Subject: Wolf attacks woman

guns4570guns4570 New MemberPosts: 1 New Member
People we have been preaching for years now that wolves will start attacking people when their prey base runs out. Read this and tell me if it isn't a sign that things are under way

"William Anderson 9/27/2011 9:25 AM
This email should be read by anyone who hunts, camps, or spends any amount of time in the woods in northern Idaho. Last night I received a phone call from my mother who lives in Headquarters. She informed me that on Sunday while bow hunting she was attacked by a wolf. A few of you know that she is not your typical mother or grandmother. She has worked as a professional hunting guide for many years, so she has spent many hours in the woods. She has seen wolfs on many occasions and this is the first time one came at her.
She said as soon as the wolf saw her it charged. She was able to drop her bow, draw her 44 mag. out of its holster, and put 1 round in the wolfs head at a range of a few feet. Please let any of your family and friends know of this so they can take whatever precautions needed while out in the woods. If any of you have any questions please feel free to call me. Thanks
William "Jeff" Anderson
Pre-Release Specialist
North Idaho Correctional Institution"

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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,389 Senior Member
    guns4570 wrote: »
    ...as soon as the wolf saw her it charged. She was able to drop her bow, draw her 44 mag. out of its holster, and put 1 round in the wolfs head at a range of a few feet

    :yikes::yikes:

    My goodness, swift thinking on her part!

    I have encountered a cougar once in the wild, from a distance. It was downright spooky to watch it almost glide across the mountain terrain. Don't wolves usually travel in packs? I'd hate to have to tangle with a pissed off, 200lbs dog bent on eating me...

    Oh, welcome to the forum.
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  • gunrunner428gunrunner428 Senior Member Posts: 1,018 Senior Member
    I've heard folks say a single wolf isn't a danger to humans. Hogwash.

    They are predators, pure and simple. Bred and conditioned for the hunt. Lone wolves are likely outcasts from the pack, and are opportunistic feeders - looking for an easy meal, and last time I checked, humans were nowhere near as fast or hard to take down with fangs as a deer, moose, or caribou.

    Add in the tactics of pack hunting, and watch out.

    I for one respect wolves for their place in nature and their success, but I wouldn't drop my guard in their territory.
  • gunrunner428gunrunner428 Senior Member Posts: 1,018 Senior Member
    And welcome, new guy!
  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,952 Senior Member
    Welcome to the forum Guns4570.

    Anybody with any sense knows that ANY predator can be a danger. A wolf is no different. As they continue to have more human contact this sort of encounter is inevitable.

    On a side note, I'm glad to see that she came out of it ok. :up:

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,939 Senior Member
    Welcome aboard.

    Is the wolf being checked for rabies or other diseases?
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,832 Senior Member
    guns4570 wrote: »
    People we have been preaching for years now that wolves will start attacking people when their prey base runs out. Read this and tell me if it isn't a sign that things are under way

    "William Anderson 9/27/2011 9:25 AM
    This email should be read by anyone who hunts, camps, or spends any amount of time in the woods in northern Idaho. Last night I received a phone call from my mother who lives in Headquarters. She informed me that on Sunday while bow hunting she was attacked by a wolf. A few of you know that she is not your typical mother or grandmother. She has worked as a professional hunting guide for many years, so she has spent many hours in the woods. She has seen wolfs on many occasions and this is the first time one came at her.
    She said as soon as the wolf saw her it charged. She was able to drop her bow, draw her 44 mag. out of its holster, and put 1 round in the wolfs head at a range of a few feet. Please let any of your family and friends know of this so they can take whatever precautions needed while out in the woods. If any of you have any questions please feel free to call me. Thanks
    William "Jeff" Anderson
    Pre-Release Specialist
    North Idaho Correctional Institution"

    Is this you guns 4570? If so thanks, if not tell William Jeff Anderson thanks for the heads up. I've also been wondering when this sort of thing would begin. We've seen the mountain line get more bold as his numbers increased. We've seen a lot of species do this. With all the bunny huggers tying our hands, it was only a matter of time.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
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