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4 years 6 days ago #168 by aellingson
Replied by aellingson on topic Wolf Hunting
Thanks. Yes, I thought the snow would help, however it appears odd that the zone 6 count essentially stopped rising once the snow came. I'll keep at it. Glad it's still open, but my gas bill is a different story. With the snow I think I'll try to find a wolf howler call to buy and maybe get out and also try hunting them near dusk or dawn.
1 of my fears came true today...no I didn't catch a nasty incidental. What happened is that some jerk stole 1 of my good new MB-650s off of County land. I had heard trap theft can be an issue. It amazes me there's people out there that would do that, but then again not much surprises me sometimes. I had it anchored good w/ a 3/16 quick link but they must have had a wrench on them. It appears obvious it was theft and not an aggressive animal, b/c there were vehicle traps right up to it, no animal tracks to be seen, and the ground was hardly disturbed. Hard enough to get a wolf without dealing w/ thieves messing with us. I left a message for the warden to get a hold of me.

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4 years 2 days ago #173 by Predatim
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That's a tough one.... on public land you want to notify that there are traps in the area, for the bird hunters especially... wouldn't want to end up with a bird dog in a set.

But then your advertising to the theives that there is a hundred dollar bill at each set just waiting for them... would love to catch them in the act!

Predatim

"Aim Small.... Miss Small"

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4 years 2 days ago #174 by aellingson
Replied by aellingson on topic Wolf Hunting
Tough, you're right. Thanks for responding. Unfortunately I had more stolen the next day so I had to pull what was left in the area of mine. Now I'm trying to rethink my strategy of how to trap public land. I was told being right along a forest/field trail is the best way to get a wolf. It's also easy for a fur or trap thief to see. I realize it's impossible to secure a trap 100%, b/c some people carry bolt cutters, but I'm trying to think of some ways to better secure my traps.
Yes it'd be nice to catch them in the act.

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4 years 2 days ago #176 by WWH Admin
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How bout a trail cam? ...or did that get mentioned already?

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3 years 11 months ago #178 by aellingson
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A trail cam was suggested. No great options as far as I can tell. Even if I do find a way to lock them up, someone could use bolt cutters if they were that desperate.

Now that we have such cold weather and snow, curious what you guys recommend as far as frequency, method, quantity, position, and selection of bait, call lure, urine, and gland lure?

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