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Old 10-29-2019, 09:05 PM
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Clairbear,

In 2015 when I went, I used a 30.06 150 grain Federal Fusion. It's nice and flat and my Savage 110 seemed to like them the best.
My buddy that went with me used a 7mm.
My guide prefers anything over a .270.
What I like about the .06 is you can choose from a 95 grain to a 220 grain, depending what you are hunting. But, to each his own. In 2 years when I go moose hunting, I will experiment with the 220 gr and see how it shoots. However, I am fully confident in the 150 for moose.

You obviously don't need the knock down power of the bigger calibers on Wolf. Just something fast, flat, and accurate


You’re way more of an expert on it than me John, plus your guide likes .270 on up, but I would think the wolf would be the perfect candidate for the .25-06. Glad you are able to get in on these hunts. Very jealous. Ha


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Wally,

Ha! I'm definitely not an expert, just a good listener.
You are correct about the 25-06 in being a good Wolf gun.
But since I was purchasing, I wanted something I could use for bigger game as well and the 30.06 fit my wants. More so in the wide variety of grains and availability. You can find 30.06 cartridges anywhere. Let's say you bump your scope or your rifle falls in your cabin and you need to shoot and re-site. You run into "town" in the remote areas, your caliber selection can be limited. Most guys will bring up enough, just in case, but you never know.
Wolves, although not large animals, are tough as nails and no fun to track in crotch deep snow. Some of his stories about Wolves are incredible. That's his reason for .270 on up.
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Old 10-29-2019, 09:29 PM
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Ha! I'm definitely not an expert, just a good listener.
You are correct about the 25-06 in being a good Wolf gun.
But since I was purchasing, I wanted something I could use for bigger game as well and the 30.06 fit my wants. More so in the wide variety of grains and availability. You can find 30.06 cartridges anywhere. Let's say you bump your scope or your rifle falls in your cabin and you need to shoot and re-site. You run into "town" in the remote areas, your caliber selection can be limited. Most guys will bring up enough, just in case, but you never know.
Wolves, although not large animals, are tough as nails and no fun to track in crotch deep snow. Some of his stories about Wolves are incredible. That's his reason for .270 on up.
Ha!


I’ve seen a lot of coyotes take a lot of firepower and keep on truckin. I can imagine a wolf “undergunned” could go a long distance.


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Old 01-27-2020, 04:00 PM
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Just got back from my 2nd Wolf Hunt and was lucky enough to tag a 95 pound female, Black with Silver tips! Just what I'd been dreaming of for the last two years. As my outfitter/ buddy said, I "must have a horseshoe in your back pocket", as it was exactly what I wanted to harvest. When she walked out of the treeline, I couldn't believe my eyes. The hard part was waiting 8 minutes to take the shot, as she came out at first light.
She was taken on the 4th day of the week long hunt, so I was able to be in the complete silence and breathtaking beauty of the Northern Ontario Winter Wonderland during the hunt, and then enjoy some ice fishing for walleyes on the smaller lakes in the bush then for Lakers on the massive Waters of Big Trout Lake.
The sights of the nature that time of year, with the frost on the trees, and the pure white snow on anything strong enough to hold it, is in itself worth the trip up there.
If you want to partake on a hunt out of the norm, this is a hunt to consider.

For reference I'm 6'3 and pushing 280. 🙂
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Old 01-27-2020, 10:54 PM
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Nice work. Never really thought too much about hunting one. Do you know about what the average success rate is?

I have friends who are residents in Alaska and they claim wolves are extremely hard to hunt.


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Just got back from my 2nd Wolf Hunt and was lucky enough to tag a 95 pound female, Black with Silver tips! Just what I'd been dreaming of for the last two years. As my outfitter/ buddy said, I "must have a horseshoe in your back pocket", as it was exactly what I wanted to harvest. When she walked out of the treeline, I couldn't believe my eyes. The hard part was waiting 8 minutes to take the shot, as she came out at first light.
She was taken on the 4th day of the week long hunt, so I was able to be in the complete silence and breathtaking beauty of the Northern Ontario Winter Wonderland during the hunt, and then enjoy some ice fishing for walleyes on the smaller lakes in the bush then for Lakers on the massive Waters of Big Trout Lake.
The sights of the nature that time of year, with the frost on the trees, and the pure white snow on anything strong enough to hold it, is in itself worth the trip up there.
If you want to partake on a hunt out of the norm, this is a hunt to consider.

For reference I'm 6'3 and pushing 280. 🙂
johnboat it was you I got the picture of. Ill see if I can upload a picture of mine.

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Old 01-28-2020, 06:39 PM
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C-Man,

Yep, he sent me yours as well! I was worried that all the big'ens were already taken after I saw yours. I had to worry about it for 2 long weeks. Yours is a dandy as well. That's a dead ringer of the female I tagged up there 2 years ago. And yes, I called you from camp and chatted about taxidermy. I hear you booked again. I hope you tag another beauty.

RMB,

4 out of 5 hunters filled their tags this year. His success rate is extremely high. I can't say enough about Ian at Five Lakes Lodge on Gullrock and his equipment and set up. If anyone is interested PM me or Coyoteman. I'll answer any question you may have.
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Old 01-29-2020, 07:09 AM
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X2, Ian is the best wether its hunting, fishing or just great hospitality.
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:48 PM
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Beautiful animals.

I am struggling here. I grew up on Jack London's novels (yes reading them) and I am dog person.
At the same I realize that if I was stuck in that remote area without fire arms, I would become meal within few days.

If it was a bear or moose or something else, it would not bother me. Too close to a dog I guess...
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Old 02-05-2020, 07:43 PM
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Yes. I totally agree with you. To me they are THEE most beautiful and respected animal of all. I get what you are saying, but.......

I have been around dogs all my life. My Grandpa raised Pugs and Schnauzers for years. I've raised several litters of Golden Retrievers. I've trained dozens of dogs. I can't remember not having a dog. My daughter has a dog. My son has a dog. Of course we currently have a dog. I donate all my beer cans to the Humane Society. 🙂
I actually don't like people won't DON'T like dogs.

But a domesticated dog is about as much like a Wolf as little Suzie's Kitty is like a Lion.
Both the dog and kitty give you companionship and unconditional love. The wild Wolf and Lion will eventually eat you. The Lion at least will have the decencey to kill you first, where the Wolf will eat you alive. And need to me kept in check.
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