Washington we have a problem ( wolf attack )

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Tom O'Riley, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Blake Harmon

    Blake Harmon Active Member

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    I understand what you said. But the way its worded implies that the bear attacked the man without cause, and he received a ticket for trying to defend his hunting partner, rather than for the shooting of the grizzly prior to the attack.

    just wanted to make it clear that it was the shooters own fault that the entire incident happened.
     
  2. Dan Nelson

    Dan Nelson Hiker, Fisher, Writer, Bum

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    Shit, forget the wolves: It's antelope you have to watch out for:

     
  3. Greg Armstrong

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    I sense a new market developing here;
    Wolf Spray, Antelope Spray, Cougar Spray...
     
  4. KerryS

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  5. Robert Engleheart

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    Go any nekked ones?
     
  6. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    So was she really "attacked" by the wolf? The news stories and interviews she gave variously suggest the wolf "loped" or "trotted" towards her in response to her elk bugle and may have jumped up on a pile of logs. Here's one from the Spokesman-Review:


    A 55-year-old woman from Headquarters, Idaho, told a newspaper she was glad to be packing a .44 magnum to boost her confidence when a very large wolf responded to her elk bugle by trotting in to within 10 feet.

    That was a fatal mistake — for the wolf.

    Rene Anderson told the Clearwater Tribune of Orofino (read the story here) that she put down her bow and drew her Smith & Wesson handgun as the wolf jumped up on a pile of logs very close to her on Sept. 25. She dispatched the wolf, which reportedly weighed more than 100 pounds, with four close-range shots.

    The wolf paid the ultimate price for being so bold. Top wolf scientists say hunters are doing a favor for society and the wolves themselves by eliminating bold wolves from the population before they hurt someone.

    Incidentally, Anderson was alone on a ridge when the incident happened. She called her husband to come an get her on his ATV, and then waited anxiously, on the alert in case other wolves were in the area.

    No elk showed up.


    I don't dispute the comments above about her prowess with firearms or frankly how large her 'balls' might be. Heck, if it was me, you'd likely be reading my obituary instead of looking at a pic of a dead wolf.

    But I can't help wonder if the wolf might have simply run off after firing a warning round instead of pumping four "close range shots" into it? Guess that's why I'm not a hunter.

    K
     
  7. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Maybe the biggest understatement of the year!
     
  8. Be Jofus G

    Be Jofus G Banned or Parked

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    As usual I have nothing worthwhile to contribute but.... :rofl:

    I shot a half road killed deer that wandered onto a buddies property in the head with a 44 mag. The entry hole was around silver dollar size and the exit wound was about the size of a grapefruit. The round exited on the side of the neck about 6'' below the jaw. Not everyone shoots hollow points.
     
  9. Jerry White

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    Dont forget the Western WA deer... any of these critters can be real dangerous if they have gang affiliations!

     
  10. Dehlan G

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    Looks like he enjoyed it
     
  11. koolminx

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    That lady is a wimp. I'd have killed the wolf with the Bow cause I'm that bad ass :)
     
  12. Mingo

    Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

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    :rofl:I call BS on her story. Why was she bugling for elk IN THE DARK? Was she jacklighting them? And how did she see the wolf jump up on a log IN THE DARK?

    I think she was tired of the neighbor's HuskyShepardGreatDane mix constantly begging for Scooby Snax, shot the poor bastard and then posed with her piece by its paw and concocted some BS story for the Weekly World News.

    Shooting shit at night...................:rofl::rofl:
     
  13. generic

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    Or maybe, just maybe...she had to call for her partner, when he finally got there she retold him what had happened, after the adrenaline wore off they thought "hey, take a pic of me with this thing". But by then of course....it had gotten dark. Or maybe not.
     
  14. Lugan

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  15. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    Hey PT.....would the opposite of "every other guy is packing" be "every other guy isn't packing?".

    50% is 50%! ZING!

    This thread has gotten silly anyway with that Betty White quote.