Wolves, the ultimate predators hunting. Part I
Going behind predators might be even more challenging than other catches especially because their territories are wide larger than herbivorous ones and they are moving constantly patrolling the area and searching for their own potential catches.
On this regard, chasing big predators is always a risky, exciting and definitely not easy task, especially when you are trying to shoot down a wolf, something that can be more difficult than even a bear.
Wolves tend to have large territories and usually don't last too long on the same area, instead they keep patrolling permanently not only looking for potential catches and also remains which could become their meal but also to keep out intruders, particularly other wolf packs.
With the above in mind, it's not a surprise that most of wolf catches are incidental rather than planified, in many cases hunters behind an elk or moose find themselves in front of a wolf without the intention of doing that and they just take the chance.
But if you wish to go out for wolves seriously, there's some basic tips you should know in order to increase your success chances but consider that at the beginning wolves hunting could be frustrating because the success rate is the lowest among all hunting types.
Of course we are talking about shooting a wolf instead of traps using, something totally different and out of the reach of this post.
When you wish to shoot wolves it's mandatory to move to the most remote of the remote areas since these predators love lonely regions, far from human contact and with large territorial extents just for them; in fact if you are planning to hunt wolves in US, it will be necessary a trip to the most remote regions of Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Wisconsin and Wyoming, the only 5 states where wolf hunting is allowed.
But the trip is just the beginning since there are many law differences among states which may vary from one year to another, hence prior to your trip don't forget to check the last regulations for a particular season, otherwise you could be violating the law. No matter if something was allowed last season, the next year could be illegal; thus be sure to have updated regulations information to avoid problems with the authorities.
Once you have decided where to go hunting and are fully aware of regulations, it's time to prepare your equipment. Usually wolves hunting is not a one day matter, instead you might expend several days out there, under hard weather circumstances and on remote areas far from help in case on an emergency, then you need to be prepared for the worst case scenario, just in case.
Be sure to pack enough supplies including food, medicines, batteries for your electronic devices and ammo, remember you are facing smart, strong predators and it's easy to become the prey only with a little mistake; thus be prepared for the unexpected and try to avoid lonely hunting trips; when you are going behind predators it's always a good idea to have backup.
Finally, if you are new on wolves hunting, be sure to read enough about wolves habits, territories and behaviours as well about hunting techniques; additionally it would be great if you go out with an expert on wolves hunting, even when there are not too many; you always may find some help from a experienced hunter.
Definitely take down a wolf it's a big league game and you'll require practice and patience, however following the tips shown HERE will increase your chances and shorten your learning curve towards a successful wolf hunting.