I've seen wolves and cougar while hunting . have killed cougar . may kill me a wolf one day also but I really don't have any particular desire to target them. maybe if I were younger and still dumb enough to camp out in sub zero temps. ain't run cross no griz yet.one thing i find funny, is that, these discussions always go the same way.
so why don't you think we need large predators?
How many of you have actually seen any large predators out hunting, not heard, or saw sign. but actually seen wolves or grizzlies?
The one i always laugh at, is that predators just like to kill. And i think, just like some humans. So is it, we don't like the large predators, because they are competition?
AS far as pets go, cars probably kill more pets than the local predator.
I know, not popular thinking on here.
what's tough about it???????????? predators follow their prey. if the prey changes drainages , so does the predator.it is good to see some discussion on this, besides kill them all.
I am probably one of the most neutral peeps you can find on the wolf. I have no problem with them, but i did buy a couple of tags the first day, you legally could in the state of idaho.
I want to say it was ak aviator that told me i should howl back at wolves when i hear them. I did that a couple of years ago and had one very cool expierence howling back and forth with them. I actually called one in, but i ran out of daylight to do anything. It was wierd walking and riding my bike out of the area after the last set of howls. I howled and one of the wolfs in the pack howled back with tone. Where are you?
that will stick with me for a long time. The whole encounter of howling back and forth, probably went for an hour. It was also one of the most wierd night rides out of the area on my bike. I have actaully been lucky to have a few encounters with them.
now what i find interesting, is my trail cam. I get all kinds of predator pics and elk and deer pics. Trying to speculate why they all live in the same drainage is tough.