Lets here some good dog stories as well.
Can we attach pictures in this forum now?
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
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.
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.
I put up 5 on friday and 3 woodcock today. Didnt hunt saturday. I had my first wolf encounter today. Stood staring at me at 20-25 ft. Luckily the pup wasnt behind the wolf when I yelled for her. She wouldve run right up to it. I sat there with a leashed dog yelling at a wolf for 90 seconds or so until it took a step, stopped, took 2 more and stopped until it slowly walked off. Never taking its eyes off of us. That wolf had zero fear of me. I now know the adrenaline dump from a wolf being that close. I will never go in the woods with out my handgun with 2 loaded mags-35 rnds.