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Shots fired in wolf war by Idaho archer
Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 October, 2011 | Dave Workman

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 Hiker’s forum. Contracting views appear on the HuntFishNW forum.

Accounts of the incident have appeared on various forums and in at least one newspaper, but Anderson’s 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.

Idaho’s 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

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


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If a wolf comes within 10 feet of you, and knows that you are there, it is a dangerous situation.
1 posted on 10/08/2011 5:49:09 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

None of the people bitching about her actions had face down a wolf.


2 posted on 10/08/2011 5:52:25 AM PDT by umgud
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To: marktwain

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.


3 posted on 10/08/2011 5:56:16 AM PDT by ZULU (DUMP Obama in 2012)
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To: marktwain

I’m still of the mind, shoot ‘em and leave ‘em!


4 posted on 10/08/2011 5:57:43 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: marktwain

Shoot
Shovel
Shutup....


5 posted on 10/08/2011 5:58:14 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: marktwain

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.


6 posted on 10/08/2011 6:02:06 AM PDT by jdsteel (Cain vs. Not Able.......now that Sarah's out.)
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To: Vaquero

You took the words out of my mouth!
Simple & logical solution. I like that!


7 posted on 10/08/2011 6:03:53 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: marktwain
"wolf advocates" = people with psychotic delusions that wolves are just furry friendly people and who frequently also think Bambi is a nature documentary and who usually live in cities. These people are dangerous and should be avoided.
8 posted on 10/08/2011 6:05:47 AM PDT by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: marktwain
Sounds like a "wolf" game warden just coming over to bite ~ or check to see if she had an elk license!!!!

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.

9 posted on 10/08/2011 6:10:54 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: marktwain
.44 Magnum Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver.... big mammal killer If it was good enough for dirty Harry, it will make short work of el lobo...
10 posted on 10/08/2011 6:12:05 AM PDT by 3Fingas (o)
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To: marktwain

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.


11 posted on 10/08/2011 6:16:17 AM PDT by DemforBush (Serpentine, Shel! Serpentine!)
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To: marktwain
If a wolf comes within 10 feet of you....

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.

12 posted on 10/08/2011 6:18:48 AM PDT by beancounter13
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To: marktwain

Manhattan ‘outdoorsmen’ complaining.


13 posted on 10/08/2011 6:19:23 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: marktwain

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

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i3/RioHondoHank/5b09f90e.jpg


14 posted on 10/08/2011 6:24:57 AM PDT by Okieshooter
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To: from occupied ga
"...frequently also think Bambi is a nature documentary"

It wasn't? I was a little suspicious that it was animated, but I always thought "who could make up stuff like that?".

15 posted on 10/08/2011 6:25:25 AM PDT by Batrachian (Not every human problem deserves a law.)
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To: marktwain

We need a picture of Rene to determine guilt.........


16 posted on 10/08/2011 6:26:31 AM PDT by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice : "Rebellion is always an option!!"--Jim Robinson)
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To: ZULU

The vast majority of Americans live in urban areas and haven’t the foggiest understanding of nature,predators,or cause and effect.


17 posted on 10/08/2011 6:26:53 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: Okieshooter

Thanks.


18 posted on 10/08/2011 6:31:49 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Now that the field has narrowed, Cain is able.)
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To: DemforBush
especially a predator with lots of nasty sharp pointy teeth
19 posted on 10/08/2011 6:34:56 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Okieshooter

That is a huge wolf!


20 posted on 10/08/2011 6:35:05 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (46 55 42 4f)
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To: 6SJ7

A lone wolf that size isn’t going to be discouraged by anything other than a .44 “persuader”.

He probably outweighs her.


21 posted on 10/08/2011 6:40:52 AM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to muzzlims, my handle is a hate crime.)
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To: DemforBush

“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.”


Yep!


22 posted on 10/08/2011 6:42:48 AM PDT by CGalen
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To: cowboyway

Rennee is like 59 years old.


23 posted on 10/08/2011 6:48:30 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: marktwain
"For whatever reason, he had insisted that she carry her .44 Magnum Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver."

Whatever reason? How 'bout bears, wolves or to finish off a wounded elk?

24 posted on 10/08/2011 6:51:38 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: hoosierham

We are a nation of crybabies and litigators. Totally unrecognizable to two generations removed. Pathetic.


25 posted on 10/08/2011 6:52:02 AM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: 6SJ7

Here are some facts about the wolves that were “re-introduced”

http://rliv.com/wolf/DailyChronicalTruth.pdf


26 posted on 10/08/2011 6:55:38 AM PDT by Okieshooter
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To: Okieshooter

27 posted on 10/08/2011 6:58:39 AM PDT by Texan
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To: Texan

Thanks for the help, but I see by your screen name we will have to be enemies for a few hours today. :-)


28 posted on 10/08/2011 7:04:03 AM PDT by Okieshooter
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To: marktwain

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.


29 posted on 10/08/2011 7:19:43 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: 3Fingas

My .44 mag is a Ruger Super-Redhawk, but they’re both a fine product.


30 posted on 10/08/2011 7:21:45 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: 3Fingas

I wonder if that wolf asked itself “Do I feel lucky?”


31 posted on 10/08/2011 7:25:37 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Flag_This

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.


32 posted on 10/08/2011 7:27:41 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2; marktwain; ZULU; Okieshooter; Texan; Tennessean4Bush

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...


33 posted on 10/08/2011 7:36:42 AM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: umgud

www.saveelk.org The pics there will show you what we are dealing with here in Idaho.


34 posted on 10/08/2011 7:41:51 AM PDT by farmer_1 (Not all democrats are horse thieves but all horse thieves are democrats!!)
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To: marktwain

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.


35 posted on 10/08/2011 7:45:57 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Had enough?)
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To: Texan

May the best team win. :-)


36 posted on 10/08/2011 7:47:07 AM PDT by Texan
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To: Texan

I bet the muzzle blast from that short barrel 44 is what killed the wolf.


37 posted on 10/08/2011 7:48:01 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Had enough?)
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To: Tennessean4Bush

It seems to me that I grew up in a foreign country. The pansies have overwhelmed our culture.

Maybe a different universe.


38 posted on 10/08/2011 7:51:41 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: marktwain

I love wolves.

That said, if they threaten you shoot, shovel and shut-up.

Just like I do with cats! :)


39 posted on 10/08/2011 7:54:11 AM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: Hacklehead
I bet the muzzle blast from that short barrel 44 is what killed the wolf.

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.

40 posted on 10/08/2011 7:57:36 AM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: bigheadfred

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.


41 posted on 10/08/2011 8:03:26 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: from occupied ga

Wolf advocates are just eco-Leftists who should be a rubber room. Leftists love predators whether the animal kind or the human.


42 posted on 10/08/2011 8:18:55 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: 3Fingas

I guess the wolf thought he was feeling lucky!


43 posted on 10/08/2011 8:20:22 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: DemforBush

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.


44 posted on 10/08/2011 8:22:08 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: marktwain

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.


45 posted on 10/08/2011 8:28:37 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: marktwain
If a wolf comes within 10 feet of you, and knows that you are there, it is a dangerous situation.

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?

46 posted on 10/08/2011 8:32:43 AM PDT by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

The kids and I are reading White Fang. What you are saying reminds me of the first couple of chapters.


47 posted on 10/08/2011 8:38:03 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: 3Fingas

“Do you feel lucky, pup ?”


48 posted on 10/08/2011 8:41:50 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: marktwain
Funny story, she shot wolf, first shot in side of head 44 mag, but had to shoot a bunch more to kill it. ROFLOL, think I will throw the flag on that one. Having spend a few minutes hunting, I can tell you it is almost impossible to still hunt and walk up an elk and get in bow range. Glade she did not get bit.

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.

49 posted on 10/08/2011 9:00:38 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: All
We live with the National forest on the other side of our back fence.

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.

50 posted on 10/08/2011 9:02:30 AM PDT by troy McClure
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