Canadian Wolf Attack

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  1. rbinhood

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    An American family vacationing in Canada was attacked in their tent by a wolf:https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/worl...from-savage-wolf-attack/ar-AAFNbOa?li=BBnbfcL
    The wolf was eventually killed and veterinary testing revealed it was probably declining due to age, in the process, starving. While this is a very rare event, the description of what went on here is truly frightening.
    We've had three bear dogs killed by wolves here locally in the last month, all within a half mile or so of each other. I'm very concerned about going in the woods this Fall with my bird dog.
     
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    I'd keep em close? I don't know....but I'd want em really close where I could maintain eye contact with pups??....
     
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    I always carry a handgun, in the woods. ( in my case, a .357)
    When I first moved here, I worked for a local quarry, as a crusher operator. Every morning, there were 7 wolves, that would sit on the rim, of the quarry, and watch me start up the equipment. The must've had a den, nearby.
    Eventually, they'd lose interest, and go about their buisness.
    And, every morning, I made darn sure there were 7 of them sitting up there, before I came down off a piece of equipment.
     
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    That's sad.. What kind of bear dogs do you have?
     
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    I don't have bear dogs. I have a bird dog who means a great deal to me. I would not handle it well if he was attacked or killed by a wolf.
     
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    Ah I see, I misread your post.
     
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    Certainly pleased no one was more seriously harmed,,, still, I’d be more afraid of most anything else in the north woods before I’d fear wolves...

    I’ve them to be extremely curious and yet, even in numbers, very shy.
     
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    Horrible for the family, but wolf attacks are still incredibly rare.

    Having spent thousands of nights camping in thick wold country, I am not the least bit nervous to call them neighbors.
     
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    I do not camp anywhere without a firearm.....as a matter of fact, I don't go anywhere without a firearm except the courthouse (and then I leave it in the truck). We are responsible for our own well being and safety, as well as that of our family. You just never know when a situation like this will happen, so I think doing what you can to be prepared is just the smart thing to do. Keeping a axe or machete handy would also be a thought in the wilderness.
     
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    You know, ever since I started wearing a yellow bandanna and had a dog with me my wolf problem has totally disappeared.
     
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    And he’s been keeping the bears away
     
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