View Full Version : RE: Calling wolves vs Calling yotes
01-30-2007, 05:56 PM
I will be around slave lake over the Family Day weekend. Was planning on calling a bunch o yotes, but I've heard there are a fair number of wolves around as well.
Anyone ever tried calling in a wolf. Is so any info would be appreciated. I have tonnes of land to hunt with all sorts of good doggie hidy holes.
I am sure I'll knock a few yotes off, but I've never tried for the big bad wolf.
01-30-2007, 07:02 PM
Wolves respond best to howls from what I've seen, although I'm sure they like the predator calls as well....
01-30-2007, 07:10 PM
I can do both.....howls a little better than my predator calls, but getting better all the time.
I will try both.
Thank ya Thank ya
01-30-2007, 08:26 PM
ive called in a wolf in Feb 2002, came in about 1/2-3/4 hour.
i was on a log pile in the middle of a clear cut 300yds to nearest edge. it came in up a small draw to 40 yards before i seen it. panic ensued and fur, bullets and more panic flew.
called in a blacky in Jan 2006 for Ms varmitr, it quickly came in from 800 yards to about 350 and simply walked into the bush. It showed on the cutline before i was even finished calling the first squeal..
they dont appear to be as 'flighty' as a flatland coyote on opening day...but they dont stick around for a shot either. id really like to be able to spot and call once just to see what they do...
let us know how you did!!!
I have heard and read that coyote howling will work. I have also talked to guys in Alaska and they use distress calls. They say if you get them comming you could have a whole pack come in at once. They move fast as well and usually don't stop moving. The guy I talked to said he has about 13 in at once and ended up killing 5. He said they don't freak out like a coyote as much when the shooting starts either. He also said that if they have been called in before your chances of doing it again are next to nil.
01-31-2007, 12:11 AM
I would howl them in. The pack will think another dog in intruding on their territory and come in to check out what going on.
01-31-2007, 10:38 AM
The two I called in were part of a pack I saw chasing deer in a cutblock. They were close and deep in a hunting mentality. I used a fawn distress call (eastman deer talk) and two of them came running at me. I shot them both.
This was an unusual situation and perhaps the ultimate best situation to call in wolves.
I would think that wolves would come to a fawn distress call about any time they heard one. They may not always come to a rabbit distress call. A rabbit would not take many bites for a wolf to eat it down.
Robin in Rocky
01-31-2007, 12:17 PM
good point duffman,
a bunni is a entree.
if there was elk in the area, maybe a cow call or calfelk in distress (if thats possible).
Called mine in to 60yds with rabit distress call
01-31-2007, 03:53 PM
I had a very interesting article in one of the predator hunting magazines about this dude up in alaska who swears by the rabbit distress over the rest. His biggest two packs surrounding him were high teens on the one and 22 in the other. The rest of the article is amazing but anyhow, he took it pretty serious and had been at it quite awhile and he plays the rabbit blues.
I called only one in so far. No shot, 15 yrds directly behind me and i was sitting up against a decent size tree...did not know he was there until his front to paws broke the thick crust on the snow behind me. I set up to call across a bit of a valley, not thinking about behind me in the thick stuff. When i first started with a rodent coaxer to clear the immediate area i heard a good twig snap roughly in the direction the wolf came from...but i assumed i'd scared a deer or moose and it was leaving the area. Boy would i like that scenerio over again as i would have turned immediately in that direction and waited. The twig snap i guessed was no more than 200 yrds away....and mr. big broke the crust in the snow behind me about 10 minutes later. Ooops.
That was rodent distress...hardly a mouthful.
I figure if they got teeth...it won't matter...rabbits most popular for a reason...they are like the twinkies of nature....everybody loves em.;) :lol
03-07-2010, 10:08 AM
If a wolf is to come to a rabbit call or a rodent, they have to be close enough to make the trip over to you, worth it.
Otherwise they would come only out of curiousity and then they rarely offer a shot, they hang back and try and figure out the scenario. It is tough.
The bigger animal distress call is better................but, you can't beat a territorial howl ESPECIALLY in March during breeding season.
I've called enough to know.
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