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9/12/03 @ 11:53 AM
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150class
150class
USER since 8/24/01
Let us know where youre finding the birds, what were the conditions, what type of terrain.

Lets here some good dog stories as well.

Can we attach pictures in this forum now?

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TODAY @ 1:51 PM
samfox
samfox
USER since 3/17/09

Would have not been a problem, shoot the damn thing, would not have to worry about your dog chasing the wolf a 1 ounce of #8at 10 yards would have left a dead wolf. At 10 yards showing no fear, you were threatened 

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10/15/18 @ 7:26 PM
huntfish
huntfish
USER since 6/16/03

Shoot cardboard at 10 yards with number 8 loads and you worry no more after seeing the damage.

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10/15/18 @ 5:28 PM
Hunter&Hound
Hunter&Hound
USER since 7/24/01

Fact is, Wisconsin trapping laws are a lot more restrictive than Minnesota. I know they've had problems over there with 220 conibears set in buckets, which isn't legal here without a 10 inch recess and a restricted opening.


Bird hunters should be glad trappers are out there killing nest robbers.  The risk to dogs is small.  And, given a chance, trappers would easily solve this wolf problem. 

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10/15/18 @ 2:37 PM
frenchbrit
frenchbrit
USER since 7/24/01

I know that trapping season is about to start so I thought I would bring this up for discussion. I read an article a while ago that about 10-15 bird dogs had been killed in Minnesota by legal traps set for furbearers. They were conibear sets I believe which kill instantly. I also think those are legal to use in Wisconsin. I had a Brittany years ago that was caught in a foothold trap set near a stream but she was uninjured after I got the trap off her. Anyone else have any experience with this? Something else to worry about.

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10/15/18 @ 8:59 AM
river_chaser
river_chaser
USER since 10/3/12

My dog would be eager to make friends and that wolf will be his last best friend.

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10/15/18 @ 8:41 AM
Swamp buck
Swamp buck
USER since 1/23/09

Maybe but I would rather have a wounded wolf than a dead dog. Also being that the wolf would more than likely be bigger and more dominate than my dogs, I doubt they would chase. They would instead run back to me like they usually do when they are scared

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10/15/18 @ 8:05 AM
river_chaser
river_chaser
USER since 10/3/12

 at 25 ft wouldve at least inflicted some nasty pain and that is what they respect and learn from but tethering, controlling and protecting your dog would be your first priority. shooting first would probably get your dog excited and send it into chase mode then youve lost.

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10/15/18 @ 7:54 AM
Swamp buck
Swamp buck
USER since 1/23/09

At 20-25 ft I believe you would've done some damage. I don't hate wolves but they need to be controled

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10/15/18 @ 7:49 AM
150class
150class
USER since 8/24/01

8’s in an O/U seems way under gunned. A warning shot makes no sense because then you're training the wolf nothing bad will happen because if the noise. A lot was going thru my mind. I was fortunate but Im sure this isnt the first time this wolf did this.

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10/15/18 @ 7:38 AM
Swamp buck
Swamp buck
USER since 1/23/09

I got 1000's of dollars invested into both my dogs and lots of hours too. I would have shot that wolf in a second! I dont give a sh%t what the DNR says

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