Huge Wolf

This wolf was found just out of Edson , Alberta ..  Edson is just east of where
many of our Yellowstone wolves came  ( not sure what ‘found’ means.)

bigbadwolf

 

Hi…  I live in Buck lake Alberta Canada…. 20 min from Drayton Valley where the big wolf was shot… I found more photos of it and its said to weighed 197 pounds… The hunters were said to been baiting bear and the wolf chased off a large bear… we had a malamute husky that was this big.. as big as this wolf… the tracks are from a wolf that been eating our cows 2 or 3 a week… I’m sure if we fed our husky a large calf every couple days he would of been larger than the wolf…

remember the camera angle can make things look bigger… like a hunter sitting behind a elk… makes the elk look bigger… believe it or not my brother who weighed 190 pounds grabbed my cousin who weighed 250 pounds and bench pressed him off the ceiling, he worked the service rigs… any man can easily lift a 200 pound wolf like these men are… 

I’ve seen the wolfs twice that have been taking down the cows and they look large to me… wolf hunter are welcome… happy hunting

big wolf 1

big wolf tracks

201 Responses

  1. chad Says:

    Is this real? No one has provided enough information to verify this kill. Most trophy hunters brag themelves right off their barstools with something like this. What gives?

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  2. Liam Maguire Says:

    Same question. This was just sent to me but why has it not made national news. What is the size of this, I have never seen a wolf this big.. comments or verification please.

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  3. Who cares Says:

    Just cuz it’s not all over the news doesn’t mean it’s not real. That is a big wolf, and hard to believe it could get that big but Andre the giant is huge and hes real. Why can’t u believe this thing is real??

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  4. hunter tim Says:

    I killed a bigger one. I used it to carpet my entire first floor.

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  5. Kimby Says:

    I have a hard time thinking this is true. No details and now I just got a e-mail saying it was Shot near Gogama, Ontario Canada over a bear bait last week near the water-shed. If you do a google image search for bigbadwolf or bigbadwolf1 you can see the image on this and another website. One website has removed the image. I need a little more proof before I send this picture to everyone I know. If it’s true What a nice Wolf it is!

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  6. mikinakn Says:

    Did a lot of time in the woods hunting, fishing, trapping but have never come across anything that used steroids like this wolf. Must be the one ate little red riding hood and her grandmother…lol
    None of what is available is clear evidence to support this photo or story. I too need more information….

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  7. Ken Hall Says:

    By the looks of that pic the wolf would weigh about 200 lb.Soooo if it’s real how did that guy pic it up. He dosn’t look like he weighs that much.

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  8. Tangled Says:

    I just got this in an email but it was attributed to a hunt in Gogama Ontario. Ebaums is featuring it as a Gogama kill as well.

    Makes me think it is a hoax…. nothing on snopes about it yet though.

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  9. Shannon Says:

    I agree, if it was real there wouldn’t be any way he could pick it up like that. It would be too heavy. His arms are the same height as his shoulders. You get a two hundred pound sand bag and see if you can hold it like that!

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  10. Anonymous Says:

    It’s 100% real.

    The entire video was shown on Wild T.V.

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  11. Will Says:

    You don’t have to be a huge man to lift 200 pounds. I lift that much and more many times at the gym every day!!! And I imagine he didn’t have to hold it but for a few seconds for the picture.
    You people need to get a life and quit being such party poopers. We used to beat up people like you in school!!! LOL!!

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  12. john Says:

    has it occurred to anyone that it is not a case of an oversized wold but in fact an undersized man. i suspect that shooting animals is the only way this man can make up for his many shortcomings.

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  13. David Says:

    This is fake look at the mans arms you should be able to see his left arm wraped around the animal but you dont and his right arm must be alot longer than his left the way he is holding it in the picture. This picture has been photo shopped!

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  14. Vicki Says:

    Has someone with expertise in wild animals examined this? I know it will sound bizarre but people in paranormal and UFO investigations are running into cases with very unsual animals. If you could get a sample of hair with the roots, we might be able to find someone to examine this. Please write me off-line.

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  15. Robert Says:

    David,

    If you look closely, you will notice that his left hand is locked onto his right hand. You just can’t see his arm due to the fur and wolf’s position.

    A man can easily hold 200 lbs like these guys are doing. Nothing says that they lifted them. I would imagine that they helped to position the wolf for the photos and then the guy in each picture just stood there and held it. He did not have to lift it, move it or do anything other than lock hands for a few seconds for the photo.

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  16. neil hanson Says:

    it appears to me that this wolf was either caught in a snre and the snare was cut or the loose end of end a strong small rope is hanging from its neck….it is very easy to remove the susending wire or rope from the photo…..I believe that the photo of the man holding this very large wolf …has been photoshopped…the fur line on either side of the loop around its neck is visible…as the fur is shown to go in two differnt directions ..consistent with a tight loop around its neck…likely from being strung up

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  17. Katerina Says:

    Big or small, what difference does it make?! The question is why did someone had to kill him?! Wolves are endangered species, just because humans slaughtered them nearly completely out of the Earth´s surface. They have feelings, very tight social lives, they mourn the loss of their mates, are highly intelligent and solve problems. Why do some people kill them just ´cause they can, is beyond understanding and ethics!!!

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  18. Robert Says:

    I received an email with the first picture in it and they say it was killed in Quebec, Canada, in a city called “laTuque”… So…. not too sure if this is real!

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  19. Alan Says:

    If you read Richman Hobson Jr’s book “Nothing Too Good For a Cowboy” you will see Black Timber Wolves weighing as much as 275 pounds mentioned, killing full size Moose. These wolves are said to run in packs up to 25. He wrote 3 books “Grass Beyond the Mountains”,”Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy” and “The Rancher Takes a Wife”. These are non-fiction books about the first cowboys to move cattle into wilderness areas of Western British Colombia. Great reads for all you adventerous types. Real American hero’s for sure. So the wolf is large and probably a Black Timber Wolf, but not as big as they get. There are about 5 different species of wolves in that area and Alaska according to the books I read.

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  20. eichenluft Says:

    what a shame. Gorgeous animal – killed for no reason other than to make a “man” feel more like a man. Didn’t work. Disgusting.

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  21. brenda Says:

    u idiots shut up this is to real it in a magazine

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  22. Stephan Says:

    It’s fake. I’ve seen pics of the same wolf with different guys holding the poor creature. The cowards and the location of the pics are all from different provinces. Man. …that wolf gets around! I wish it was real and alive!

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  23. long duc dong Says:

    what if the men are just really really small?

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  24. Katie Says:

    I’m surprised too see so many questions about the wolf’s size. The average male wolf can weigh between 170-190 lbs so yes, he’s a big boy but not shocking. I’m sure we could have had a lot more info of how he got that big if there was research on other wolves in that area that are, you know..breathing.

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  25. joe Says:

    Its an incredible animal and there is no doubt its 100 percent real . Im a hunter and have seen first hand the size this magnificent animal can grow to .the fact is that its a game animal like every thing else is its no longer endangered,so people need to just get a life,people will hunt and things will die. thats how the world works .GET OVER IT!

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  26. Rob Says:

    It was on wild tv, its true story. wolves get bigger than that in alaska..

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  27. Adam Says:

    http://www.saveelk.com/index.html

    Some of you tree huggers need to grow a pair. The wolf is real. Wolves are very dangerous and kill for fun. They will kill you also for fun. Take a look at the website I linked up to take a look at what wolves do. If a wolf of this size can kill a grizzly then you are no match for it.
    Clearly in the photo of the guy holding the wolf up you can tell that he is carrying weight on him because he is leaning backwards and straining with the weight.
    And for some of you weaklings that think that a person can’t lift 200lbs then how come people lift other people all the time. You know like a soldier lifting up another soldier and carrying him. A soldier has a 70lb pack and a 200lb guy on his shoulder and a rifle in the other hand.
    I’ve seen pics of wolves that had been killed that are around this big.
    This is the reason why city folk should not be making any decisions about what goes on in the country. They do not have a clue.

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  28. Golgo Says:

    Come on…this is so BS. The pictures of the paw prints are taken with a much better camera. Not to mention you can see some photoshop clone stamping flaws around the arms on the first picture.

    Nice try. But it’s bollocks.

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  29. Dan Schiappa Says:

    I have seen a timber wolf as large as this as a full mount. It is now in the DEC museum in Sherbourne NY. I could not believe it either when I first saw it, a mans head would easily fit in it’s mouth. It’s an awsome animal indeed.

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  30. ecobitch Says:

    Whether this picture is real or fiction I find taking pride in this sort of thing disgusting.

    Adam, wolves kill for instinct. Not for fun you jack ass. Without killing they would not have food. And if they do kill without the need for food, especially when its humans, it is almost always because they are provoked. They move into areas populated by humans because we, being the delightful little species that we are, over hunt the food that THEY need just so we can hang a head on the wall.

    And if they were, in fact, killing us “for fun” it could simply be justified for the fact that our species kills theirs for fun as well. So whats the difference?

    Be as nature intended. Kill for FOOD, not for fun.

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  31. Katie Says:

    “This is the reason why city folk should not be making any decisions about what goes on in the country. They do not have a clue”

    Same could be said for trigger-happy rednecks. But of course it won’t come to that because I’m sure we’re all mature adults here.

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  32. Karen Says:

    Wolves kill just for the joy of killing, eating only parts leaving most on the ground. They are predators and yes they need to eat. Many years ago the people used wolfhounds to control the wolf population, there was a need for this. We hunters hunt for the food, yes there are some who hunt only for the big antlers. Hunters kill more humanly then the meat you purchase in the store.

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  33. Bryan Says:

    Deep in the heart of the Idaho forest, I am sure we could find at least one wolf of this size in the 100s of packs that are now all over the state. These wolves are from the northwest territory and are much bigger than anything that was here when they were endangered. If anyone would like to get another picute, be my guest but what you see is probably pretty close to what you get.

    801 / 208 represent

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  34. scott Says:

    well i looked at the photo and the underbelly didnt look right on first pic.Underbelly hair was blurred compared to rest of it. SO i asked my cuz for his imput since he has a degree in Graphic Design and this is what he said

    ” I would say it’s a fake, if you look some of the photo is very crisp (parts of the grass) and some are very low res (the trees) so that right there tells me its a composite, than look at the inside of the tail, looks kinda nice and neat, as oppose to the fluffy outer tail. Finally look at the inner paw and his elbow…it looks blurred, you should … See u should be more able to make out whats going on there, you cant tell if its going over his arm or under. That’s just my thoughts on it. Plus if it was real, what a dumb ass for killing it…”

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  35. Scott McDermott Says:

    I think its a nice wolf,but thoughs pictures look kind of funny -look at all 3 shots check the back ground not the same in all three pictures,but if it is real nice wolf

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  36. Mark Says:

    To comment on Scott’s cuz opinion: the inner side of the tail in the photo is the man’s right leg and therefore not “fluffy”. ..and I’m not really interested in his opinion on hunting.
    Digital photos that are enlarge then sent and resent start to look distorted, though I see no need to debate if these are fake or not….what I am curious about is why obvious anti-hunting folks are frequenting a site for hunters? Hunting is legal and socially acceptable. You are entitled to your opinion and I would suggest if the notion of legal hunting is distasteful to you, then you may want to stick to sites that offer photos of living animals.

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  37. xiphos Says:

    One wolf, EATING 2 or 3 cows a week?
    Get real.

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  38. Johno Says:

    Sigh… I live near Edson, Alberta, and yup, there are plenty of wolves around… and cougers, and bears… the woods are full of em. And we see big wolves regularly. Sure this one is quite big, but not absurdly enough to fuss over it being photoshopped, I’m six foot five, and still a human. I imagine a lot of the people who fuss over this photo being a photo shop live in cities and urban areas. Also, the man holding the wolf is probably not six five, but maybe just over the five and a half foot range. Still, the size is not outrageous.

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  39. elliot Says:

    U F-ing dick’s y did u kill it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  40. Mark Says:

    ….again, Elliot, buddy….move on to a non-hunting site….we’re not interested in your opinion here. Hunting is legal and socially acceptable….Thanks.

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  41. jake Says:

    Elliot they killed it because it was legal and every hunter dreams of a trophy like that. It’s douches like you who dont understand that hunting is necessary to keep the population under control. You watch to many disney movies, do you think the wolf gets old and dies at home with its family? No it gets to old to feed itself and starves and or freezes to death.

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  42. John Says:

    While I have no problem with people hunting elk and deer and animals like that, I can’t help but wonder why someone could look at an animal as majestic as this one and kill it for fun. Complete masturbatory self indulgence.

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  43. cierra Says:

    you people are sick! just plain sick! to hurt and kill one of these magnificent beautiful creatures???!!! terrible just terrible!!!! STOP KILLING AND STOP HUNTING!!!!

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  44. Mark Says:

    I write this to John from response #42 because I know even though you are not a hunter you will check back to see if anyone commented on your comment (talk about masturbatory self indulgence)….it is beyond me why you and lately response #43 cierra, are frequenting a hunting site….you obviously get off on harassing folks who occupy themselves in a legal socially accepted sport. I would urge the likes of jake in #41, not to attempt to justify anything to these folks, there is no need. It is none of their business.

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  45. Stephen Says:

    I’m going to be 40 this year, and I have lived in northern Ontario in the country for most of them.
    I have been seeing more and more wolves, coyotes, bears and cougars in the past few years.
    The nearby city’s have been growing, developing new subdivisions and even more city people moving to northern Ontario.
    They don’t want cougars and bears attacking there pets or there kids witch is understandable, but until it happens to them they are all against the hunting of these animals.
    Humans CANNOT occupy the same space as the wild.
    You built your house and moved up here and should learn to adapt to our lifestyle, not try to make the rest of us adapt to what YOU THINK should be our lifestyle…

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  46. Stephen Says:

    BTW… I have seen many wolves in my years of logging and have seen at least 3 the size of the one in this picture.
    One near the water shed (just south of Gogama)and the other 2 in South River ON.

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  47. Mark Says:

    I agree with you Stephen for the most part….we have the same issues in rural Eastern Ontario…city folks move out to the country and try to prevent us from carrying on our legal activites. I have friends in the South River area and have been there many times and I know they have the same issue with city folk….interesting you saw a large wolf in that area…

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  48. Ralph Says:

    Hi
    I am from Gogama.I got my hunting license at a very young age.It is not for me ,but i have learned to respect the love that others have.I have never seen a wolf that size.But i have never seen a wolf period.I can tell you that it is not a prey that would be hunted in that town as they pose no treat.The people are caring and loving and would be rebellious at such a kill.
    There is small game and Mose.But nothing goes wasted.
    I don’t know the person in the picture and i have made no inquirers,but i can tell you that it is probably not some one from that town.It looks like a bear to me.I would never hurt such beauty.Better left alive.But i do love fishing and all the love that town has to offer.

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  49. Ghost Wolf TM Says:

    I sure hope this thing is fake because if you bastards killed something like that you should be ashamed of yourselves GOD I HATE MOTHER******* LIKE YOU

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  50. Voice of Reason Says:

    First of all the fact that a wolf looking exactly the same in different pictures and provinces can only logically lead to the determination that wolves look a like, not that a single wolf is being sent around for photoshoots throughout Canada. Secondly, if you will read, these fellas own a farm and the wolf has been eating their livestock several times a week. Personally, I wouldn’t want a 200lbs wolf knowing where a live just in case I come out at the wrong time of night and he decides to take me on. Lastly, the further north you travel the larger the animals, they need the size to survive the winters, i.e. moose ever see one in florida? Lastly, if you have issues with hunting, petition your legislator to change the law, otherwise stfu. If you weren’t wasting everyday sitting on the internet looking to a hunter’s website to bash, you wouldn’t be so pissed off, probably because you are a c*ck$ucker.

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  51. Voice of Reason Says:

    and for those of you sure this was photoshopped. Just because every picture is not identical doesnt mean its PSed, just that people holding a several hundred lbs animal cant take the same shot three times. And wen you pick ur drunk friend up under the arms, are ur arms fully visible? No, because his slumping body covers part of yours. Get real. Get your head out of you ass.

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  52. Harold Says:

    I agree with Katrina:
    Katerina Says:
    January 23rd, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    “Big or small, what difference does it make?! The question is why did someone had to kill him?! Wolves are endangered species, just because humans slaughtered them nearly completely out of the Earth´s surface. They have feelings, very tight social lives, they mourn the loss of their mates, are highly intelligent and solve problems. Why do some people kill them just ´cause they can, is beyond understanding and ethics!!!”

    - What kind of dirtbag would kill such a beautiful animal..? What does this prove..youre still little weak looking men.

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  53. Mark Says:

    Thanks Harold but no thanks, this is a hunting site, please move along to a PETA site or something of the sort. I would ask you and Katerina to please stop harassing legal hunters.

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  54. Tanja Says:

    I rencently lost my wolf hybrid to poison and he was just half as heavy, but being dead, he was twice as heavy.
    Those pictues seem to me like somebody blew up the wolf compared to the hunter. If there was a wolf like that anywhere in Canada, people would know about them and not only from a hunter who apprarently shot him. Is like big foot. Wikipedia will tell you that no wolf on earth will grow up to this size unless it came from the age of dinosaurs

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  55. Tanja Says:

    so and then. Was the wolf killed in Manitoba or in Drayton valley Alberta?
    Make up your mind!

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  56. XdaXcaptain Says:

    in regards to Tanja, of 54. & 55.

    Wikipedia will, in fact, tell you that wolves as large as 190 pounds have been recorded, and 160 in northern territories isn’t particularly rare.

    doesn’t mean this wasn’t faked. i have no opinion as to that.

    but it does mean that if it WAS faked, they should have come up with slightly more outrageous dimensions, lol. ttyl.

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  57. Jordan Says:

    ALL y’all are morons. Don’t matter if the wolf’s real or not. its dead. there ain’t a damn thing any of you can do bout it. wolves don’t kill for fun. they kill for food you damn mother&^%#@. And as for your damn livestock. KEEP A BETTER WATCH OVER THEM OR GROW A SET AND GET OVER IT

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  58. dane Says:

    It sounds like you all up north have more liberal animal cuddlers than we do down in the US. I say true or fake KILL EM ALL

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  59. Gman13 Says:

    What the f*&%.
    Big ass wolf god damn!

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  60. BOb Says:

    Look at North American Hunter magazine feb/mar 2010 issue page 80. Tells the whole story.

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  61. Valleyguy Says:

    My sister had an Alaskan Malamute about the same size as that wolf.

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  62. riley animal scintest Says:

    ok everyone that wolf is real because see the blood on the paws that is where the hunters draged the wolf off the ground. And I think hunting is dumb

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  63. Danny Says:

    You know I am not a tree hugger or anything like that but you guys suck. I mean these are beautiful animals that have grown to such impressive sizes and you go a kill them you suck. WTF is wrong f*@% the cows guy Maybe you should get a better fence O thats right with a small penis you need to kill animals I bet you drive a really big truck. Loser

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  64. ted Says:

    I say good job kill them all the treehuggers cried over them introduced them to our country now they are out of control they need to be responsible monetarly for the depradation their sweet little wolves are causing

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  65. green eyed beauty Says:

    I am an animal lover but yet i understand that if this animal (along w/many others)is allowed to breed and make more babies and so on that the population would be overwhelming…and as far as the animal killing lifestock its nature. they have to find food as well…..i was saddend to see this giant dead but what can i say! These hunters have their rights so all the haters just need to shut their mouths and get on w/there own life….what happens…happens

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  66. jeff Says:

    this is real it played on wild tv the hunt

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  67. Dunyd Marquez Says:

    Give me a good reason of why did you had to kill this animal please? or you already feel as stupid as you are?, why don’t you just go and shoot dead your mother I bet she is huge too. You are a disgrace as a human being, what a shame, thanks to you my children will never have the chance to know this animal beside then in this way, what a shame God.

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  68. Mike Smith Says:

    Well if this wolf had been eating a few cows a week might explain why it’s so big probably has something to do with all the Growth Hormone and Steroids that farmers pump into their cow’s because last time I checked elk and deer were not on juice LoL. Or it’s a Dire wolf Canis dirus and they actually didn’t go extinct because if you look up a dire wolf this is what it says about its size “The Dire Wolf was larger than the Gray Wolf, averaging about 1.5 meters (5 ft) in length and weighing about 57 kg (130 lb) – 87.9 kg (190 lb).” I would hope maybe these hunters would get in contact with a biologist and donate any bones or remains that are still left of this wolf because it could maybe be a species of wolf that has thought to have been extinct for over 10,000 years now!!!!

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  69. Buck Lake Says:

    Hi… I sent in the pictures of the 3-wolfs and the tracks. my Dad pasters cows for other people. our family has lived here for 80 years and the last couple of years the wolfs have moved in and have been killing live stock all over the country side. one neighbor lost a couple of prize mini horses. the wolfs had our dog cornered in the car port one night, till we chased them away. yes the wolfs are a very beautiful animal and yes they kill to eat. so we lost 6 big calfs to the wolfs last year big deal. I’ve seen the wolfs but have never shot one. i used to hunt but would rather eat what the wolfs are… big calfs.. would I shoot a wolf..YES. I have the right to bear FIREARMS… I have the right to HUNT… and I have the right to PROTECT my family and proprety.. I think the wolfs are cool and make life here interesting. i also think some people don’t under stand their rights.. YOU WILL WHEN YOU LOSE THEM ALL…

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  70. Buck Lake Says:

    HERES TO ALL THE PISSED OFF PEOPLE ABOUT THIS WOLF BEING SHOT…. Come out to the farm and we’ll go hunting with just a CAMERA…. you and your kids can dress up in bunny suits with bags of raw hamburger(wolfs like cow here)we’ll get a rabbit call and call in the wolfs… i’ll hide in the bushes and get some good camera shots.. theres a pack of 10 wolfs here we should get some nice pictures of you petting and feeding the wolfs. then you’ll have a(one)leg to stand on like the guy in the picture.

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  71. hop along Says:

    maybe the wolf nod off the guys leg and he had to shot it. heres your sign

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  72. Mark Says:

    That was really well put Dunyd Marquez….are you some sort of genius writer or something?? You’re quite the wordsmith…

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  73. Garrett Says:

    WHY WOULD YOU KILL WOLVES! they are peaceful if you dont harm them or make them fell threatened. Anyways i am saying you should give away the wolves but why would you kill them.
    Yes i understand we need food to survive but wolves are not animals to be hunted.

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  74. Mark Says:

    This is a HUNTING site Garrett, why are you here again?

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  75. Dunyd Marquez Says:

    I am just an average Jane who tries to see the big picture that’s all.

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  76. Iza Says:

    TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH COMMON SENSE:

    If the wolf is attacking your livestock, PUT UP A #$%$#@# FENCE THAT IT CAN’T CROSS INSTEAD OF JUST KILLING THE ANIMAL!!! I’m not saying that wolves are innocent but they hunt for food and if you idiots provide easy food for them they will take advantage of it.
    DO YOU THINK THEY ARE THAT DUMB NOT TO???
    This is not PROTECTING YOUR FAMILY! This is ELIMINATING A THREAT!!! A threat shouldn’t be eliminated, it should be kept safe from.
    The life of your family isn’t any more valuable than the life of this animal. You must make economic sacrifices to prevent yourself from becoming a small-minded dick.
    I AM NOT SAYING HUNTING IS BAD OR ANYTHING.
    Just that this wolf was killed without a good reason.
    :)

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  77. WOLF KILLER Says:

    Wolves should be managed just like all other animals, in states like montana, idaho, wyoming they are devestating elk and deer populations. They are no longer endangered and most people who argue agianst killing wolves are not effected by them or dont even have a clue how they effect an envirionment. You probably have never seen a wolf let alone any wild animal other than the ones you see in books or in zoos. If you like hunting elk, kill the wolves kill them all with no remorse, they should be hunted like all other animals. I’ll drink to any dead wolf that is shot any day of the year just to celebrate the life of 15 elk that were probably saved.

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  78. william huard Says:

    You can always tell when people from Idaho, Montana or Wyoming post on the internet. They destroy the English language. As far as Canada goes, with all the baiting and chasing animals on ATVS and snowmobiles it’s a joke when you say “Canada is home to the Fair chase”! I don’t think you have the first clue!

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  79. Jess Says:

    Mark #72 and a few other comments above: Wanna shake your hand!:) I wonder why some of these folks are on this site…. beyond me! Nice to see someone’s on idiot control! Take care buddy!

    Dunyd #67, this is part of your comment: “thanks to you my children will never have the chance to know this animal”. Really??? How did you want your children to know this animal? Oh, maybe have it over for tea, or take it for a nice dinner? News flash… you shouldn’t have kids! Get’em a picture book! Maybe after your children get to know this animal you’ll understand why they killed it. How about that, think I just found your one good reason as to why the hunters killed this wolf!

    As to if this wolf is real or fake?… I say real!

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  80. william huard Says:

    Why are all you hunters short, mentally and ethically challenged, and in need of a bath? Just askin

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  81. Zorgon Says:

    This is the 12th largest Wolf taken in BC. His official score after drying is 17 9/16″ – length 11 7/16 width 6 2/16

    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43/1899/SaschaandtheWolf.jpg

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  82. Karissa Says:

    what the heck that is sad not funny or happy god what is wrong with you

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  83. wolf killer Says:

    william huard #78 you can always tell when someone from California or the East Coast chimes in because they sound like a bunch of whiney pussies. Was it fair catch when your wife married you? Or are you still sitting in your bean bag with your dick in your hand, commenting on peoples bad ass hunts. Get a life and don’t comment in hunting web sites if your not a hunter!!

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  84. Johnny Kule Dude Says:

    For the enviromentalists who think wolves should not be hunted I have some thing to cheer you up, at my ranch we bait them with meat that has spoiled so its not wasted! but you have to be fast to shoot them because sometimes they will get their leg out of the trap!! Check baited wolf traps daily!!!

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  85. Kodi Ferguson Says:

    I originally received an email with this wolf in it and assumed the same as a lot of people in that it was a fake.. That was until I met the people who took the pictures. They had a couple hundred other pics from different angles in their laptop of this wolf and their friends who got it. Their bear bait was set up only a couple miles from the camp they were staying in while working out of town, Northwest of Edson, AB on the Elk River Road.. Their video was shown on Wild TV last year and is also on the website for Grimms Monster Mix. The owner of Grimms was one of the gents out hunting and the older gent is the one credited with knocking the beast down.. Check out Wild TV and GrimmsMonsterMix.com for all your picture and video proof as well as Alberta Fish and Game Records for the wolf listings..

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  86. SERJ Says:

    Sir 1 wolf is worth more than an entire population of elks, the wolf is a beautiful animal and should be treated as so.

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  87. Randy Says:

    I can say the pictures are real. I saw a black timberwolf the other day and when we measured the paw-print, it was 5 1/2 inches wide. People can say what they want. When they see the real thing, they will respect this animal of the north.
    Randy–Manitoba Canada

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  88. e.raschella@live.ca Says:

    I wish that every day I would hear…….*.a hunter ripped to shreds by wolves *

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  89. Celine Says:

    I think that wolf should of been place to another place whats the pleasure of having a gun and shooting animal it make me laugh when people are pround they kill an animal what to be pround of you have a gun they dont humain are the worst species we destroy what the fun of that

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  90. ades Says:

    That’s one big bad wolf

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  91. Thr Says:

    This is most likely a hoax, in spite of media attention. I have examined a number of northerly gray wolf specimens over 150lbs, and the apparent skull size is not consistent with the purported weight. Assuming those are average sized men, the apparent length from (meta)tarsals to tibia combined with the length of the foreleg, typical canis lupus lupus geometry suggest a wolf that would be standing perhaps 38″+ at the withers and pushing 300lbs with such a stout build.

    While not being an expert on photographic manipulation, I suspect some fellows had some fun with some pictures and made up a number (weight) that sounded amazing but not preposterous. Unfortunately the stated weight and the photographic evidence are not consonant.

    However, epigenetics are sometimes ‘funny,’ and I could be wrong. Perhaps it’s a hybrid with a large livestock guardian dog, perhaps some rare phenotype expressions, etc. There are possibilities, but I would be nonplussed as to why these hunters would *understate* the weight of the animal if it were in fact an anomaly.

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  92. =[ why Says:

    why do people have to kill the wolves… its not like it was actually threatening you… it killed your cattle well the figure out how to stop it with out killing it…

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  93. jason PA Says:

    shut up bunny hugger you’re all a bunch of losers you have nothing better to do then criticize others

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  94. Paul Says:

    I really dont know for sure the size and wieght the wolf in this pic….but i can tell you that spending over 20 years working in the woodlands for a Lumber Co. i have seen hugh wolfs and am not affraid to say that at least 4 or 5 that i have seen during that time frame would be well over 200 lbs 2 for sure were at least 4 ft at the shoulders…..

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  95. Guy From Montana Says:

    Dear City Slicks,
    Having lived and hunted my entire life in Montana and watched the deer, elk, and moose be decimated by wolves, i feel the need to correct you because you have been fed a bunch of bull. You most likely have had no interaction with wolves except what you see on TV, in the zoos and what you read on blogs like this one. You really have no idea what wolves actually do and cannot be blamed for being misinformed. To sum it all up wolves breed like mice and they kill like Osama Bin Laden. Wolves kill for something to do, they kill non-stop. When they were first introduced they went for the weak easy animals but after a while there was no weak easy animals left because they would kill the animals and leave them without even taking a bite. Was that necessary to survive? Soon they were taking out completely healthy animals that had no intention of dying anytime soon. The only weak animals now are the new born calves, the babies that are defenseless. The future generations of elk. Do you think the wolves spare those? Cause they don’t and it is the same with rancher’s calves. In Montana we can no longer ride horses into the mountains and leave them tied to a tree for twenty minutes because the wolves come in and try to kill them (usually they end up getting kicked in the face and knocked out only to meet the end of our hammer cause they are not worth a bullet) Also do you have a furry little pet that you love? perhaps a dog or a cat? maybe even a rabbit? Well when wolves show up in your backyard and you find your pet dead then let’s see how you feel about the wolves. When you find your pet ripped to shreds in your backyard I doubt you will be saying oh look at the beautiful, majestic, animal that just ripped my dog to pieces. Your thoughts will be more like where is that rifle, I am being called to hunt and avenge my pet. Build a fence that a wolf can’t get through? That would never work because, uhh, they are dogs they dig? How ignorant are you? And another reason it wouldn’t work for all the tree huggers out there is because the wild game would no longer be free to move along their migratory paths and would be forced to live in the fences that they can’t get through because the wolves can’t get through them. When the city slickers come see what’s actually going on here and get annoyed cause the ants are crawling up their legs to bite their candy asses (the ants being the wolves) they will understand where we are coming from. And I’m pretty sure the tree hugging peta people won’t mind if a wolf came up and took a couple thousand out of their bank account cause that’s what the wolves are doing to the ranchers here every time they kill a cow. Which they do for fun, and end up killing multiple cows only to take a small bite out of one cow. Just because you read or watch some documentary about the wolves lives does not mean that it is true. Thinking you are an expert because you googled wolves and read that only the alpha female and male are the only ones allowed to mate, or that they are not responsible for declining numbers of other wildlife makes you look like an arrogant pric or a retarded know it all bitc. I don’t know what it is like elsewhere but here all wolves breed no matter what their status in the pack is mating for life to them seems to mean mate as many times as possible in my hopefully short lifespan. In all do your research, talk to the locals instead of reading it on Wikipedia or Google because chances are we know more because of experience, plus we are pretty friendly unless you start being an ass right off. Wolves need to be either regulated or non-existent in Montana for us to be happy
    P.S a good reason to kill this animal was that he was feeding on cattle, and was making the owner of the cattle lose thousands of dollars

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  96. Nicki Says:

    YOU GUYS ARE FREAKING SICK RETARDS WHO DONT KNOW WHAT LIFE MEANS! HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOU WERE SHOT BECAUSE YOU WERE TRYING TO LIVE!!**** YOU HUNTERS JUST **** YOU! WOLVES ARE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES THAT ONLY KILLL YOUR LIVESTOCK BECAUSE THEY NEED TO LIVE! JUST PUT UP A DAMN FENCE THAT THE WOLF CANT GET THROUGH @SSHOLES! AND IF YOU HUNT FOR A SPORT THAN GO TO HE!!. I HATE ALL OF YOU STUPID RETARDED HUNTERS!

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  97. Derek Says:

    some of you people are disgusting human beings,hunting is a way of life and every thing on the planet has to do it in order to survive. Sometimes animals need to be kept in check. people dont just hunt to kill. Just becuase some of you dont enjoy the sport and view it as wrong, doesnt mean it is. you should prolly get another hobby other than badmouthing and bloggin on the internet about things you dont like. you wouldnt appreciate other people bad mouthing your hobbies and interests.

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  98. Derek Says:

    AND! some of you F*CK$ who say put up a fence to keep the wolves out, im sure theyd be glad to have you come install it, cause a fence like that would have to be dug down five feet with concrete and be as tall as ten feet. for you people who say its not threatening the farmers get this, farming is their way of life, their income and what they know. its how they feed themselves and the mouthes of their family. if you had a threat to your income you better believe youd try to get rid of it, especially if its going to cost you a couple grand. Id like to take you out in the woods and show you a thing or two. you people wouldnt last one minute without your Cell phone or tv and that makes you pitiful. city slickers and people who know nothing about the outdoors would be in a world of trouble if you were stranded someplace, and thatd do society good!

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  99. kristen Says:

    how dare you kill a wolf eather you killed and hunted it or, you foun it dead but i am agensed wolf hunting/killing wolf

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  100. fencerman Says:

    A typical cattle fence is 4′ of woven wire that an adult wolf could not squeeze through. This wire starts about 4 inches off the ground. 6 inch thick posts are placed every 16 ft, with smaller stakes placed every 3 ft. To fence a 100 acre farm or ranch it costs over $20,000.00 Ranchers and farmers do this to protect their livelyhood! For those of you who live in urban areas, there is no way you can be informed about the realities of predation by wolves. If you really consider yourself to be intelligent, fair human beings, contact a large animal vet, and a county livestock kill adjuster in a rural area. Everyone will agree a vet loves animals and is an educated person, the livestock kill adjuster is the guy who goes out and records kills made by predators for the county and determines the who, how and why of it. Ask these professionals about their findings and opinions of wolf- livestock kills. I challenge any of those who posted their hate rants to do this and see where the truth lays!

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  101. Alyssa Says:

    You people are disgusting! It makes me sick just looking at these pictures! If it really was that big you idiots should of left it alone! How about you find better ways of taking care of your ‘cows’ instead of shooting everything in sight, or are you just too plain stupid? This sickens me. You find something beautiful and wonderfully abnormal and you just kill it? Really great. Idiot humans have killed off ANOTHER work of art. Why don’t you go find some fairies or maybe Santa Clause? That ought to make you feel real great about yourselves.

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  102. joe Says:

    Thats real alright. You can be surprised how big wolves get. they aren’t the little 80 pound animals people say they are depending which subspecie you are talking about. And wikipedia says they are rarely above 120 pounds, but that’s not true. Here’s the average wolf weights for every subspecie. Ranges from 30 – 176pounds. Look up alberta wolf or alaskan wolf. Small fellas huh? I luv wolves and I hate them getting hunted, unless it is for good reasons such as when attacking people pets livestock and when the population gets to large and they might start attacking people.

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  103. notbemoved Says:

    I agree with joe. Poor wolf! He was mining his i=own bussiness too! I love wolves

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  104. Starsky Says:

    You horrible horrible people… Isn’t it enough that you can look at him and enjoy a live for what he is a wolf so he can make more pups like him that you have to kill him? He could of being the only alpha to his huge bloodline and you killed him….Its humans like you…blood thistly humans like you… that kill this world for what it once was.. May you rot in hell.

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  105. JJW Says:

    Whoa Whoa Whoa! This thing is real and here is how to prove it: Take a good look at the hind legs of the wolf, notice the wolf is off the ground completely. so with a wolf that size on all fours, it would stand about 30-32 inches. that is big for a wolf, but not unheard of. I saw a similar article about wolves this sizes attacking people. Don’t believe it for a moment!! In all american history, there has only been one official record of a healthy, wild, wolf attacking people.

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  106. JJW Says:

    Now, let’s all take a breather for a minute and step back. Here are the facts about me: I am not against hunting, but I don’t hunt much my self. i do like guns and target shooting. So there, I’m not a tree-hugger, or a murderer, just an average American.

    Now let’s look at the wolf, I already said it’s real. Now the wolf is a top predator, beautiful, majestic, and I give it respect. I would never kill one unless it was attacking my horse or dog or something that I must protect as the owner of that pet. Most of you would do the same. I agree that wolf hunting in large numbers is not practical to the ecosystem, there are not enough human hunters to replace the services done by the wolf. And ranchers also need to realize that they are going to loose some stock, that’s life, prepare for it! So does everyone see my point?

    Killing excess animals is unnecessary to a healthy environment. And with that, everyone can have beautiful animals roaming the wilderness for their children and grand children. But I don’t side with the hunters that think that we should all live by this saying; “If it lives, kill it.” You see people, those on the extremes are wrong, both ends of the spectrum. But those that are reasonable and in the middle are right.

    So attack me online if you dare, but those that are in harmony with nature, can do anything they want, anywhere.

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  107. JJW Says:

    Sorry, I mean’t “necessary” at third paragraph

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  108. JJW Says:

    by the way, katreina, anyone who thinks that they know about wolves from watching a poorly rated childerns movie “The Alpha and the Omega”, I ask that you do more research on wolves before criticizing because
    1. by “tight social lives”, they don’t dance and howl songs, they communicate.

    2. their only feelings are: depression, happiness, and loneliness. Everything else is instinctive.

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  109. wolffreind Says:

    Kill something like this? You should be killed by a army of wolfs

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  110. barbara Says:

    I live in Australia where we have a cousin of the species in the photo that is : Canis Lupus dingo. They are much smaller than the Timber wolf only reaching reaching approx 40lbs. However,what I would like to comment on is that wolves including dingos, do kill for fun. In on instance last September, they killed 21 of my stud goats. No They didn’t eat them and Yes it was dingos and not domestic or wild dogs because we caught the two that were doing the killing in the act. In one incidence in Victoria they killed over 200hundred sheep in one night. None were eaten. I guess when they kill in packs like this it is equivelant to humans enjoying a good game of football I.e. it’s sport.

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  111. milky dorr Says:

    look im not surrounded by wolves or anything i havent even seen a wild wolf before ive hunted coyotes and other game on the east coast and i can tell you that the way the wolf is bent where the mans arms are is almost certainly how it would bend as i have pictures of some big coyotes that are this way. i love wolves they are my favorite animal i may not purposely go out to hunt one but dont think id hesitate for one second to kill a wolf had it posed a threat to me my family or anything on my land i believe that the picture of this wolf is 100% real people speak of the blurriness of the pictures n some spots and what not but if u ask me they arent very technologically literate dont they know that there are cameras that focus on key points leaving other areas seemingly blurred? n to everyone who says u shouldnt kill a wolf lets send one into your fenced n back yard with your dog er other animals n see how fast u want it killed or removed now keep in mind people living n the country cooooooooooooould chase the animals off but they will almost certainly return where as this is not the case n the city since u can just call someone to remove the animal from your property

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  112. yussif kanbar Says:

    -_-…killing a wolf……not cool……especially one that amazing

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  113. Cathcart Says:

    I think there is to many photos here to be fake. If this was photo shopped then there would be scaling issues of each picture not looking the same. They look real to me! I know that the North American gray wolf is normal’y about 150 LBS max. But Canadian Wolves Are Giants compared to the extinct North American Gray Wolf. That’s what they have done by introducing Canadian Wolves! They are true killing machines and have already taken a toll on all the deer and elk in the west. They kill and kill and kill to make sure the pack has enough food for winter.

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  114. Cathcart Says:

    Oh yeah we shouldn’t kill wolves they are so amazing so we should just keep letting them rip all the animals apart and feed on them while there still alive. And then when there is to many wolves and not enough game in the forest to support them come winter we should feel sorry enough for these wolves and all you people who want to keep them alive should walk out into the forest come winter and let the whole pack surround you and rip you apart before you die. But you and you’r body will go to a good cause right knowing that the wolves are more important then us humans give me a Break you Idiots! How are we to save the wolves when we can’t even save starving children around the world who is more important people or wolves. All you Idiot tree huggers out there think man has a solution to everything and then you go and spend alot of money just to F!@# things up IDIOTS!!!

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  116. sally Says:

    hunt with your bare hands and your teeth and I will have some respect you small d**** piece of **** Anyone can be brave and patient with a gun.

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  117. fuckoff Says:

    wow so many losers here

    the retards that say they like wolves then go and say they would kill one in a second

    id love to bitch slap your ugly hick faces and spit on your familys graves

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  118. Donna Says:

    You guys can say all you want about not killing theses animals, but these wolves are from Canada and were introduced into Idaho over a decade ago. They are huge and not only kill for food, but for the fun of it. They WILL attack without provocation. They WILL kill you, and they are depleting the elk, moose, and deer at a large rate. As a result of the introduction, they have spread. They are not your typical, small, timber wolf that are most commonly seen and heard about. Laws NEED to be put in effect to end the problems these wolves are causing. It’s called population control and preservation of our native species. So all you tree huggers out there who are complaining about the killings and huntings of these wolves should learn the facts about why these hunting laws are in place for these animals. It’s necessary.

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  119. Mary Says:

    Ok, now I am a Vegan… and in theory… a tree hugger. But I can see the point of view on the cattle. They are a HUGE expense loss. And I can guarantee, if they went after my horses, foals, pets… they’d be on my hit list. I DO agree in managing their numbers. And I HAVE seen a documentary on the fact that wolves do indeed have blood lust for the chase. Kill just for fun. I know friends who have seen little wild foals chased down, torn apart… just for fun… and left mostly dead… or just a nibble on. These are very dangerous, killing for the fun of it machines. Beautiful, yes… but need to be monitored and regulated before they DO end up in neighborhoods picking off pets, or children

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  120. cJ Says:

    I think it’s a shame to kill a beautiful animal for sport!!!

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  121. Donna Arizmendi Says:

    My whole family hunts ans eats every bit of the meat. It’s the wolf hunting I don’t like, the canned,aerial and Poisoning.. Watch this..it’s long but wroth it…..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o–IiXUKKRY&feature=share

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  122. Coyotehunter Says:

    Kill them all!

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  123. Wilie Coyote Says:

    Why isn’t there any blood anywhere?

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  124. lovesallanimals Says:

    http://www.cosmosmith.com/gray_wolves.html
    Grey wolves and timber wolves are one in the same and can get up to 200 lbs. The website above will educate you a little on the subject.

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  125. Nunya Says:

    First of all not frequenting ur precious website this pic popped up on Guess what some stupid guy with a small penis did this time.com
    Hunting for food is one thing I completely agree that it is more humane than slaughter houses.
    Killing these animals because ur so ignorant to believe that they need us humans to keep them from dying a horrible death is absurd. Animals do just fine without us messing with their population. The only reason y they are hungry is because of over hunting of their food n the taking of their land. Guess what morons their is no god, we are all animals, and we don’t have the right to destroy everything in our path because we have guns!

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  126. Ranae Says:

    Lol.. So I have lived in Montana most my life, never cared too much for hunting, but all you animal rights activist make me wanna go pop a couple just for pure sport :) Mainly just the wolves… and Mountain lions :) Also I should mention I am a woman who weighs 115 and stands 5’2 and even I can lift 200 pounds from a squat… so all you “men” out there making comments about that, should be super ashamed!

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  127. Jewels Says:

    I really get fed up with people and their thinking animals have no right to be here or they have no right come into “human territory”. What part did you guys miss about the fact that they were here before us? We keep overtaking their territory, minimizing it, forcing them back, until we corner then, then kill them. So, if one of you steps on to my property, why can’t I shoot you? I have little respect or like for people, and people are the most violent and unpredictable of all the species. And no animal kill for “fun”. That’s a human trait!

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  128. Ohboy Says:

    well actually if i step on your property and mean you harm you can shoot me! It hasn’t hit national news because fish and game have been denying how many wolves there really are! I wonder if you would agree to taking a wolf out of it’s pack and habitat, then plant it in an area where there haven’t been major predators in the area for years, and releasing those predators on the local wild life? It has severly damaged the elk, deer, and buffalo herds. Some herds have been almost completely destroyed, which will cause some species of Elk to go exctinct. YES wolves kill for fun!! Wolves did fine in Canada and Alaska…they can go back there!

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  129. Ohboy Says:

    oh before you wine about killing wolves you should all go down to your local animal shelter and save all the animals there before they’re put down. Then you can talk about the wolves who are actually damaging the environment they’re in!!

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  130. Erica J Says:

    Real or not real, this brings up a good topic! Wovles (this species) were reintroduced into the wild, into Yellowstone particularly. They were not there naturally anymore. Unlike other animals in the area like the grizzly bear or an elk (who only gives birth to 1 baby MAYBE 2 per year)….wolves have litters of pups and they breed multiple times. The overpopulation has caused them to go out of their regulated areas and turn into stockers and killers of rancher’s stock (which keep in mind is their livelyhood). It is a HUGE problem in ID, MT and WY. They should have never been brought back in the first place and the only way to keep them under control is to kill them…espcially the Alphas. Once they kill, they are just going to keep coming back for more from the same spot. For everyone who does not live in these states, I wish you could see the damage they cause. It is disgusting and sad. I blame it on the governemnt for even wanting to bring them back in the first place. Now they have just created an even bigger problem. One of my dad’s best friends is a federal game warden in charge of the a lot of the packs in Wyoming. The stories he tells are unreal and I have seen what they can do. Such distructive creatures. Beautiful animal? YES!!! Absolutely! Botton line is however, I do not agree with them being there. They have made a positive impact they have made on the biodiversity of the park, but this whole thing was not planned well and they (Washing DC) was not prepared for the ill effects either. I personally think they should be taken off of federal protection and they need to open up a hunting season just like the other animals in the state…this would naturally cause a decrease in the population without having to eliminate the wolves completely. They could at least give it a try! If anyone is upset about the meat going to waste, send me your adress and you can have it! :)

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  131. Erica J Says:

    Sorry about the typos, lol, fussy toddler pulling on my arm!

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  132. ryan Says:

    I’ve never seen a wild wolf in person nor do I want to unless I have a gun, yes they are beautiful but also very dangerous! For you people saying put up a fence to keep them out, wth are you smoking!? Do you put up a huge wall to keep out every predator in your neighborhood? Or if your spouse or children get murdered by a predator that broke into your home, should we just say oh well shoulda had a better fence?

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  133. ryan Says:

    Thanks

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  134. Vern Says:

    I think most people on here would agree with Erica if they saw the damage these animals do to not just livestock but to any large animal. A wolf can eat 20 lbs of meat in one sitting, fact. Thats like 80 hamburgers! Yes a pack of wolves will kill for no reason, why do you think these wolves are so big? They are eating just to eat, not because they need to. Just like some of the fat people who never go out and enjoy and actually learn about nature and the way it all works together. All this information is on the internet and libraries for all to see if they wanted to. Anti hunters are just like the Nazi’s, ignorant, uneducated, and blinded by hate so much so, that even if the truth were staring them in the face, they still would not see it. Haters to the core.

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  135. smwndr Says:

    I am sorry but you photoshop people crack me up. This photo is very real. I am a graphic designer and a photographer and this is a low resolution photo so if you blow it up in anyway to try to see if it is altered, it is pixelated. You couldn’t tell if you wanted to. It is like looking through a cracked glass. For those who wish it hadn’t been killed, I am sure you will change your mind when it shows up in your back yard. Wild animals are getting daring and they do get this big because the stupid government puts laws on them to keep them safe but all it does is make them so dominant they destroy other species. There is a balance there and God planned it that way. He gave us animals for food and our harvesting them balances out all of the other species in the world. Also any animal that is daring enough to come around humans for food is a threat and should also be killed.

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  136. Nolan VanderLinden Says:

    We are having a real bad time with the Canadian wolves that have been introduced into our area. I live just out of the yellowstone park border about 30 miles. Our wintering elk herds have suffered a huge loss sine the (reintroduction) of these animals. Problem is, it’s not a reintroduction! They introduced an animal that is not native to our area! Our native timber wolves have been replaced with these Canadian TUNDRA wolves. These wolves were used to chasing caribou that can and will cover 30 miles a day if needed. Our elk and moose can’t run like a caribou! I have no problem killing this menace to our Idaho habitat! As for you people who don’t think it’s real, feel free to email me at bourbon_man72@yahoo.com I have pictures of wolves taken in our area that were destroyed because of them being in livestock, and hunting hunters that were bugleing elk! I say to the men In the pictures– Nice Shot! And well done!!!

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  137. imacowgirl Says:

    I have a question for all you wolf lovers. These are Canada Wolves, right? Okay. Canada borders the USA ALL across the northern part of our nation, save the lakes of course. Right?Still with me? Remember,we border with Canada from Washington clear to Missesota,then from New York to Maine,and I know there’s a river there, but it’s pretty obvious they can swim,so why aren’t these wolves roaming freely down to the states, or is the border patrol checking the wolves at border stops and keeping them out of the states?These are CANADA WOLVES native to CANADA,so why haven’t they “slipped across the border” before “we” introduced them? Did they see the sign that said USA/CANADA border? “Opps, hey Lobo, we can’t cross into the United States, get your grey ars back here into Canada,aye!” I heard one howl that to another who had illegally ran into Idaho! He ran back right away too! Well, it’s not because the border patrol is doing it’s job, it’s because these NATIVE CANADA GREY WOLVES are adapted to the NORTHERN CANADA TERRITORY where the snow is deeper, the weather is colder,they had to be bigger and stronger to survive. They didn’t wander south into the states because the climate/territory is different. They are in Alaska too,but I guess maybe they didn’t see the signs there that said Canada/USA border! or, maybe it’s because it’s the same kind of territory that they are use too? Down here in the states, they are the Big Kahuna, they are the new kid on the block and they are taking over, they’ve already killed our smaller NATIVE wolf, who was adapted to THIS enviroment! Why didn’t you wolf lovers make an effort to try to capture a couple of alpha wolves from our native ones, breed them, and bring our own wolf back to a stable number? These were the truly endangerd ones, not those northerners! Why didn’t you stick up for them? Oh well, sickness and diseases will get these S.O.B.’s when they are over populated. Too bad our wildlife is all gone too,ohh, wait, that’s why the wolves are weak,sick and diseased,they ATE and killed all the wildlife, ate themselves out of house and home! Darn ignert wolf son’s of bitches, (that’s a female wolf) killing for the fun of it too, they never once thought “hey,there may not be enuff elk and deer to eat”. (yep, I kno my spellins rong, cause I’m against all this wolf lovin stuff and we wolf hayters are ahl ignert ya kno!)

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  138. stuie Says:

    holy crap. i think all those animal rights activists need to go take a nature walk around the areas where all these beautiful animals are. and see how beautiful they are from the inside when they attack you. are you still gonna protest harming them then. how about if they attacked your child or family member. i live in montana but have traveled and lived all over from big cities to po dunk population 400 and lemme tell you if an animal is attacking you or your property/ loved ones you will do whatever you have to to protect your life. i have heard and see first hand of animals attacking humans. unprovoked thank you. and y would all you hunter haters be on this site in the first place? go look at some pictures of tomatoes and hemp or something. if this is real(and i dont know the guy and wasnt there so i cant say either) that is one hell of a trophy, thats a lotta meat, glad the cows are safe and it’s legal people get over it and grow up.

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  139. imacowgirl Says:

    I meant Minnesota,I typed out my thoughts cause that’s how this illiterut wolf hayter learned that’s where the Mississippi river is born, I gotta think up something dumm to remember it. But you wolf lovers knew that is where Mississippi’s head waters are cause your so smart. Sorry I am so dumm.

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  140. cassdave Says:

    For one i am a hunter but only hunt what i eat! trophy hunters make me sick! i would like to hunt trophy hunters. I’m sure if you were hungry and wanted to survive and feed your family you would do what you have to that is all that they do. People want to live in a glass houses and never have to fend for them self. This animal has no reports of attacking anyone or thing so why kill it. That is like saying you can kill a person for nothing because they are big and scary. People grow up! everyone has a place on this earth per god!He made us all! and for a reason!

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  141. Larry Forte Says:

    First of all, I seldom hunt any more and when I do, it’s usually for food. However, to all the PETA people and and animal rights activists. It has been scientifically observed and documented on numerous occasions that predators, such as coyotes and wolves, most certainly WILL kill much more than they can eat just because of the sheer opportunity. This has been documented in sheep herds in both Wyoming and Montana. That so strong is their predatory response to fleeing animals that they simply could not control their impulse to chase and kill many more than were eaten. many of the young sheep killed had barely more bite marks than needed to kill them. others only had the choicest parts eaten out of them while leaving approximately 85% of the carcass untouched. Instead of killing four to six sheep, the pack of 6 wolves killed 17 of them. Perhaps when these animal rights people think hunters are cruel, they need to see the newborn calves in the plains states that have their butts, their tails, their ears and their lips bitten completely off and out of them, not to mention some of their entrails hanging out of them, by coyotes before being chased off. They want to see cruel then watch one animal kill another, how horrible and agonizing it is! But merciful and quick is the hunter’s bullet. And what is man, is he not also a part of nature? of course! And they need to remember that stark fact – that man is every bit a part of nature as any animal is.

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  142. Thatoneperson Says:

    Wolves are necessary for the population control of deer and elk. If you didn’t have the wolves to hunt them along with the humans that hunt them there would be an over population. Every animal has it’s place and is necessary to keep the natural balance of things. Humans have a way of taking over things and upsetting the natural balance. This is not originally our world it is theirs, we are slowly diminishing their natural habitat and food sources and then we get upset when our livestock is killed? Think about it, we are all just part of the natural order of things. But unlike humans, animals do not kill for fun, or torture, or purposely do hurtful things because we don’t “like someone” they are driven by instinct.

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  143. Prontess Says:

    I understand that if these huge wolves are killing livestock is to be true… why this would be the solution. But, seriously, times are changing. The world is changing. All animal, plant, climate and weather globally are changing. The wilderness is showing us that… more so than ever. We need to find other ways than hunting what we as humans feel don’t belong in our world. What the answer is I don’t know. I wish i did.
    This was a beautiful beast.

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  144. taska Says:

    “I’ve seen the wolfs twice that have been taking down the cows and they look large to me… wolf hunter are welcome… happy hunting”
    By what you said here I take it that you want this magnificent beast dead because I ate some of your live stock? I understand that people relay on live stock whether for meat or money BUT to kill an animal who’s instincts tell it to kill another animal to also survive is very wrong! Firstly, the animal is in its natural habitat or I assume so so if you didnt want your live stock to get killed, you shouldn’t have put them in an area where wolves are known to be. Secondly, You have no right what so ever (and neither does any other human) so say whether these animals should live or die. For all you knew that wolf could have had a litter of pups to feed or else it needed to feed itself. It should not have been killed for trying to survive. These photo’s disgust me and any hunters who kill for sport need to be shot.

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  145. taska Says:

    Also, ive read a few comments. I am not a hunter hater, my ow boyfriend kills animals BUT I do hate people who will kill animal just for a laugh. YES these animals will kill humans and other animals BUT you have to remember that they have been on this earth longer then we have and just because man named a country or state it doesnt mean he owns it and has a right to do whatever he wants with it. Killing an animal is self defense I definitely understand, I would do it to if it was about to kill someone I loved or myself but like I said, to kill animal for shits and gigs or to boast about it is wrong. Im not going to point fingers or hate anyone, this article gives out too little info about what is really going on for that. I just wanted to give some insight as to why this animal might be killing or why it is wrong to kill an animal for no reason.

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  146. Paula Says:

    You sock trophy hunters can rot in hell. I can’t believe how proud you are to murder wolves yes not hunting murdering. When you get to the pearlie gates Gods going to kick your ass right back to hell.

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  147. Paula Says:

    I meant sick not sock. You know what would be funny is to see a huge Timber Wolfe holding up that dumb ass game hunter. If this was shot by fish and game where the hell is his uniform? Liars

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  148. kurtis mills Says:

    if people have reason to belive that these wolves are gone to kill people and live stalk then they should be stoped before it is to late and if it was me i would put a stop to them before they become all over the states were they dont belong

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  149. Melody Says:

    some hunters I know show more morality than non-hunters I know, and vice vera… yes a truly spectacular specimen… sinceraly believe everything should be in moderation, and know that often city-slickers emotions often override those of experience… this was an alpha animal who’s failing was to get caught.. perhaps it’s decendants will be a little smaller and a little smarter and if so, good health to them… us humans aren’t going away, and we’re supposed to pride ourselves onbeing smart, hopefully enough to work out how to share this world with the animals, cos it will be our salvation and anyway u look at it, it means killing, even if to control the predatory population, just need to ensure it’s humane
    and from what I have experienced with hunters, those with integrity are more humane than you would expect

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  150. Jsquad Says:

    There’s a stuffed one that size at scheels at the coralridge mall in coralville.

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  151. Amazing Says:

    This is real not fake… Have you seen documentaries about huge animals? If you have you should know that there are even bigger than what you see here. Go watch the famous documentary Bigger Stronger Faster you will know what I mean.

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  152. Larry Forte Says:

    Firstly — That some take a few wolves as trophies, then so be it. It is about predator control. And YES predators do indeed overpopulate. You say the animal may have had a litter of pups, well so do the women in our families have kids that also need to be fed by the animals we raise. Most people don’t raise livestock to feed predators, but to feed humans instead. The predators can get more than their fill from the wild animals………. Secondly —- Animals don’t torture each other? Wtach a clan of Chimpanzees systematically hunt down chimps from other clans and see how they stomp them to death, bite their faces, their hands and genitals off and listen to their horrible screams as they are, literally, tortured to death… See how utterly vicious those ‘cute and peaceful’ Chimpanzees are. You’ll never look at them the same again… .. Lastly—- No one is out to torture a magnificent animal for no reason, but a quick, clean kill to control their numbers and protect their livestock is certainly within reason… And to those bleeding hearts — it’s far better to see that hunter holding up that ‘trophy’ animal than seeing some poor kid, maybe yours, in the mouth of that same animal.

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  153. Ronald Crowe Says:

    I’ve seen wolves in the wild in Alaska, but nothing near resembling this apparent giant. I agree with another skeptic who said: “Photoshop.” You can find similar photos of humungous alligators and huge rattlesnakes and likely other denizens. You can fake anything with photoshop, even a giant shark jumping at a hovering helicopter.

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  154. Spikehunter87 Says:

    Wow that is a huge wolf, almost 200lbs. Hate to run into him in the dark, that wolf was massive. I hunt http://www.peartreegameranch.com , no wolves. Thank goodness I would probably be a little scared to see a wolf, that big.

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  155. History - Shall We Repeat It? Says:

    WOLF ATTACKS ON HUMANS
    By T. R. Mader, Research Director
    It has been widely discussed whether a healthy wild wolf has ever attacked a human on this continent. In fact, many say such attacks have never occurred in North America.
    History states otherwise. Although attacks on humans are uncommon, they have occurred on this continent, both in the early years of settlement and more recently. Here is one report:
    “NEW ROCKFORD, DAK, March 7 – The news has just reached here that a father and son, living several miles northeast of this city, were destroyed by wolves yesterday. The two unfortunate men started to a haystack some ten rods from the house to shovel a path around the stack when they were surrounded by wolves and literally eaten alive. The horror-stricken mother was standing at the window with a babe in her arms, a spectator to the terrible death of her husband and son, but was unable to aid them. After they had devoured every flesh from the bones of the men, the denizens of the forest attacked the house, but retired to the hills in a short time. Investigation found nothing but the bones of the husband and son. The family name was Olson. Wolves are more numerous and dangerous now than ever before known in North Dakota.” (Saint Paul Daily Globe, March 8, 1888)
    Here an account is reported which included an eyewitness and the family name. Some have reasoned the wolves were rabid. That is unlikely as these animals were functioning as a pack. A rabid wolf is a loner. Our research has never found a single historical account of packs of rabid wolves on this continent. Individual animals are the norm. Further, accounts of rabid (hydrophobic) animals were common in that day and were reported as such.
    The winters of 1886-1888 were very harsh. Many western ranchers went broke during these years. The harsh winter could have been a factor in the attack.
    Noted naturalists documented wolf attacks on humans. John James Audubon, of whom the Audubon Society is named, reported an attack involving 2 Negroes. He records that the men were traveling through a part of Kentucky near the Ohio border in winter. Due to the wild animals in the area the men carried axes on their shoulders as a precaution. While traveling through a heavily forested area, they were attacked by a pack of wolves. Using their axes, they attempted to fight off the wolves. Both men were knocked to the ground and severely wounded. One man was killed. The other dropped his axe and escaped up a tree. There he spent the night. The next morning the man climbed down from the tree. The bones of his friend lay scattered on the snow. Three wolves lay dead. He gathered up the axes and returned home with the news of the event. This incident occurred about 1830. (Audubon, J.J., and Bachman, J.; The Quadrupeds of North America, 3 volumes. New York, 1851 – 1854)
    George Bird Grinnell investigated several reported wolf attacks on humans. He dismissed many reports for lack of evidence. Grinnell did verify one attack.
    This occurrence was in northwestern Colorado. An eighteen-year-old girl went out at dusk to bring in some milk cows. She saw a gray wolf on a hill as she went out for the cows. She shouted at the wolf to scare it away and it did not move. She then threw a stone at it to frighten it away. The animal snarled at her shouting and attacked her when she threw the stone at it. The wolf grabbed the girl by the shoulder, threw her to the ground and bit her severely on the arms and legs. She screamed and her brother, who was nearby and armed with a gun, responded to the scene of the attack and killed the wolf. The wolf was a healthy young animal, barely full grown. Grinnell met this girl and examined her. She carried several scars from the attack. This attack occurred in summer about 1881. (Grinnell, G.B.; Trail and Campfire – Wolves and Wolf Nature, New York, 1897)
    In 1942, Michael Dusiak, section foreman for the Canadian Pacific Railway, was attacked by a wolf while patrolling a section of track on a speeder (small 4-wheeled open railroad car). Dusiak relates, “It happened so fast and as it was still very dark, I thought an engine had hit me first. After getting up from out of the snow very quickly, I saw the wolf which was about fifty feet away from me and it was coming towards me, I grabbed the two axes (tools on the speeder), one in each hand and hit the wolf as he jumped at me right in the belly and in doing so lost one axe. Then the wolf started to circle me and got so close to me at times that I hit him with the head of the axe and it was only the wielding of the axe that kept him from me. All this time he was growling and gnashing his teeth. Then he would stop circling me and jump at me and I would hit him with the head of the axe. This happened five times and he kept edging me closer to the woods which was about 70 feet away. We fought this way for about fifteen minutes and I fought to stay out in the open close to the track. I hit him quite often as he came at me very fast and quick and I was trying to hit him a solid blow in the head for I knew if once he got me down it would be my finish. Then in the course of the fight he got me over onto the north side of the track and we fought there for about another ten minutes. Then a west bound train came along travelling about thirty miles an hour and stopped about half a train length west of us and backed up to where we were fighting. The engineer, fireman and brakeman came off the engine armed with picks and other tools, and killed the wolf.”
    It should be noted that this wolf was skinned and inspected by an Investigator Crichton, a Conservation Officer. His assessment was that the animal was a young healthy wolf in good condition although it appeared lean. (“A Record of Timber Wolf Attacking a Man,” JOURNAL OF MAMMOLOGY, Vol. 28, No. 3, August 1947)
    Common Man Institute, in cooperation with Abundant Wildlife Society of North America, has done extensive research on wolves and their history for several years. We have gathered evidence on wolf attacks which occurred in North America.
    A forester employed by the Province of British Colombia was checking some timber for possible harvest in the 1980s. He was met by a small pack of three wolves. The forester yelled at the wolves to frighten them away. Instead, the wolves came towards him in a threatening manner and he was forced to retreat and climb a nearby tree for safety. The wolves remained at the base of the tree. The forester had a portable radio, but was unable to contact his base, due to distance, until evening. When the call for help came in, two Conservation Officers with the Ministry of Environment were flown to the area by floatplane to rescue the treed forester.
    When the Conservation Officers arrived, the forester was still in the tree and one wolf, the apparent leader of the pack, was still at the base of the tree. The officers, armed with shotguns, shot at the wolf and missed. The wolf ran for cover and then started circling and howling near the two officers. After a couple missed shots, the wolf was finally shot and killed.
    The wolf tested negative for rabies. It appeared healthy in every respect, but was very lean. The Conservation Officers felt the attack was caused by hunger. (Taped Interviews and a photo of the wolf on file at Abundant Wildlife Society of North America.)
    This is but one example from British Colombia. Wolves overran Vancouver Island in the 1980s. Attacks became so common that articles were published in Canadian magazines documenting such attacks. (Copies available upon request.)
    Wolf Attacks on humans have occurred in national parks, too. In August 1987, a sixteen-year-old girl was bitten by a wild wolf in Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario. The girl was camping in the park with a youth group and shined a flashlight at the wolf. The wolf reacted to the light by biting the girl on the arm. That bite was not hard and due to the thick sweater and sweatshirt the girl was wearing, she sustained two scratch marks on her arm. The wolf was shot by Natural Resources personnel and tested negative for rabies. (Interview with Ron Tozer, Park Naturalist for Algonquin Provincial Park, 7/25/88.)
    Well-known wolf biologist Dr. David Mech took issue with this attack stating it couldn’t really be considered an authentic attack since the girl wasn’t injured more severely. It was exactly nine years when such an attack would take place.
    Algonquin Provincial Park is one of several areas where people are encouraged to “howl” at the wolves in hopes of a response from the wild wolves in the area. In August, 1996, the Delventhal family of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, were spending a nine-day family vacation in Algonquin and joined a group of Scouts in “howling” at the wolves. They were answered by the howl of a solitary wolf.
    That night the Delventhals decided to sleep out under the stars. Young Zachariah was dreaming when he suddenly felt excruciating pain in his face. A lone wolf had bit him in the face and was dragging him from his sleeping bag. Zach screamed and Tracy, Zach’s Mother, raced to his side and picked him up, saturating her thermal shirt with blood from Zach’s wounds.
    The wolf stood menacingly less than a yard away. Tracy yelled at her husband, Thom, who leapt from his sleeping bag and charged the wolf. The wolf retreated and then charged at Tracy and Zach. The charges were repeated. Finally the wolf left. Thom turned a flashlight on 11-year-old Zach and gasped “Oh, my God!” “The boy’s face had been ripped open. His nose was crushed. Parts of his mouth and right cheek were torn and dangling. Blood gushed from puncture wounds below his eyes, and the lower part of his right ear was missing.” Zach was taken to a hospital in Toronto where a plastic surgeon performed four hours of reconstructive surgery. Zach received more than 80 stitches in his face.
    Canadian officials baited the Delventhals’ campsite and captured and destroyed a 60-lb wild male wolf. No further attacks have occurred since. (Cook, Kathy; “Night of the Wolf” READER’S DIGEST, July 1997, pp. 114-119.)
    Humans have been attacked by wolves in Alaska. The late David Tobuk carried scars on his face from a wolf attack on him as a small child. The incident occurred around the turn of the century in interior Alaska. David was playing in his village near a river. An old wolf came into the village and bit David in the face and started to carry him off. Other Eskimos saw the wolf dragging the child off and started yelling and screaming. The wolf dropped the child and was shot by an old Eskimo trapper who had a gun. (Interview with Frank Tobuk, brother, Bettles, Alaska, December 1988.)
    Paul Tritt, an Athabascan Indian, was attacked by a lone wolf while working a trap line. Paul was setting a snare, looked up and saw a wolf lunging at him. He threw his arm up in front of his face and it was bitten severely by the wolf. A struggle ensued. Tritt was able to get to his sled, grab a gun and kill the wolf. Nathaniel Frank, a companion, helped Tritt wash the wound with warm water. Frank took Tritt, via dog sled, to Fort Yukon to see a doctor. The arm healed, but Tritt never regained full use of it. Several years later, the arm developed problems and had to be amputated. (Interview with Paul Tritt, Venetie, Alaska, November, 1988)
    Two wolf attacks on humans occurred in 2000.
    Icy Bay, Alaska – Six-year-old John Stenglein and a nine-year-old friend were playing outside his family’s trailer at a logging camp when a wild wolf came out of the woods towards the boys. The boys ran and the wolf attacked young Stenglein from the back, biting him on the back and buttocks. Adults, hearing the boy’s screams, came and chased the wolf away. The wolf returned a few moments later and was shot. According to Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) officials, the wolf was a healthy wild wolf that apparently attacked without provocation. The boy was flown to Yakutat and recieved stitches there for his wounds. Later, however, the bites became infected and the boy had to be hospitalized. (Reports and Interviews on file and available upon request.)
    Vargas Island, British Colombia – University student, Scott Langevin, 23, was on a kayak trip with friends. They camped out on a beach and, about 1 AM, Langevin awoke with something pulling on his sleeping bag. He looked out and came face to face with a wild wolf. Langevin yelled at the wolf and it attacked, biting him on the hand. Langevin attempted to force the wolf toward a nearby campfire, but as he turned, the wolf jumped on his back and started biting him on the back of his head. Friends, hearing his yells, came to his aid and scared the wolf away. Fifty (50) stitches were required to close the wound on Langevin’s head. British Colombia Ministry of Enviroment officials speculate the reason for the attack was due to the wolves occasionally being fed by humans although there was no evidence that Langevin or any of his party fed these animals. (Reports and Interviews on file and available upon request.)
    This is but a brief summary of a few verifiable accounts of attacks on humans by healthy wild wolves in North American History.
    Biologists tell us that the wolves of Asia and North America are one and the same species. Wolf attacks are common in many parts of Asia.
    The government of India reported more than 100 deaths attributable to wolves in one year during the eighties. (Associated Press, 1985) This author recalls a news report in 1990 in which Iran reported deaths from attacks by wolves.
    Rashid Jamsheed, a U.S. trained biologist, was the game director for Iran. He wrote a book entitled “Big Game Animals of Iran (Persia).” In it he made several references to wolf attacks on humans. Jamsheed says that for a millennia people have reported wolves attacking and killing humans. In winter, when starving wolves grow bold, they have been known to enter towns and kill people in daylight on the streets. Apparently, in Iran, there are many cases of wolves running off with small children. There is also a story of a mounted and armed policeman (gendarme) being followed by 3 wolves. In time he had to get off his horse to attend to nature’s call, leaving his rifle in the scabbard. A later reconstruction at the scene of the gnawed bones and wolf tracks indicated that the horse had bolted and left the man defenseless, whereupon he was killed and eaten.
    A Russian Linguist, Will Graves, provided our organization with reports of wolves killing Russian people in many areas of that country. Reports indicate some of the wolves were diseased while others appeared healthy. (Reports on file and available upon request.)
    Reports have also come from rural China. The official Zinhua News Agency reported that a peasant woman, Wu Jing, snatched her two daughters from the jaws of a wolf and wrestled with the animal until rescuers arrived. Wu slashed at the wolf with a sickle and it dropped one daughter, but grabbed her sister. It was then Wu wrestled with the animal until herdsmen came and drove the beast away. This incident occurred near Shenyang City, about 380 miles northeast of Beijing. (Chronicle Features, 1992)
    The question arises: “Why so many attacks in Asia and so few in North America?”
    Two factors must be considered:
    1. The Philosophy of Conservation – Our forefathers always believed that they had the right and obligation to protect their livelihoods. Considerable distance was necessary between man and wolf for the wolf to survive.
    2. Firearms – Inexpensive, efficient weapons gave man the upper hand in the protection of his livelihood and for the taking of wolves.
    Milton P. Skinner in his book, “The Yellowstone Nature Book” (published 1924) wrote, “Most of the stories we hear of the ferocity of these animals… come from Europe. There, they are dangerous because they do not fear man, since they are seldom hunted except by the lords of the manor. In America, the wolves are the same kind, but they have found to their bitter cost that practically every man and boy carries a rifle…”
    Skinner was correct. The areas of Asia where wolf attacks occur on humans are the same areas where the people have no firearms or other effective means of predator control.
    But … “Biologists claim there are no documented cases of healthy wild wolves attacking humans.”
    What they really mean is there are no “documented” cases by their criteria which excludes historical accounts. Here’s an example.
    Rabid wolves were a frightening experience in the early years due to their size and the seriousness of being bit, especially before a vaccine was developed. The bitten subject usually died a slow, miserable death. There are numerous accounts of rabid wolves and their activities. Early Army forts have medical records of rabid wolves coming into the posts and biting several people before being killed. Most of the people bitten died slow, horrible deaths. Additionally, early historical writings relate personal accounts. This author recalls one historical account telling of a man being tied to a tree and left to die because of his violent behavior with rabies after being bitten by a wolf. Such deaths left profound impressions on eyewitnesses of those events.
    Dr. David Mech, USFWS wolf biologist, states there are no “documented” cases of rabid wolves below the fifty seventh latitude north (near Whitehorse, Yukon Territory). When asked what “documented” meant, he stated, “The head of the wolf must be removed, sent to a lab for testing and found to be rabid.”
    Those requirements for documentation negate all historical records!
    As with rabid wolves, the biologist can say, “There are no `documented’ cases of wild healthy wolves attacking humans.” In order to be “documented” these unreasonable criteria must be met:
    1. The wolf has to be killed, examined and found to be healthy.
    2. It must be proven that the wolf was never kept in captivity in its entire life.
    3. There must be eyewitnesses to the attack.
    4. The person must die from their wounds (bites are generally not considered attacks according to the biologists).
    That is a “documented” attack.
    Such criteria make it very difficult to document any historical account of a wolf attack on a human!
    Biologists assume when a wolf attacks a human, that there must be something wrong with the wolf. It’s either been in captivity or it’s sick or whatever. They don’t examine the evidence in an unbiased manner or use historical tests.
    Historically, there are four reasons for wolf attacks on humans:
    1. Disease such as rabies.
    2. Extreme hunger.
    3. Familiarity/Disposition – This is an either/or situation. Familiarity is the zoo setting, captive wolves, etc. Disposition is a particularly aggressive wolf which may not fear man as most wolves do.
    4. In the heat of the chase and kill – This is where a hiker, trapper or whoever disturbs a fresh chase and kill by wolves. The person walks into the scene only to be attacked by the wolves.
    It is our belief that a predator’s fear of man is both instinctive and learned behavior. For example, wolves raised as pets or in zoos are well documented to attack and kill humans.
    Alyshia Berzyck, of Minnesota, was attacked and killed by a wolf on a chain on June 3, 1989. The wolf tore up her kidney, liver and bit a hole through her aorta. One month later, on July 1, 1989, Peter Lemke, 5, lost 12 inches of his intestine and colon and suffered bites to his stomach, neck, legs, arms and back in another wolf attack in Kenyon, Minnesota. (Reports on file and available upon request.)
    Zoos carry abundant records of wolf attacks on people, particularly children. The child climbs the enclosure fence to pet the “dog” and is attacked.
    Zoos and domestic settings are unnatural in that they place man and wolf in close proximity and they become accustomed to each other. Consequently attacks occur.
    Today predator control is very restricted in scope, and as a result, attacks on humans by predators are becoming more common. In recent years, healthy coyotes in Yellowstone Park have attacked humans. Similar attacks have occurred in the National Parks of Canada.
    On January 14, 1991, a healthy mountain lion attacked and killed an eighteen-year-old high school senior, Scott Lancaster, in Idaho Springs, Colorado. The boy was jogging on a jogging path within the city limits of the town when the lion attacked and killed him. (Report on file at Abundant Wildlife Society of North America)
    Copyright 1995, 2000, T. R. Mader, Research Director
    Permission granted to disseminate and/or reprint if credit is given to the source.
    OTHER REPORTED WOLF ATTACKS IN THE WILD
    1. Comox Valley, British Colombia – 1986 – While driving a tractor, Jakob Knopp was followed by three wolves to his barn. They didn’t leave, but kept snarling and showing their teeth. Knopp ran to his barn, retreived a rifle and had to shoot two of the three wolves before the third left the area.
    2. George Williams, a retired sailor heard a commotion in his chicken coup one night. Thinking it was raccoons he took his single shot 22 rifle and headed for the coup. He rounded his fishing boat and trailer when a wolf leaped at him. He instinctively reacted with a snap shot with the rifle and dropped the wolf. A second wolf came at him before he could reload and George swung the rifle and struck the wolf across the head, stunning it. George retreated to the house until morning and found the wolf he had shot, the other was gone.
    3. Clarence Lewis was picking berries on a logging road about a mile from Knopp’s farm when he faced four wolves. Lewis yelled at them, two left and the other two advanced towards him. He took a branch and took a couple of threatening steps at them. They went into the brush and stayed close to him. Lewis faced the wolves and walked backward for two miles until he reached his car.
    4. Don Hamilton, Conservation Officer at Nanaimo went to investigate a livestock killing by wolves. Wolves had killed a number of sheep in a pasture and Don went out to examine the kills. He came upon the scene and saw a large gray wolf feeding on one of the sheep. The wolf looked at him, growled and started running towards him at full speed. The wolf was over 100 yards away and never broke stride as it approached Don. At approximately 15 feet, Don shot the wolf to stop its attack. Don, who has many years experience with wolves, stated that he was convinced that the wolf was going to attack him because of its growling, snarling and aggressive behavior.
    5. In 1947, a man was hunting cougar on Vancouver Island and was attacked by a pack of seven wolves. The man backed against a tree and shot the leader of the pack. The pack instantly tore the animal to shreds while the hunter made his escape.
    6. Clarence Lindley was reportedly attacked by a 125-pound timber wolf. The incident occurred in early November, 1992 on the Figure 4 Ranch in Dunn County, North Dakota. Lindley was hunting horseback when the wolf attacked Lindley’s horse causing it to jump and fall. Lindley was able to grab his saddle gun, a lever action Winchester 94, as the horse fell. The horse recovered its balance and Lindley found himself face to face with a snarling wolf. “My heart was pounding,” said Lindley, “I could see those big teeth. He was less than five feet away… He meant business; he wasn’t going to back off.” Lindley fired his rifle at point blank range and killed the wolf with a shot to the neck. Lindley left the wolf since he couldn’t get his horse close to it. On return to his hunting camp, his hunter friends failed to believe the account. They returned to the scene and skinned the wolf. The pelt was a flawless black and gray pelt measuring seven and a half feet from its feet to its snout. Its bottom teeth measured one and a half inches; top teeth – one and a quarter inches. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department (NDGF) confiscated the hide and head of the wolf and took it to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for determination of its species. Tests revealed that the wolf was non-rabid. The wolf was thought to have come from Canada. (Reports on file and available upon request.)
    • Source: http://www.aws.vcn.com/wolf_attacks_on_humans.html

    List Two – Historical Wolf Research:

    « Reply #2 on: March 13, 2010, 07:07:50 AM »
    Not my data to change. Here is a list of Wolf kills on humans including the most recent in the U.S.

    2010s
    Name, age, gender Date Location, comments
    Candice Berner, 32, female March 8, 2010 (discovered) Teacher and avid jogger was found dead along a road near Chignik Lake, Alaska, a village about 475 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska. Snowmobilers found her mutilated body with wolf tracks in the adjacent snow. The Alaska State Medical Examiner ruled that her death was caused by “multiple injuries due to animal mauling.”[29]

    [edit] 2000s
    Name, age, gender Date Location, comments
    Security guard, Vladimir Paschkov, 40 6:00 am, February 18, 2009 Village of Siklyatz Duvanskogo, Urals. Paschkov was surprised by the wolf on a haystack in a dairy farm and attacked. Three women and another man rushed in with pitchforks and a shovel, and all were injured by the wolf. Paschkov bled to death, while the others were treated for injuries in hospital.[30]
    Woman February 10, 2009 Village of Giorgitsminda, about 40 kilometres from Tbilisi, Georgia.[31]
    10-year old boy January 10, 2009 Village of Zavod-Kyn in the administrative district of Lysjvensk in Perm region, Russia.[32]
    8-year old boy April 6, 2006 Nakhodka, Eastern Russia. Two eight-year-old boys had approached the wolf enclosure in the Nakhodka Zoo, with one boy stretching out his hand to stroke the animals. One wolf bit the boy, and another seized hold of his leg. Although the child escaped, he died early the next morning.[33]
    Kenton Joel Carnegie, 22, male November 8, 2005 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Carnegie had gone for a walk and didn’t return to the surveyors’ camp where he was working. His body was found partially consumed in an area known to be frequented by four wolves which regularly fed on human refuse. The pathologist who performed the autopsy, testified Carnegie had lost about 25% to 30% of his body mass in the attack, with the top midsection to the thigh having been partially consumed.[34] Although originally the possibility that the culprit was an American Black Bear was not ruled out, a coroners’ jury concluded after a two year inquiry that the attackers had indeed been wolves.[35][36]
    Two people 2005 Khost province, Afghanistan. Occurred during what was considered the worst Afghan Winter in over a decade.[37]
    Four people 2005 Naka, Paktia province, Afghanistan. Two victims were killed during trips to other villages.[37]
    Two people Early February, 2005 Muinak district, western Uzbekistan.[38]
    Homeless man January 2, 2005 Village of Vali-Asr, near the town of Torbat Heydariya, northeastern Iran. Wolves entering the village seeking refuge from harsh weather attacked an elderly homeless man in front of witnesses. Those witnessing the incident attempted to fight off the wolves, while waiting for police assistance. Police intervention never came, and the victim died.[39]
    Three people Winter, 2003 Astrakhan Oblast, Russia.[40]
    Three shepherds Winter, 2003 Sredneakhtubinsk district, Russia.[40]

    [edit] 1900s
    Name, age, gender Date Location, comments
    Anand Kumar, 4, male 1996 Banbirpur, India. The wolf attacked Kumar whilst he, his two siblings and his mother were using the open ground for their toilet. When a police search party found the boy three days later, half a mile away, all that remained was his head.[41]
    74 people, mostly prepubescent children 1996–1997 Uttar Pradesh, India.[8]
    Patricia Wyman, 24, female April 18, 1996 Haliburton, Ontario. Ms. Wyman had been hired as a new caretaker of the wolves at the Haliburton forest and wildlife preserve. The 5 wolves involved in the attack had been raised in captivity all their lives, but had never been socialized with humans.[42]
    Michael Amosov, 60, male February 21, 1996 Hamlet of Bolonitza, Zadrach, Belarus. Amosov disappeared whilst walking to Bolonitza from Zadrach through a forest. A search party followed his tracks and found an area of churned, bloodied snow surrounded by multiple wolf tracks.[43]
    Woodcutter, 55, male December, 1995 Hvoschono, Belarus. Disappeared whilst working in a nearby forest. Two days later, a search party found his remains surrounded by wolf tracks.[43]
    9-year old schoolgirl December, 1995 Usviatyda, Belarus. Disappeared whilst walking home from school. Her father searched for her and found her head surrounded by bloodied snow covered in wolf tracks.[43]
    Unidentified female October, 1995 Village south of Voronezh, Russia. The woman was working on a cornfield, when the rabid female wolf attacked and bit her throat.[7]
    Unidentified person 1995 Russian part of Karelia.[7]
    60 children April 1993-April 1995 Bihar State, India. All the children were taken from settlements primarily during March to August between 17.00 and 19.00 hrs. There were more female victims (58%) than males and 89% were 3-11-yrs old. Of the 80 child casualties, only 20 were rescued.[44]
    Alyshia Berzyck, 3, female June 3, 1989 Minnesota. Killed by a pet wolf on a chain.[45]
    17 prepubescent children 1986 Ashta, India. Known as the Wolves of Ashta.[46]
    Unidentified woman June 29, 1982 Near Dubrovna, Belarus. Bitten to death on the face, arms and legs by a rabid wolf.[7]
    13 children, aged 4–10 years February-August 1981 Hazaribagh in the eastern Indian district of Bihar. Known as the Wolves of Hazaribagh.
    Child, 2, male 1981 Ft. Wayne, Michigan. Lone wolf kept as a pet.[45]
    Elderly woman Late August, 1979 Death occurred in Sinezerka.[7]
    Unknown child 1978 Wheatland, Wyoming. Lone wolf kept as a pet.[45]
    B. Mashakova March 30, 1972 Chelkarskij region, Kazakhstan. Rabid wolf.[7]
    4 children 1957-74 Spain.[47]
    Vitali Ushtinov, 5 years old July 11, 1952 1 km from Village of Karmanov. Vitali was attacked whilst picking berries and dragged into the forest.[7]
    10-year old girl April 29, 1951 Near the village of Tarasovok, Orichevskij region. The girl was killed by a wolf whilst bathing in a creek with a friend.[7]
    1 boy and 3 girls aged 3–6 years July-August, 1950 Lebyazhskij region.[7]
    Svetlana Tueva November 17, 1948 Unspecified Soviet province. Svetlana was attacked by five wolves when she and her friends were walking home from school. The wolves dragged her a kilometre into the forest. All that was found was an overcoat.[7]
    9 children aged 7–12 years July-August 1948 Darovskij region.[7]
    Veniamina Fokina, 13 years old 1947 Village of Rusanov, Khalturinskij region.[7]
    Anna Mikheeva, 16 years old 1947 Village of Chernyabevij, Khalturinskij region. Wolves attacked Anna and her mother, killing the former and dragging her into a forest. She was found partially eaten and with a broken neck.[7]
    Pimma Molchanova, 5 years old May 8, 1945 Village of Shilyavo, Kirovskaya Oblast, Russia. Pimma was washing goloshas in a stream with a 7-year old friend, when a wolf caught her and her friend’s screaming alerted the villagers. Her body was found 500 metres away. The wolf had bitten through her throat and eaten her thigh muscles.[7]
    Maria Berdnikovu, 17 years old 29 April 1945 Village of Golodaevshchina, Kirovskaya Oblast. Maria and her sister were working 50 meters from a cattle yard near a mansion. The wolf grabbed her by the throat and carried her off, followed by peasants. The wolf scaled a 1-meter fence and dropped its victim 200 meters into the forest.[7]
    36 children 1944-63 Kirov region, Russia.[47]
    Maria Polyakova, 16 years old November 19, 1944 B. Ramenskij, Kirovskaya Oblast. Two wolves killed her whilst on the way to work.[7]
    Musinovu Tamaru, 14 years old November 12, 1944 Kirovskaya Oblast. Nine wolves involved.[7]
    Perfilova, 8 years old November 6, 1944 Kirovskaya Oblast. Killed and eaten by a wolf pack on the road to a collective farm.[7]
    Valya Starikova, 13 years old September 21, 1944 Village of Goldaevshchina, Kirovskaya Oblast. The wolf carried her into a forest. Only pieces of her shoes were found.[7]
    5 children 1937 Poland.[47]
    95 people 1926 Districts of Bareilly and Pilibhit, United Provinces, India.[20]
    10 people 1924 Kirov. Perpetrators were two rabid wolves.[7]
    Trapper and two Natives 1922 Ontario. When a trapper did not return to the post office as promised, two natives were sent to find him. All three were killed by wolves.[23]
    Ben Cochrum April, 1922 Ontario. Fisher river on Lake Winnipeg. The victims’ bones were found on April 17 among the remains of 11 wolves. Seven had been shot and four clubbed to death. Only when his rifle stock smashed did the trapper cease to fight and succumb to the wolf pack.[48]
    James Smith March 4, 1910 Waterloo, Iowa. Wolves attacked him whilst he was alone in a wood, waiting for the return of his brother. When the latter returned he found his brother’s bones. In the center of a circle of five dead wolves, was an empty repeating rifle, showing that he had been overpowered before he could reload his weapon.[48]

    [edit] 1800s
    Name, age, gender Date Location, Comments
    203 people 1889 European sector of Russian Empire.[49]
    Father and son, family name Olson March 7, 1888 New Rockford, North Dakota. The two men started to a haystack a few yards from the house to shovel a path around the stack when they were surrounded by a pack and devoured alive.[45]
    1445 people 1870–1887 European sector of Russian Empire.[7]
    22 children 1880–1881 Turku, Southwest Finland. Three wolves involved. In January, 1882, a female wolf was shot and 12 days later a male wolf poisoned, which brought the attacks to an end.[24][49] Finnish conservation groups, such as the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation, claimed the animals were wolf-dog hybrids. An examination of the taxidermied specimens showed that they were pure wolves.[50]
    Boy 1882 Sortavala, Karelia.[24]
    8-year old boy 1880 Uusikirkko, Karelia.[24]
    624 people 1878 British India.[46]
    9 children 1877 Tampere, Southwest Finland. More than one wolf involved.[24]
    721 people 1875 North-Western Province and Bihar State, British India.[51]
    161 people 1871 Imperial Russia. The document stating this however, was produced in 1890.[3]
    12-year old girl 1859 Eurajoki, Southwest Finland.[24]
    14 people 1851 Lorges Forest, France. A rabid wolf ran amok for 45 kilometres (28 miles) in seven hours, through nine villages, biting 41 people of whom 14 subsequently died of rabies. The wolf also bit nearly 100 animals and many presumably died from rabies too.[1]
    266 adults, 110 children 1849–1851 European sector of Russian Empire.[7]
    20 children, one adult 1839–1850 Karelia. Unknown number of wolves.[24]
    3 children 1836 Kemiö, Southwest Finland. More than one wolf involved.[24]
    13 people July 1833 Green River, western Wyoming, perpetrated by a rabid white wolf.[11]
    8 children, 1 woman January 1831, Summer 1832 Karelia. Thought to have been a single animal.[24]
    Unknown African American, male 1830 Kentucky, near the Ohio border. While traveling through a heavily forested area, two African Americans were attacked by a pack of wolves. Using their axes, they attempted to fight off the wolves. Both men were knocked to the ground and severely wounded. One man was killed. The other dropped his axe and escaped up a tree. There he spent the night. The next morning the man climbed down from the tree. The bones of his friend lay scattered on the snow. Three wolves lay dead.[45]
    Innuit woman 1829 Strangled by a wolf as her husband rushed to her assistance.[23]
    Aleksei Moiseev, 8 years old 1823 Village of Alakurskij. Aleksei went outside his village with some friends and was attacked by a lone wolf. Peasants intervened too late.[7]
    Petr Pitka, 3 years old May, 1823 Village of Bolshie, Tuganitsy. The boy left his hut with his sister at dinner time. His four year old sister returned home, saying that her brother had been carried off by a wolf. His remains were discovered on June 2, in a haymaking field outside the village.[7]
    11 children between 3.5–15 years of age and one 19 year old woman 30 December 1820, 27 March 1821 Border between Dalarna and Gästrikland. The wolf was said to have been captured as a pup and raised in captivity for 3–4 years, before escaping prior to the attacks.[24] Known as the Wolf of Gysinge.
    111 people 1804–1853 Non rabid wolves killed 111 people in Estonia, of which 108 were children, 2 were men and 1 woman.[7]
    6-8 year old girl 28 December 1800 Akershus county, Southern Norway.[24][47]

    [edit] 1700s
    Name, age, gender Date Location, Comments
    Sick Native Americans 1770 Wolves entered Indian camps to eat corpses of smallpox victims. They also attacked and killed the sick.[23]
    Ninety-nine people 1763–1767 Gévaudan, Auvergne, Languedoc; France. Beast of Gévaudan and whelps.[52]
    Four people January, 1765 Soissons northeast of Paris. Known as the Wolf of Soissons.[52]
    Nils Nisson, 8, male January, 1763 Hova Parish, Vastergotland County, Sweden. Lone wolf.[24]
    Farmer named Shōzaemon February 1762 Japan. Killed a rabid wolf in self defence, but died 2 months later from the disease.[19]
    8 people 1750 Yuatsumi village, Japan. Perpetrators were 3 rabid wolves.[19]
    Borta Johansdotter, 12, female 3 August 1731 Steneby parish, Dalsland County, Sweden.[24]
    Jon Ersson, 9, male 6 January 1728 Boda Parish, Varmland County, Sweden. Probably killed by same wolf as below.[24]
    Jon Svensson, 4.5, male 17 December 1727 Boda Parish, Varmland County, Sweden. Mauled and partially eaten by lone wolf.[24]
    Annunciata Maria Almasio, 7, female September 9, 1705 Rebaù, Gorla Maggiore, Northern Italy.[53]
    Maria Campascina, 65, female August 28, 1705 Viggiù, Northern Italy.[53]
    Anna Maria, 9, female March, 1705 Viggiù, Northern Italy.[53]
    Six-year old child September 17, 1704 Gorla Maggiore, Northern Italy.[53]
    16 people 1704 Varesotto, Northern Italy.[53]

    [edit] Pre-1700s
    Name, age, gender Date Location, Comments
    Forty people Winter, 1450 Paris, France. Known as the Wolves of Paris.[52]
    3 women 957 Gakkan’, Hokucho, Japan.[19]
    1 person 886 Kamo Shrine, Japan.[19]
    13-year old child 851 Japan. The attack occurred within the house of a Shinto priest.[19]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_attacks_on_humans

    List Three

    One of four photographs taken by One of four photographs taken by Chris van Gelder of Todd Svarckopf fending off an aggressive wolf on November 4, 2005, four days before the Kenton Joel Carnegie wolf attackof Todd Svarckopf fending off an aggressive wolf on November 4, 2005, four days before the Kenton Joel Carnegie wolf attack

    Current video of two wolves attacking children
    http://washingtonwolf.info/human_attacks.html

    Seven stages leading to predatory attacks
    Ethologist Doctor Valerius Geist of the University of Calgary, Alberta outlined seven hypothetical stages which lead to wolf attacks on humans based on historical and modern accounts.[28]
    • The first outlined stage is scarcity of wild game, be it due to poaching, habitat loss or seasonal migration.
    • Wolves begin approaching human habitations, though limit their visits to nocturnal hours. Their presence is usually established by barking matches with local dogs.
    • After a certain amount of time, wolves begin to frequent human habitations in daylight hours, and observe people and livestock at a distance.
    • The wolves begin acting bolder by attacking small livestock and pets during daylight, sometimes pursuing their prey up to verandas. At this point the wolves do not focus on humans, but will growl and act threateningly toward them.
    • The wolves begin attacking large-bodied livestock and may follow riders, as well as mount verandas and look into windows.
    • People begin to be harassed, usually in a playful manner. The wolves will chase people over short distances and nip at them, though will retreat if confronted.
    • Wolves begin attacking people in predatory fashions.

    India Fighting Plague Of Man-Eating Wolves

    It has been more than a century since India faced the threat of man-eating wolves on anything like the scale now terrorizing this region of the state of Uttar Pradesh. Since the first killing five months ago, 33 children have been carried off and killed by wolves, according to police figures, and 20 others have been seriously mauled, along this stretch of the Ganges River basin 350 miles from New Delhi.

    Wolf, A Symbol Of Troubled Times
    Leonid Barkov / The Moscow News / June 12, 2004
    Manhunt
    I first met Dmitry Vasnetsov when he was an ordinary machine operator. Once, in the mid-1980s, the future farmer waxed eloquent trying to convince me of the advantages of “non-regulated production units” schemes, and I was hardly surprised to learn that he soon became chief agronomist at the Kolobovsky state farm, in the Volgograd region. Then he became one of the first people in the region to trade off a relatively cushy job for the precarious existence of a private farmer. Today it is a fair-to-middling operation. The farm is not a thriving business, but the eight peasant families have little cause to grumble.

    Wolf hunting has become a substantial source of livelihood for Dmitry and his fellow villagers. In the past season, he killed 11 gray predators and nine so far this year. This is a lucrative trade: Regional governments pay bounties of 1,200 rubles for each female wolf slain, 1,000 for a male wolf, and 300 for a pup.

    The hunt dragged on, so I, accompanied by Kolka, Dmitry’s youngest son, in his seventh grade at school, went out and walked toward the forest. On our way, the boy told me that since last fall, wolves have been hanging out at a local cemetery. At first, they killed several dogs there, but in November, a couple of half-eaten bull-ock carcasses were found among the graves.

    “Bullocks? At a cemetery?” I was stunned.

    “Well yes,” the boy nodded calmly. “They roam wherever they like.”

    Kolka also told me some details about the recent tragic events in the neighboring village of Tsarevo. A female wolf had attacked an elderly man and then, five days later, a teenager. Although in both instances people rushed to their rescue as soon as they heard their screams for help, making the animal run away, both died of their wounds.

    These are not the only victims of wolves. The death toll increased especially last fall and this winter. In the Sredneakhtubinsk district, a wolf bit five shepherds. Only two survived the attack. In the village of Glazunovskaya, two wolves attacked a tractor driver as he was trying to repair his machine. The man survived but received severe injuries, becoming a permanent invalid. In the neighboring Astrakhan region, 16 wolf attacks on humans were registered in the same period. Three people died as a result.
    Wolves: an Aerial View
    It is chilly in the clearing. The snow is damp and Kolka and I blaze a narrow trail. If you move a little deeper into the forest you will immediately feel the arduousness and hazards involved in the hours-long hunt for the animal, which requires patience, stamina, and excellent weapons handling skills.

    Hunters themselves admit that it is a real challenge hunting wolves in local conditions. In central Russia they hunt timber wolves aboard the maneuverable Buran snow vehicles. In the Lower Volga region by far the most effective vehicle is the helicopter, one flight hour costing the regional budget 10,500 rubles. On average, wolves are hunted at a rate of one per hour. At first glance this seems a little too costly. But the fact is that if a population, which is roughly 1,200 wolves, is left alone during a hunting season, by fall it will have tripled in size.

    Furthermore, statistics show what harm wolves can cause to agriculture. Two years ago, they did 4.3 million rubles’ worth of damage across the region, as compared to 5.1 million rubles last year.

    When the issue came up later in the evening, Dmitry said he suspected the figures were probably blown up: Presumably, this was done to write off the loss of cattle as a result of other causes. Even so, Vasnetsov is convinced that the use of helicopters in wolf hunting is well justified: “We get no peace with the gray ones around.”
    The hunting expedition proved a failure. The hunters had tracked down a large male and, judging by the blood trail, wounded him, but the animal escaped into the thicket.

    As Dmitry gave me an account of the chase, his wife, Antonina, was plucking the wildfowl he had brought. Although his farm is basically a live-stock operation, gamebird, hare, and berries are among the family’s diet staples. Until a couple of years ago Dmitry hunted roe deer, but now it seems to have disappeared from the flood-lands, which is blamed directly on the proliferating number of timber wolves.
    Red Wolves Move In
    Analysis of wolf extermination dynamics in the Volgograd region over the past decades reveals a rather strange picture. In the early-mid-1980s, between 20 and 40 wolves were slain each year. In 2001, the number rose to 738, further rising to 820 last year. This wolf population explosion and the growing number of animals hunted has to do with the fact that there was no centralized hunting during the most difficult period for the country’s economy (1993-96). There was simply no money for that. Not surprisingly, the wolf population increased substantially. In recent years the regional budget has been providing funds for wolf hunting, in the form of bounty. As a result, the wolf population was brought down to around 1,200, but according to Viktor Zubov, head of the regional hunting and game administration, this is six times as much as the biological optimum.

    Over dinner, the hospitable host showed me an issue of a district newspaper front-paging a dire warning from the sanitation service: There has been a marked incidence of rabies among domestic animals. The residents are asked to exercise vigilance.

    “We spent several months trying to identify the source of the scourge,” Dmitry says. “Recently veterinary experts confirmed that it was due to wolf migration.”

    Back in Volgograd, I went to the regional committee for the environment and natural resources, where I was shown expert conclusions pointing to the growing scale of the threat, including the mass migration of the ill-famed red wolf, which differs from the indigenous timber wolf not only in the color of fur but above all in its marked aggressiveness. Unlike its gray counterparts, the red wolf is not afraid of humans and can enter settlements and ambush a victim.

    They say that predators from the south moved to the Volga banks because of the hostilities in the Caucasus republics. Even if this is the case, experts believe it is but a minor factor in the wolf migration. The main cause of the migration is a substantial decline in the game population. In other words, wolves moved north from the Stavropol region, Dagestan, Chechnya, and Kalmykia in search of food. Meanwhile, it is known for sure that a certain part of wolf packs has rabies. In particular, last year Elista city authorities officially announced that rabid wolves had been spotted in the Maloderbetovsky district, less than 100 kilometers from Volgograd.

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  156. Magno Proenca Says:

    Hey mate, this was the only large wolf that already exists and you ended his race, you are a fool

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  157. callum Says:

    THIS IS SO MEAN THAT WAS just a wolf carnt you learn to leave things you know your f$%^&ing dickheads

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  158. wolfkeeper Says:

    folks i can tell you for fact they get that big i owned of 14 yrsas a pet 180 190 i still miss him

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  159. lloyd Says:

    i know the guy in the second small pic and can verify wolf is real shot not far from me

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  160. lloyd Says:

    mango im from this area and seen several sets of tracks comparable to this wolf. gotta love bleeding hearts. have to keep em in check or will end up like cali with cougars but not like i like lil dogs any way but they complained bout cat hunting now cant figure out why fluffy went missing

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  161. Whatever Says:

    I find it absolutely baffling that it took me the better part of an hour to read through all of the “back & forth” posts on this site. Initially I was just amazed at the pictures (that a friend posted on FB & linked me here), but got caught up in all the comments. And, WOW, is all I’ve got at this point!!

    As many have said (Mark & a few others), this is a hunting blog as far as I can tell. I, personally, do not hunt and couldn’t imagine looking any animal in the eye and then blowing it’s head off…it’s just not something I could picture myself doing. This is my own personal feeling and my own personal choice.

    That being said, however, I have grown up with hunters, married one, and now have a son that is one as well. This is their choice and their right and I certainly do not think any less of them for doing so.

    I think more people need to try the “live and let live” motto as a means of finding balance & peace in their own lives. The world would be a much happier place if everyone weren’t so “offended” by the things others are doing with their time. Don’t you think?

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  162. Tys Says:

    That’s a decent size nice. Saw a black wolf of this evening near revy b.c .biggest one iv seen I would say from the distance we were about 20 ft that it’s size was close to the one in the picture . Outstanding

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  163. anonymous (hee hee) Says:

    my favorite animal is a wolf and i hate to see people killing wolves when most of their species are ENDANGERED!!!!!!!!!

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  164. Elke Says:

    What a SHAME !!! Such a wonderful animal to kill just for the man’s own vanity!!!! That shows how barbaric and low some people are which enjoy the killing of other living beings!! The wolf looks majestic, but the human … a grinning something ! How can somebody enjoy killing? That only can killers!

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  165. Me Says:

    TRUST ME. I swear I’m telling the truth. Where I live it’s not surprising at all for a wolf to be that large. In fact, they can be larger. Have you ever wondered why a wolf is called the largest canine? If wolves could never get that big, they would NOT be the largest canine whatsoever. My hand is exactly exactly 6 1/4 inches long and I put it next to some wolf tracks in the snow while running my three dogs along the road and in the woods. On set of tracks was about 5 1/2 inches long (the paw prints) and the other set had paw prints exactly the size of my hand. I swear by the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob that I’m telling the truth.

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  166. Me Says:

    Oh, and this link has some other pics of the same wolf being held up that proves it’s real.

    http://forums.bowsite.com/TF/bgforums/thread.cfm?forum=36&threadid=375553&MESSAGES=82&FF=CMT

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  167. Me Says:

    NO! NOT JACOB!!! lol

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  168. Camper/Hunter Girl Says:

    It dosn’t matter if the picture is photoshopped becausse the Canadian gray wolf really does get this big.

    Also, they are now an invasive species in the US and are supplanting the native timber wolf.

    If I saw one of this monsters on my land, I would kill it. I can’t understand people who think they are so “magnificent.” If you look at time lapse pictures of how they kill, it is disgusting. They don’t bother to kill a deer before they start eating it’s rear end.

    Big brother liberal types insist on passing thousands of laws to protect my safety when I want to be left alone, then they go and introduce these killing machines to areas where they don’t belong.

    I can be fined $400 for allowing my employees to smoke at work, but I ignore it because it’s a stupid invasive law.

    I agree with the person who said we should let these things loose in Wash DC or San Francisco, then see how much the yuppies like wolves!!!

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  169. Holly Says:

    FAKE!!!!!

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  170. Justin Says:

    My Dad and I might have found a wolf about the same size! Pure white. He is twice the size of the other eight. My dad missed him on a dead run! I going to try to call him in soon!

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  171. Justin Says:

    The local Fish and game guy has seen him a few times. He thinks he may be just over 200 pounds. I know his tracks are 6 1/2 wide. He looks like a Aric wolf. his nose is the only thing not colored white. Well wish me luck! I cant beleave how much they eat. That pack ate seven cow elk in a 11 days that we found. No wonder they get so big!

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  172. DA Says:

    Clearly a photoshop. Just zoom and examine the outline of the animal and compare to the contour of the man.

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  173. Yvette Lafumeuse Says:

    There ARE wolves this big here in Northern Quebec! A pack of them just killed my tante Mathilde last year.
    And they have eaten 2 or 3 children this past winter! The cougars and bears are scared of them. Won’t some American Big hunter come here to shoot them? We are scared. Canada has laws that dont allow killing these wolves. And we only live 23 miles from MOntreal.
    Please! Any American hunters- come to Montreal and ask about the wolves! Bring your biggest rifle, but DONT tell the socialist government you are here to hunt! We need you!

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  174. Don Cerise Says:

    Camper girl, you sound like my kind of lady! I live near Montreal and we have wolves this big! I’m not allowed to hunt any more- the liberal government here took away my rifles and shotgun. I was a bit too exuberant with them.
    But we need someone like you to care of some of these big wolves on the outskirt, even the suburbs! of Montreal!
    Just bring your biggest rifle to Canada. Tell the pusssy Canadian border guards it is for a “rifle show”. They’ll let you in. I am telling you- you can bag a BIG one! You can stay at my place. AND! I have a friend that is a taxidermist.

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  175. Schmidt Says:

    http://www.boone-crockett.org/news/imagesWatch/Wolf.jpg

    Check out this wolf pic on this link if you dont believe the one above.

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  176. Schmidt Says:

    There are multiple pics I have seen like the one above and have seen a wolf of this size in canada.

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  177. Tonya Says:

    was looking up pics for my child about wolves…. I am so ashamed that we humans can think that this is ok. They are not used for meat… so why do you kill them?? This is heart breaking. I hunt, for food. Not for fun, this is a living breathing animal.

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  178. Dan Says:

    Well the old record was 175 lbs in 1939. This wolf should have been entered in the world records if it is as big as they say.

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  179. Spike Says:

    Wow what a bunch of stories and replies about wolves, amazing. I hunt http://www.peartreegameranch.com for deer. I have not seen any wolves but I would kill them if I saw them.

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  180. teths Says:

    just sick

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  181. stop complaining Says:

    Do you anti-hunters realize how many cows these things could eat in a year? And I don’t know about you, but you’d be smiling to if I got a wolf that will probably be the next
    world record!!

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  182. Bob Says:

    You my friend are an absolute coward and deplorable human being.

    If you want to try and be a big man and cover up your obvious insecurities by killing animals then i challenge you to hunt the wolf without your gun – we will see how much of a big man you really are…

    You are whats wrong with the world – hope you get your fuckin throat ripped out you spineless fuck..

    Rot in hell

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  183. derek Says:

    to Yvette Lafumeuse – you are an absolute idiot –

    and to the ass that killed the wolf – hope ya die screaming

    Derek

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  184. Dolores Says:

    To the man that killed that animal – I genuinely hope that you are torn apart in the wilderness – may you burn in h ell for what you have done..

    fyi for all the hill billies who condone this, hope u in bred filth get what u deserve

    Dolores

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  185. danny kelly Says:

    i wonder what caliber round took them down?

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  186. Don Cerise Says:

    “FAKE!” ???

    No, Holly- it is not “fake”. There are now reports coming of wolves almost this big, and sometimes JUST AS big as these critters, just west of Montreal!
    Montreal is a a city of almost THREE million people,and surrounded by bush and wilderness.
    What happens when these critters surround the city. What happens to the grocery stores that sell their food? Will airplanes have to FLY IN the food, just as they did in the Berlin airlift in 1947?
    Montreal needs American hunters! Men who have guns- and not afraid to use them, unlike our Eastern liberal wimps. (Canadians are no longer permitted to carry guns)
    Someone will have to lift the coming wolf blockade on Montreal! Unless America wants another Srebrenica/Sarajevo or Rwanda on you conscience! THIS TIME due to themismanaged wolf population by egghead “naturalists”!

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  187. JOSH IN BAMA Says:

    OOOOOHHHHHHH ILOVE WOLVES. THEY TASTE GREAT . KEEP EATIN GRASS TREE HUGGERS ,ITS MORE FOR ME .

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  188. Bob Says:

    I had a wolf as a pet. He was the best, very loyal and friendly. He was as tall as me on his hind legs when he was just one year old. I am six ft.

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  189. Chester Moore | Texas Fishing & Hunting | Texas Bass Fishing & Deer Hunting | Gulf Coast Fishing - Texas Fish & Game Says:

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  190. earnhardt83 Says:

    male adult wolfs can get up to 5 to 6.5 feet long there paws are 3.5 inches wide 4 inches long and a wolf can get up to 130 all the way up to 180 depends on were they live like the farther you go up north the bigger they get cause the bigger the pray THE BIGGER THE WOLF COMMON SENCE AND YES I THINK YOU SO CALLED HUNTERS ARE NOTHING BUT LITTLE FAGS THAT CANT HUNT DEER OR ANYTHING ELES BUT WOLFS BECAUSE WOLF DONT RUN THEY STAND THERE GROUND ITS LIKE YOU FAG HUMPERS YOU GOT THE GUN AND THEY GOT THE KNIFE WHO GOING TO WIN YOU FAGHUNTERS SO TO ALL YOU FAG HUNTERS I HOPE TO GOD YOU MOTHERFUCKERS GET TORE THE FUCK UP OR MAYBE A REAL HUNTER WILL HUNT YOU WOLF KILLERS WHY FOR THERE FUR GIVE ME A FUCKEN BREAK.

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  191. Tiffany Says:

    Ok, honestly, the pictures looked photoshoped to me, pay attentionto the details of the wolves… Like the first one, it looks like a cartoon… And I think I only saw one back leg in each photo, anyhow.. the wolves just don’t look like they should… Yes they may cause trouble but I own wolves so I don’t believe in killing no matter what, bit that is just me.. one opinion is nothing I guess cause no one will believe you anyways…

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  192. Tiffany Says:

    Oh sorry, all except for one looks like there is only one back leg. But still the first one is the worst one…that’s the one with two hind legs, but look at the front.

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  193. Tiffany Says:

    Also looked at the image that someone sent the link of… Still looks odd. Also if its real, the man is kneeled…. Just sayin

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  194. Azariah J. Dixon Says:

    Dude, not cool. This is a magnificent animal and you douche bags are just killing it. How do you live with yourself. And even if wolfs kill for fun, be the bigger person (the only person) and deal with it. Don’t follow in it’s footsteps, killing animals for fun.

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  195. kayla Says:

    Isn’t wolf hunting illegal???

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  196. Russ Says:

    To all my wolf lovers friends you have to watch the documentry (Crying Wolf) To really understand the plight of the Wolf.and MAN, Enjoy.

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  197. Russ Says:

    Tiff, They are artic wolfs,they can reach up to 7′ long & up to 250 lbs. They make U.S. wolfs look like puppys.

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  198. Russ Says:

    190, Tells this little faghunter-MOTHERFUCKER, that you have never had to hunt anything but the chicken in the frozen food isle of the store, The government lied about the wolfs in the yellowstone valley & broke it’s promise to only allow 78 to 100 matting pairs in yellowstone ecosystem, 10yrs later over 1800 wolves, it’s called over population & depraditon.The only salution is HUNTING (ie) population control !!!IDGIT!!!P.S. CANADIAN WOLFS ARE NOT ENDANGERED OR PROTECTED.and can be HUNTED LEGALLY with porper licence.

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  199. Yep Says:

    Yeessssss

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  200. big wolf Says:

    I’m a big wolf and the wolf in the picture was my cousin, unlike him he s dead, I’m a bigger wolf I have guns I will shoot back, I also have a girlfriend she is a cute wolf, gay hunters, quit war against wolves and go shoot terrorist instead. Obama sucks

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  201. Superjudge Says:

    I grew up in the Bush. I say this only because you need to know that I understand it, and have lived in it. I have been around the world, and I have met hunters from all walks. North American Indians respected the Animals they lived with, and they accepted that they had to compete and share with them. Just because we have domesticated animals now to support our own self imposed over population, that doesn’t change a thing, that was a human decision to change and impose on his environment, NOT the animals that share those lands with him. It’s us that need to adapt and accept, not them. When they had to kill one, a Wolf maybe that was sick, and had decided to attack their own families, they still did it with dignity and respect, often honoring the animal after. What I see in this photo, and all over hunting magazines is much different, and it saddens me. Men who kill for fun have to get a grip on reality. You’d use an argument like “it’s legal”, or simply tell people who care that they are “gay” or “suck cock”…must be from PETA, and you know thats such an ignorant and useless cop out of an argument. I am none of those things, I don’t even condemn hunting. I have friends who hunt but who respect the animals they kill, they wouldn’t in 100 years get caught holding one up with some shit eating grin and boast about it. You all can toss hollow arguments at me, if you’d like, won’t phase me a bit, but the fact remains, when you kill a top predator you are either a) helping because it might likely have been sick, and its best its removed from its environment, or you are hurting it as it is an integral part of the very ecosystem you use to sustain your interests in hunting. I guess my point is this, the argument isn’t about legality, I mean come on guys, it’s legal to bang your sister in many US states, do you guys bang your sisters? Its about Honour and respect and remembering what the whole challenge and tradition of Hunting was about in the first place. Once you think about it for a while you will see the sadness in a photo where a man is clearly ecstatic that he killed a Wolf just because it was a fucking Monster of one. Hell, I dunno about you guys, but my Grandfather likely would have asked not to take any photos, and if they did he sure as hell wouldn’t be smiling like a Sociopathic hillbilly, had a quiet moment with the wolf and then got outta there. You boys aren’t wrong for hunting, but the values and tradition that were passed on down generations have to be remembered, Killing stuff just to prove you can is wrong. This will never change. As for the fucktards questioning the size, sure, its a massive Wolf, but it’s real enough, I saw one North of North Bay, Summer so you know it looks much Skinnier, every bit as long, that boy there is a winter wolf, just looks more heavy…. Anyhow guys, Peace out, no anger here, just hopes we can agree that Hunting is more than just blasting shit and laughing at it, we owe the beasts around us a great deal more respect than they get nowadays, we need to get back to a real respect and appreciation on these animals.

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