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Old 08-14-2019, 08:33 AM   #1
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Default Wolf attacks campers in Banff

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Old 08-14-2019, 08:45 AM   #2
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Not my kind of wakeup call. It would have been nice to have had a firearm handy, but Canadians don't believe that we have a right to defend ourselves.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:53 AM   #3
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That would suck, they are huge critters. Hopefully he does not contract rabies.

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Old 08-14-2019, 08:59 AM   #4
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wow thats insane!
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:00 AM   #5
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:08 AM   #6
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Not my kind of wakeup call. It would have been nice to have had a firearm handy, but Canadians don't believe that we have a right to defend ourselves.
We cant have firearms in our parks either......the folks at Yellowstone dont play!!!

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Old 08-14-2019, 09:10 AM   #7
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We cant have firearms in our parks either......the folks at Yellowstone dont play!!!

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Yes, you can. Congress passed a law that carry is permitted. Firing a weapon is still illegal in some parks, but I'll take the penalty over a wolf attack.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:20 AM   #8
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Yes, you can. Congress passed a law that carry is permitted. Firing a weapon is still illegal in some parks, but I'll take the penalty over a wolf attack.
I must have missed that ruling? Should have had mine in Jackson Hole last year, alot of strange granola crunchers were there. Wolf attack is about 1 in a gazillion, but I hear ya!

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Old 08-14-2019, 09:29 AM   #9
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Well that is insane. Glad everyone is ok. But wow what a story.
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:51 AM   #10
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Yikes! We were just in Banff and Jasper a couple weeks ago. We weren't camping, but we did a ton of hiking. I kept an eye out for wolves and grizzly. Didn't see either of those, but we saw black bear and just about every other critter that roams up there. Awesome place. Wresting a wolf would SUCK.
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:01 AM   #11
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Yes, you can. Congress passed a law that carry is permitted. Firing a weapon is still illegal in some parks, but I'll take the penalty over a wolf attack.
Yep, second time we went there, we were legal
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:40 AM   #12
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No gun so a large knife would have helped unless the Canadians have outlawed them as well.
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:57 AM   #13
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wow, can't believe he had no way to protect his family. glad everyone came out okay. Fee, what a hero.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:39 PM   #14
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I heard that you can have a shotgun. Anyone knows if that is correct?
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:28 PM   #15
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Heck an experience they wont soon forget.


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Old 08-14-2019, 08:31 PM   #16
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That’s gotta suck
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:10 PM   #17
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Very scary situation!!


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Old 08-14-2019, 09:23 PM   #18
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typical government spin on the report after the event
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:23 PM   #19
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Wow! What a story.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:38 PM   #20
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We cant have firearms in our parks either......the folks at Yellowstone dont play!!!

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Actually, yes you can. I open carried in Glacier and concealed in Yellowstone last summer. We were hiking 8 miles into Grizzly territory and i wasn't gambling on the bear bells and bear spray we had as well. I saw several others open carry as well. Each park clearly stated you were allowed, but should you discharge, be ready for a legal battle.

This might get the straw brittle with those claiming wolves don't pose a threat to people....
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:42 PM   #21
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Sad Story. Dont sound like Canada is where Id want to live.
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:17 PM   #22
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You are allowed to carry a loaded firearm in a national park.
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:31 PM   #23
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You are allowed to carry a loaded firearm in a national park.
Just not in any of the park buildings.


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Old 08-14-2019, 10:35 PM   #24
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Dang! I was just there last week. No wolves but I did see a blonde coyote.
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:59 PM   #25
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wow, can't believe he had no way to protect his family. glad everyone came out okay. Fee, what a hero.
He did protect his family. He fought the animal off with his arms long enough to get help.

It may have not been the protection you or I would have wanted, but he protected his family long enough. They are safe.
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:49 AM   #26
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Good job repelling the attack. And real bravery by the neighboring camper.

Kind of typical comparison by the Wolf Center of injury odds being greater from dogs, lightning or bees than from a wolf.
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:55 AM   #27
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Good job by the dad and the neighbor fighting it off to protect his family! But did anyone else get a laugh out of "they hid in the mini van for safety"?
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