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team fudd
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Headed to alberta end of may for big black bear, there are a lot of wolves in the area and every year some of the outfitters hunters have an opportunity to kill one. I would like to increase the odds if possible by calling one in. Does anyone have any experience with this? any suggestions would be much appreciated. I have called in some coyotes with limited success but never tried for the big bad wolf! Thanks!
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Hey Matt, good luck with your bear hunt. As far as the wolves go, try doing a calf moose call and even a cow moose call but you have play the wind and be very still and aware because they are crafty preditors. The calf call will help in your bear hunt as well, they prey alot on new calfs. Good luck,...Lloyd
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Well, unfortunately, I have called in Canadian wolves transplanted here in Idaho by using elk calls. They come in quickly to bugles or cow calling. If there are elk in the area of Alberta you will be hunting, the wolves will likely be quite interested in cow calls this near to the time the elk will be dropping their calves.
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Well Rik, it looks like we will be able to put those cow calls to good use this year - Idaho wolf tags are on sale for 2011!

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I would use Coyote Howls or the sounds of Hounds at bay. Wolves will come quickly to remove competition. Probably not as good with archery gear as it would be with guns though. Any distress call will work as it does for Yotes.
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I really think that some animals are best hunted with guns, wolves being one of them. They are so difficult to get even with a gun and once called in they have been educated for life. On the other hand wouldn't it be cool to tell the grandchildren that grampa shot a wolf with his bow?
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I would howl like a wolf. I would expect a territorial wolf to come in silent and downwind after 30-45 minutes of calling. This would mean you would need open country on your downwind side if you hoped for a shot. Good luck!
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I have had them dip and dive around me while ground hunting.... The walk back in the dark is.... Well... A test of faith.

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You guys have stones that can call in a bear or wolf on an evening hunt. The thought of that blows my mind, guess I am a weenie:)

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I called one up once using a rabbit distress call. I was on a moose/black bear hunt in Southeast Alaska and saw a big wolf cross a the river about 300 yards from me. I blew the call right after he crossed and was shaking himself off. He came right toward me, but caught my wind at about 75 yards. I never did get a shot at him (I was rifle hunting).

Two days later, that same wolf came up behind my hunting partner, who had been blowing a cow call. I was about 50 yards upwind of my buddy and saw the wolf come to about 40-50 yards from him. It saw him moving around, made a 180, and vanished. My buddy never knew it was around.

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Would love to call in a wolf . Distres calls should work.Bet coyote death screams would work real good. Im starting to drool now.

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Coyote howls work well as well as pup distress in the spring.

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I've had them come in to a rabbit in distress call, but no shooting. As a side note, their hides likely won't look very good at the end of May, they don't here at that time and Alberta is quite aways further south.

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Precurve
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Here in Wisconsin you just have to go for a walk in their neighborhood. They'll be tagging you about 200 yards back, maybe closer depending on the wolf.

Dave

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To theories:
Calling: Calling to sound like prey or foe

1)Coyote howls and whimpers, wolves are very aggressive against coyotes and these may work.
2.) I have had wolves come to elk calls, deer calls and deer rattling. I'm sure other typical prey noises might work.

The other theory would be that I would not make any noise, wolves are secretive and inquisitive and might check out a bait or come through an area being undisturbed, but if noises are made that they might associate with man activities or smell, wrong time of year or etc. they might head for the hills. You might also deter from your bear hunt by calling, etc.

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