This from our friend Tim O. in the Upper Peninsula, who writes, “I have 9 different wolves on trail-cam in the same area and I’ve seen 10 others…they’re all different colors and are easily identifiable.” Here’s what happened to Tim the other day:
I decided to take a 4-wheeler ride to swap out memory cards on a trail camera at one of my bow stands the other night. Instead of driving right into my spot I chose to walk in the last 150 yards. I swapped the cards and started walking out, but I took a wrong turn in the dark and didn’t realize it right away. I walked up on a fresh wolf deer kill!
Immediately I heard growling and snarling and I knew I was in big trouble. Three wolves started backing me down steady with their chops open and baring all their teeth. I picked up branches for some kind of defense and was swinging them around and hollering at the wolves to get away. As I write this, there goes the hair standing up on the back of my neck again!
Right away I called my brother, Tommy, so I could have someone there with me. He was the only one that knew exactly where I was in the forest in case I didn’t make it out of there. He stayed on the phone with me for the entire walk back to my 4-wheeler, with the wolves in close pursuit all the way to my bike.
The whole ordeal took about 10 minutes and I’m not ashamed to admit I was scared. I concentrated very hard on making sure of my footing. I felt like if I fell down, there may have been a different outcome. I could’ve easily had my a** handed to me. I’m certain that my flashlight was a deterrent as well. I was quite shaken when I got back to camp, and had a hard time functioning for a while. I didn’t get much sleep that night…
[…] Michigan: Deer Hunter Wolf Encounter! | Big Deer This from our friend Tim O. in the Upper Peninsula, who writes, “I have 9 different wolves on trail-cam in the same area and I've seen 10 others…they're all different colors and are easily identifiable.” Here's what happened to Tim . I swapped the cards and started walking out, but I took a wrong turn in the dark and didn't realize it right away. I walked up on a fresh wolf deer . a walk in the woods at night. Even Little Red Riding Hood didn't go see her granny at NIGHT! […]
For the life of me I can’t figure why you would check your trail cam at night. Wow
I “kind of work with” Mike Hanback. I’m the Trijicon Predator hunting Pro-staff member and should be filming a predator show fairly soon.
There are some Trijicon friends that have some wolf tags. We are looking for as much info as possible to hunt the wolves up in your neck of the woods.
Any chance you could give me a call and talk a little about where you are at etc?
Haven’t you seen The Gray with Liam Neeson? Haha I’ve heard the populations are booming in MI. Idaho and Montana are starting to become overrun with those damn things and finally opened up a season for em.
Nuts is not what he has, it’s what he is. You got 19 wolves running around an area and you decide to take a walk in the woods at night. Even Little Red Riding Hood didn’t go see her granny at NIGHT!
AND- At night. Wow. You got nuts.
They die…I walk! I don’t care about hunting laws at that point. The Law of the Jungle is the only one that matters at that point. And, knowing there are wolves in the immediate area, how can you enter without at least a handgun?