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Old 06-21-2009, 03:41 PM   #1
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My dad sent me this pic...suppose to have been shot in Idaho while it was feeding on a cow....

Its sure is a big one...

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Old 06-21-2009, 03:43 PM   #2
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WOW

If that is for real it is ONE BIG WOLF.
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:47 PM   #3
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thx for the pic Humpy

that's a beast

would sure love to know the factual details ..... method of harvest, weight, etc.....
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:02 PM   #4
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Holy cow, batman.......now that's big ...
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:04 PM   #5
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I didn't know they got that big.
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:07 PM   #6
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That's huge, but I'm not sure I believe it's real!
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:08 PM   #7
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WOW. That is big.
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:08 PM   #8
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skeptical
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:11 PM   #9
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:13 PM   #10
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I believe it, I saw a couple in 2004 in Canada, they are HUGE animals, way bigger than you would expect.

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Old 06-21-2009, 04:16 PM   #11
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I believe it, I saw a couple in 2004 in Canada, they are HUGE animals, way bigger than you would expect.

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Exactly! The ones i have seen over the years have been WAY bigger than what you could imagine!
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:17 PM   #12
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You're all hooked in the corner of your mouth like a fish - it's so fake it's scary.
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:18 PM   #13
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Ok I'll be the first to say photoshoped. But if it is real that is really big.
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:26 PM   #14
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Wolves are big animals but this one looks a little "shopped" to me. I would like to try the Foxpro on wolves some time in my life.
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:37 PM   #15
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you're all hooked in the corner of your mouth like a fish - it's so fake it's scary.
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:42 PM   #16
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It is actually a real tiny man......
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:45 PM   #17
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I gotta call BS on that pic
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:50 PM   #18
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Man, that's a big wolf
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:54 PM   #19
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I think it may be ENHANCED
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:55 PM   #20
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im a on the skeptical side but i guess it could be possible
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:58 PM   #21
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Guessing the mans weight at 230# the wolf would have to be 280#. Do they get that big?
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:05 PM   #22
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Not sure if it's real or not, but wolves get a lot bigger than most people think. Cool pic either way.
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:15 PM   #23
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Physical Characteristics
Gray wolves are large predators that were once common throughout the western United States. Many people imagine the gray color phase when they think of wolves, but gray wolves may range in color from black to nearly white. About half of the wolves in the northern Rockies are black. Most wolves stand about 26" to 32" tall at the shoulders and are from 4.5 to 6.5 long from nose to tail tip, with the tail comprising 13"-20" of the length (Mech 1970). Males average 90-110 lbs and females average 80-90 lbs (USFWS 1994).

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Old 06-21-2009, 05:28 PM   #24
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That thing is huge
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:31 PM   #25
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:32 PM   #26
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:41 PM   #27
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We had 263lb wolf that was brought in to a taxidermy shop I used to work at!! His paws were the size of my hand! Here is a track of a wolf we found in CANADA!!!
[IMG][/IMG]
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:18 PM   #28
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Not only are they big but they eat alot. They have devastated our moose population in northwestern Wyoming and made a significant decrease in the number of elk there too.
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:32 PM   #29
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:38 PM   #30
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I'm on the fence cause like Mag I have seen tracks of those gys in montana and canada that were as bg as the palm of my hand. This one looks like its been worked a lil. I say wolfmastf.
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:49 PM   #31
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From good ol Wiki

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Gray wolf weight and size can vary greatly worldwide, tending to increase proportionally with latitude as predicted by Bergmann's Rule. In general, height varies from 0.6 to .95 meters and (26–38 inches) at the shoulder. Wolf weight varies geographically; on average, European wolves may weigh 85 lbs, North American wolves 80 lbs, and Indian and Arabian wolves 55 lbs.[6] Though rarely encountered, extreme specimens of more than 77 kg (170 lb.) have been recorded in Alaska, Canada[7], and the former Soviet Union.[8] The heaviest recorded gray wolf in the New World was killed on 70 Mile River in east-central Alaska on July 12, 1939 and weighed 79 kg (175 lb.)[6], while the heaviest recorded wolf in the Old World was killed after World War II in the Kobelyakski Area of the Poltavskij Region in the Ukrainian SSR, and weighed 86 kg (189 lb.).[9] Grey wolves are sexually dimorphic, with females in any given wolf population typically weighing 20% less than males.[10] Females also have narrower muzzles and foreheads; slightly shorter, smoother furred legs; and less massive shoulders.[6] Gray wolves can measure anywhere from 1.3 to 2 meters (4.5–6.5 feet) from nose to the tip of the tail, which itself accounts for approximately one quarter of overall body length.[11]

In Texas however they get bigger than the Black Panther
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:44 PM   #32
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:13 PM   #33
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1.
Is that maglite holding that wolf?

2.
why do Canadian wolf tracks look so much like an American $5 bill?
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:15 PM   #34
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Is that maglite holding that wolf?

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why do Canadian wolf tracks look so much like an American $5 bill?
1.= NO

2.= BIG TRACK HUH!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:36 PM   #35
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No way that is real.
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:49 PM   #36
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Wow! Look at the feet on it!
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:52 PM   #37
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Maybe he's 4' tall..........looks shopped. No doubt wolves get huge, but it just looks fake.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:00 PM   #38
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Unreal
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:06 PM   #39
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the tail area looks photoshopped...

I know I saw a couple stuffed wolves in the hall fo horns in san antonio... WAY bigger than I thought they got... very long legs, which makes them a lot taller than you would think they are.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:07 PM   #40
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Picture looks doctored but if not thats a huge wolf!
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:15 PM   #41
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I'm with ya, WyoHunter. Dang things have taken over the mountains and eating everything in sight. Animal leftists won't let anybody do anything about 'em. Lot of SSS going on up there but they can't keep up because the dogs are so smart. Ironic, isn't it, protecting an animal that's killing off the cash crop of the mountain states. Some things just don't make sense.

Photo's a crock, BTW.

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Old 06-21-2009, 10:00 PM   #42
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We had 263lb wolf that was brought in to a taxidermy shop I used to work at!! His paws were the size of my hand! Here is a track of a wolf we found in CANADA!!!
[IMG][/IMG]
dude english mastiffs don't get that big...no offense but I gotta call bs on a 263 # wolf
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:04 PM   #43
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dude english mastiffs don't get that big...no offense but I gotta call bs on a 263 # wolf
CALL IT THEN!!! I WAS THERE and that was the weight before skinning!( that was what was on the paperwork) It was at TRUELIFE TAXIDERMY in Granbury Texas Roy Holdridge owner! Im telling you I was there!! We also arent talking about an english mastiff!! We are talking about an ALASKAN WOLF!!!!!! BTW That pic was taken on our bear hunting trip last month and YES IT THAT BIG!!!!!!!! ITS NOT PHOTOSHOPPED!!!!!!

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Old 06-21-2009, 10:13 PM   #44
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Exactly, an alaskan wolf doesn't weight anyehere near the weight a mastiff does. Not calling you a liar, I just figure there has to be something wrong with the data
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:14 PM   #45
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:30 PM   #46
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We had 263lb wolf that was brought in to a taxidermy shop I used to work at!! His paws were the size of my hand! Here is a track of a wolf we found in CANADA!!!
[IMG][/IMG]

Yea he must have been gutted then stuffed with concrete then sewed back up. No 250+ pound wolves...
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:56 PM   #47
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I think the $5.00 bill is fake and photoshopped.
Sheeesh, that's a big wolf and leave it at that. Thanks for the pic.
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:07 PM   #48
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Looks pretty real to me!

I don't think Tim has any reason to make something like that up. I do believe that you've seen a 263# wolf. Us southerners seem to think that wolves are coyote sized animals ... they're WAY bigger than that.
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:10 PM   #49
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way bigger and 263lbs bigger are too different things. I don't think he made anything up, I think someone got the weight wrong thats all.
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:12 PM   #50
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I know they can get big as I killed one in Northwestern Alberta on the BC and northern territory border. They are giant and with the abundance of food, it wouldn't suprise me.
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