closer they came. He finally got into his truck and left ASAP.
Wolf advocates are just eco-Leftists who should be a rubber room. Leftists love predators whether the animal kind or the human.
I guess the wolf thought he was feeling lucky!
It may have been looking for an elk. Best way to find a bear during elk season around here is to work a cow elk call. And good camo messes with canines as well as elk. Not disputing her claim...she was there.
It’ll be interesting to see what the reaction of these Leftist nutjobs is when a hiker, biker, or a child gets killed one of these big dogs. The crickets will probably be chirping for a while and then the victim will probably be blamed. Then there will probably be calls by the Leftists to get people to move away from those areas.
The environmentalist don't agree.
I think some testing is in order to be able to determine who is right.
Question: should we allow the volunteer guinea pig environmentalist a bow?
The kids and I are reading White Fang. What you are saying reminds me of the first couple of chapters.
“Do you feel lucky, pup ?”
The little woman had a bear and its babies come out on her once , deer hunting, she shot the hell out of a bunch of trees.
If I see any Mountain Lions, Bears or Coyotes. I eliminate the threat BEFORE it comes on to our side of the fence.
Just remember to use Sabot rounds.