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Old 12-22-2011, 09:24 PM   #1
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Or anywhere else in the US for that matter?
Has anyone ever given a part, or parts, of one of them to a genetic profiler and had the root of their DNA traced to settle the non-native species idea once and for all? Figured I would ask.

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Old 12-22-2011, 11:33 PM   #2
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Careful now......that might be plowing too deep into the er....wolf debate. I think if you just stick to safer comments.....maybe like "wolves are canines" or something along those lines.
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:38 PM   #3
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Or anywhere else in the US for that matter?
Has anyone ever given a part, or parts, of one of them to a genetic profiler and had the root of their DNA traced to settle the non-native species idea once and for all? Figured I would ask.

They would need a sample from the extinct sub species that was exterminated from Oregon in the early '60s.

The few wolves I've shot were all in their native habitat in SE Alaska.
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:22 PM   #4
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The one I killed in Idaho had genetic samples taken from it when I checked it in. I will give them 6 months and get in touch and see how old she was and what if anything they learned from the DNA sample.

One thing that really needs noted is that these Canadian Gray Wolves are not nearly as big as some people are claiming. The largest one checked in in Idaho so far was 125 pounds yet I have read numerous accounts of 200+ pounders. The one I killed was 88 pounds but by the time I left Idaho she had grown to 180! No doubt they are large canines but if you hear of a 200 pounder I would be skeptical. I don't think they break 100 pounds very often even in Alaska.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:27 PM   #5
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Some of the adult females weighed in Washington were in the 70-85lb range.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:12 PM   #6
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Since we are talking about weight... Does anyone know what the alpha male from the imnaha pack weighs. I was looking at some pictures of him yesterday and he looks big. They had to have weighed him when they colored him... I have a 115 lb German shepherd at home and that wolf looks even bigger than my dog.

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Old 12-29-2011, 10:09 PM   #7
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In a covert joint effort, both the ODF&W and WDF&W reintroduced wolves in to the Hanford Reach area to control the burgeoning elk herd. Now, surveillance has found a breeding pair on the nuclear reservation. Bad news though, the pups now at 6 months old weigh in at 312 lbs and had to be trapped in bear traps. Workers at Hanford who were thought to be off for Christmas break have been found. News to follow.................
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:39 PM   #8
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http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/hunt/?getpage=121.

just in case you want to keep up on the Idaho tally
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:16 PM   #9
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The one I killed in Idaho had genetic samples taken from it when I checked it in. I will give them 6 months and get in touch and see how old she was and what if anything they learned from the DNA sample.

One thing that really needs noted is that these Canadian Gray Wolves are not nearly as big as some people are claiming. The largest one checked in in Idaho so far was 125 pounds yet I have read numerous accounts of 200+ pounders. The one I killed was 88 pounds but by the time I left Idaho she had grown to 180! No doubt they are large canines but if you hear of a 200 pounder I would be skeptical. I don't think they break 100 pounds very often even in Alaska.
They can grow to weigh 150lbs but most adult males will only reach 125lbs. The size and the fact that they run in packs spell trouble for our elk. Of course the wolf advocates could care less about our elk and especialy people hunting them.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:49 PM   #10
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I posted awhile back on the largest wolf in the lower 48 states. It was an article and picture of a wolf that was 148lbs I believe. It was a pack in YNP that had 2 alpha males and they mainly hunted bison. All the wolves in that pack were bigger than most other wolves in the rest of the lower 48 states.
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