WAKE UP TO WOLVES..
by ALLAN "BOW" BEAUCHAMP
Snarling Gray Wolf - Photo by Twildlife
One cool fall morning I headed into the bush to hunt moose..
Instead of finding a moose my day unfolded with myself... surrounded by 14 wolves.
After shooting 7 of them,,, my day ended..
The wolves had certainly been in the hunt mode.
I had watched one large black wolf shadow me from a large rock to over see the events.
The wolf pack then, broke into teams of 2 and were making large circles around me. (i know this technique as they use it on moose).
Initially, there were 2 large wolves to my front dancing around distracting myself while, the rest of the pack had taken up different strategic locations.
Each time I had shot 2 wolf groups I would change my location, and to see the reactions of the next pair coming in.
All the while they kept looking for me,, this indicated to myself, this was not over yet..
Once the 7th wolf was taken from this pack , the pack finally, withdrew.
And i made my way from the bush,, cautiously..
I am no stranger to the bush,, i have spent my life there,,,
moose hunting is some thing i enjoy as much as the bush itself..
Having spent over 25 years teaching bush skills and, i have shot over 20 moose..
It does not come with any pleasure to draft this story of the wolves..
Its really a terrible shame.
However, while in the bush, for any reason , but especially, with a fine moose hanging ..
Prudence would suggest ALWAYS USE CATION WHILE IN THE BUSH.. you never know what the days events will unfold like..
Moose hunting at its finest....
ALLAN "BOW" BEAUCHAMP.