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Wolves in ND?

This picture was sent to me by a buddy saying this wolf and coyote (holy crap, look at the size of that wolf!) were taken in Barnes county.  Just wondering if any of you have had personal run-ins with wolves in ND.   I'm not talking about anything your sisters neighbors uncle may have said one time...

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when?

 

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I saw 2 in montrail county about 8 eight years ago

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 Yes, there has been multiple confirmed sightings in ND over the past few years. There was even one killed out east in the past few years, guy said he thought it was a coyote.... he had a few charged pressed on him.

 

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I think if I were you I would take that pic down if it isnt too late. I dont care about killing wolves but as of now here it is illegal . SSS

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Bison83 Said:
I think if I were you I would take that pic down if it isnt too late. I dont care about killing wolves but as of now here it is illegal . SSS

This is a good answer.  Good thing you cant see the license plate in the picture. 


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Bison83 Said:
I think if I were you I would take that pic down if it isnt too late. I dont care about killing wolves but as of now here it is illegal . SSS

According to these, it can be ok in eastern ND:
http://www.times-online.com/content/update-wolves-north-dakota
http://www.timberwolfinformation.org/?p=10009

"Therefore, landowners in eastern North Dakota could shoot a wolf posing a threat to livestock."

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 well if if was legally taken and the GNF allows him to sell the fur i would try and sell it! Rare all white or black wolves bring can bring in a lot of money if the fur is right in Canada.

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http://www.xploreutah.net/story/animal-killed-recently-coyote-hunter-nor...

Not quite as big as the one they tipped over down by Brodus in se mt.


 

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 North of Lakota this fall, 2 buddies were out scouting for ducks and saw what they claimed was way to big to be a coyote. Wasn't sure if I should believe them but maybe I should.

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 i have seen 1 wolf in nd, it was near berlin nd, (between edgeley/lamoure)

you will know when you see a wolf, lol

i had a shotgun with, and could've easily dumped it in the ditch, but shooting it didnt even cross my mind................until after the fact 

i was in awe

i could tell it was a wolf, because of the way it looked................................

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 I saw one 2 years ago when out pheasant hunting in the south western part of the state. Was twice the size of a coyote and was not afraid of me one bit. Just stood on the hill top 75yds away then slowly walked away. Then heard a howel later that evening that was for sure not a coyote.

 

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One was killed in a predator control trap a few years ago East of Mchenry, ND.  I believe the landowner shot it from a distance and had a "holy crap" moment when he got closer.  No charges filed. 

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Saw something 2 years back that looked lots bigger than a german sheppard.  Thought I was see'n things.  Saw it again last year, running with a black dog, the dog looked pretty small next to it.  I know this dog, its good sized and laid into my arm once this past winter.  A couple neighbors have also seen it, no one wants to call it a wolf, so we call it a very big wild dog.  Whatever it is, is not afraid of people.  It was close to my house, makes me nervous.  We've heard howls at night that sounded like, but no way in heck is a yote.  Too loud and deeper toned.

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Saw something 2 years back that looked lots bigger than a german sheppard.  Thought I was see'n things.  Saw it again last year, running with a black dog, the dog looked pretty small next to it.  I know this dog, its good sized and laid into my arm once this past winter.  A couple neighbors have also seen it, no one wants to call it a wolf, so we call it a very big wild dog.  Whatever it is, is not afraid of people.  It was close to my house, makes me nervous.  We've heard howls at night that sounded like, but no way in heck is a yote.  Too loud and deeper toned.

That pup needs to GO.

 

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 They are to the east, west, and north of ND and I don't think they know where the state/country borders are so I would guess yes

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Was workin up nw of crosby (about as close to Canada as you can get) this fall, and am about 90% sure I saw a wolf. Or it was the worlds largest coyote!!

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Worked with a guy this past summer that saw one run across Hwy 22 just N of Killdeer.

 I'm curious as to how long it will take until there is packs that call the badlands home?  I  hope it never happens but would honestly be surprised if it doesn't eventually considering there is strong populations in MT & MN.

 

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I work for a company man just south of Mandaree and he swears that he saw a wolf on the way to a location one day. He said it ran across the road right in front of him in the day light. This was about 2 weeks ago.

Are the good times really over for good?

I'm gonna guarantee that buck a ride in the puckup truck!

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Dont you think with all these so called sightings that there would be a trail cam picture or just a outdoorsman carrying a camera,   I call BS on 90 percent of the sightings.  They are pack dogs and rarely would you see just one at a time with all the sightings reported!!

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 This reminds me of the early years of "mountain lion sightings" but with far less people calling bs. Hmmmmmm wonder y

Soon enough an established population will be recognized by the ndgf and a season opened.

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I don't think many hunters are going to mistake a wolf for a pack dog.  there's a sizeable difference.

 

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Wasn't there one  roadkilled  near Northwood a couple years back?

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Some guys have all the luck.  Chalk up yet another day of miles walked for me and NO wolf!!!!!  Did finally have one howl back a couple times but he didn't fall for the Champ decoy like the yotes did this weekend.   One of these times Champers is going to have to out run the big bad wolf back to me!!!!!

Dead animals don't need fur anyway!!!!!!!!!!
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liar.... you can't use dogs as decoys all year long like you have, and shoot coyotes! at least that's what all the fbo professional yote hunters tell me 

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Some guys have all the luck.  Chalk up yet another day of miles walked for me and NO wolf!!!!!  Did finally have one howl back a couple times but he didn't fall for the Champ decoy like the yotes did this weekend.   One of these times Champers is going to have to out run the big bad wolf back to me!!!!!

 

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 A lot of so called sightings could be coydogs (cross between a domestic dog and coyote). 

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We saw one in SW ND this year deer hunting.  It was running the same ground as a coyote.  It very well could have been a coyote that was huge.  I was glassing the smaller one when they eventually crossed paths, the other one was easily twice the size.  My buddy cut it off crossing a road and it actually turned and snarled at him as it crossed.

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In later december was driving into location near Manderee and a guy followed into it until I stoped. He asked "if I saw them?" I looked at him puzzeled and asked saw what??? He said two black wolves ran across the road in front of him. We were only 100 yards apart. Boy did I keep my eyes peeled walking around location that night! Made the hair on my neck stand up!

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   There have been wolves in the Turtle Mts. for years.  Know a guy that shot one a few years ago[got real expensive real fast].  Found a dead one a couple years ago in my pasture. Wanted to keep the skull but couldn't find out if that would be legal.  Had a pair that lived on the farm for about 4 or 5 years when I first bought it.  If you ever see one run you will know it aint a coyote, completely different way of running, also they are huge. 

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 Spring of '04 or '05 I saw one in the N ditch of I94 just a bit W if the Mapleton golf course.  Watched him through 10x Leicas under 100yds for 90sec or so.

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 Just because wolves are pack dogs doesn't mean you will always see more than one. Often times beta males or other subordinates will be pushed from a pack or choose to leave on their own and travel many many miles looking for either a new partner or a pack. North Dakota is surrounded by very superb wolf habitat (MN, MT, Canada) and for one to wander through would not be out of the question. On the other hand for one to stay, I wouldn't be one to say, but when Lewis and Clark came through there were numerous reports of prairie wolves. A little adaptation and we could start to see them again.

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