If you want to hunt wolves. Go hunt wolves. Same with cats. That's an accomplishment. Just running into one while hunting for a deer says nothing about your hunting skills. Hanging it on the wall would be a farce.
Thanks for all that fatherly advice MtMuley.I am still amused that you feel everyone should follow your example of "why wouldn't you kill one".I will refrain from commenting on that line of thinking.Montana wouldn't be what it is without grizz,lions,wolves etc.They belong here.In the case of wolves, measures to manage them in the West are in place, so get after it son,quit dicking around and put a dent in the population.You have my permission.Maybe fool is a strong word. If you don't want to kill a wolf Hem, don't. Those of us that don't have a problem with it will keep them in check for you. They are damn hard to come by, and if you have the proper tag and have the opportunity, why wouldn't you kill one? Pet one instead maybe? mtmuley
And therein lies the problem. This is a discussion about the ability to use Idaho Non-resident deer tags to kill a lion, bear or wolf and has nothing to do with Colorado.Nobody asked would we kill a wolf? Of course i'd kill a wolf if we had them here, but we do have tons of coyotes, and we don't lose our deer tag when we kill them.
All my answers apply to where I hunt. Colorado. As I already said. Deer tags are hard to get here, and if i'm hunting for a deer to put meat in the freezer. I'm not giving it up to kill a predator. When I hunt for predators I get a tag for them, and go hunt for them.
You can disagree with me, it doesn't matter to me. I have my own standards. If i'm hunting for deer, and just happen to see a cat by accident with no effort on my part, except to shoot it. I've accomplished nothing but kill it. I didn't hunt for it. If you don't think there's a difference. Get a cat tag, and with no dogs see if you can kill one.
Not really. We have plenty of cats, and a few wolves in Colorado. It doesn't change my answer, and I explained why. Even if we could buy OTC deer tags. My answer is the same. I don't kill just to kill.Bingo! We have a winner.
This plays in nicely to my new hunting theory... "I know nothing, I have no skills and I'm outta shape" having been made an ass of so many times by animals I feel it's time to admit it. Beats the Cocky Magee attitude that seems to dominate much of the online hunting community.If you want to hunt wolves. Go hunt wolves. Same with cats. That's an accomplishment. Just running into one while hunting for a deer says nothing about your hunting skills. Hanging it on the wall would be a farce.