Wolve's are pretty slick critter's. Had a she wolf and 5 pup's behind the house here, just a few year's back (seem's the Fed's had a radio color on the mom). I never saw them, I could walk the wood's and smell where they'd been, but never saw em'. Had a farmer working the field back there a few day's ago, he saw a big tan colored male 2 day's in a row. I've only seen 2 coyote's, but hear them clearly when they are in the area and light up after dark. Pretty amazing the way they and bear are alike, they leave positive "sign", but are seldom seen. Frank
I HAVE HUNTED NEWFOUNDLAND MANY TIMES, KILLED ALLOT OF YOTES, THEY ARE EVERYWHERE, SO MUCH IN
FACT THEY ARE WIPING OUT THE WOODLAND CARIBOU. I HAVE FRIENDS THAT ARE OUTFITTERS AND HAVE BEEN THERE ALL OF THEIR LIVES AND NEVER SAW ANY WOLVES OR ANY SIGN OF ONE. THE PICTURE HERE SHOWS A LARGE DOG FOR SURE, HERE IN NY, THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW DOGS IN THE 70LB. RANGE KILLED MANY TIMES SO IT SURE CAN HAPPEN IN NEWFOUNDLAND THE COLOR OF THIS DOG SEEMS TO REFLECT THAT OF OUR HUSKY FOR SURE, BUT IT ALSO CAN BE THE COLOR OF A WOLF, LOOK AT SOME PICS OF THE PACKS IN YELLOWSTONE, AND YOU WILL SEE THAT COLOR. THERE HASN'T BEEN ANY SIGN OF A WOLF ON THAT ISLAND FOR 80 YEARS AND THAN SOME, SO WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE ALL OF THIS, THE ONE THING THAT I SEE AS A DEAD GIVE AWAY IS THE LONG LEGS AND THE SIZE OF THE FEET, THAT PICTURE TO ME IS WITHOUT A DOUBT A WOLF, IF IT WAS REALLY KILLED IN NEWFOUNDLAND WE WILL HAVE TO FIGURE THAT OUT THROUGH DNA, TESTING. IF, THAT WOLF WAS KILLED ON THAT ISLAND THEN THE FUTURE OF HUNTING THERE IS IN REAL TROUBLE FOR SURE...
Last edited by NY Bearhunter; 04-06-2012 at 06:55 PM.
I was driving through a town in upper state NY (whitting) about four years ago with my kids on the way to a hockey tourney. I am positive I saw a mountain lion not only cross the road in front of us but stop on the side of the road long enough for me to get a good look at it as I passed it before it leaped into the edge of the woods. I woke everyone up yelling "its a mountain lion" ! I stopped the car ran into the woods and it was no where to be found. I called my hunting buddies to tell them of what I saw and they all thought it must have been something else. I got to the the hockey event and no one there seemed like it could have been a mountain lion. I asked the locals if anyone had ever seen a mountain lion in in these parts which generated a chuckle. I was positive I had seen one.
On the way home a few days later I was still thinking about this mountain lion. My friend Jim called me and asked me if I had seen anymore mountain lions laughing while he was asking. It was still bugging me so I went to the closest taxidermy shop in that area and walked through the door. My kids are now thinking I am nuts. As I am waiting for the man behind the counter to get off the phone, I pick up the shops brochure and much to my supprise on the cover is a picture of a mountain lion.
I start off by saying you might not believe me but......I am positive that a few days ago not far from here I saw a mountain lion cross the road. He takes the brochure from my hand and points to the mountain lion and askes if this is what I saw with a big smile on on his face. " Has anyone ever seen a mountain lion around here "? He told me that I was the second person in two weeks to ask the same question. The other was a NY state trooper who was wondering the same thing. The shop owner told me that the state had released four mountain lions in this remote area to cull the deer population. I left the store feeling vindicated and brought a brochure to my friend Jim.
Reason for this story? Do you think this being an island some entity may have thought it was a good idea to let a few wolves loose for what ever reason?
Last edited by LadyB; 04-09-2012 at 04:59 PM.
I can follow up on your story, same result's, different actor's. What I am told, our local problem with coyote's actually started with fox hunter's. Supposedly several were brought here to suppliment the fox population for hunting. One other case in point of someone's "good idea" is feral hog's. Guy's seem to think having a few hog's around is a good idea. Well hog's populate like rabbit's, once they get started on apiece of land good luck getting them off. They have some really damaging habit's, just being hog's. I can see very easily where you're coming from. Frank
YOTES WERE BROUGHT INTO NEWFOUNDLAND ON A RESEARCH STUDY THAT DID INDEED END WITH TWO MATING PAIRS LET LOOSE INTO THE WILD, THOSE DOGS STARTED WHATS ALMOST THE END OF THE WOODLAND CARIBOU, REASON BEING THEY HAVE NO ONE HUNTING THEM AT ALL, MAY THAT BE MAN OR BEAST, SO THEY HAVE TAKEN OVER THE ISLAND.
THAT CAT THAT WAS MENTIONED DID IN FACT ROAM THROUGH NY, AND VT ALONG WITH MASS, AND CONN, FOR SOME YEARS BEFORE IT WAS KILLED BY A CAR IN CONN, IT WAS PROVEN TO BE A WILD CAT FROM THE DAKOTA'S AND ITS APPEARENCE WAS COVERED UP EVERYWHERE IT WENT TILL IT WAS KILLED, AND EVEN THEN THE TRUTH WAS HELD BACK TO THE VERY END, NY, DEC FINALLY CAME CLEAN WITH THE TRUE STORY AND THE BOTTOM LINE IS THEY KNEW THE ENTIRE TIME THAT CAT WAS HERE IN NY, JUST MAYBE IT WAS THE ONE LADY B, SAW...
Last edited by NY Bearhunter; 04-06-2012 at 06:56 PM.
Again no expert here, BUT to cover that many mile's (and sighting's) there was/is more than one cat. You remember "our" conversation about cat's don't you? As a hunter, we both know there are just a handful of animal's that are really good at avoiding detection. A few anumal's with alot of land ='s few sighting's. Frank
so if it does turn out to a wolf...was it planted there?