For the little ones who won’t grow up, who won’t see another sunrise or romp in the next snowfall, or play with their pack-mates or the hundred things young wolves experience.
I wish with all my heart I wasn’t typing this and you didn’t die violent, painful deaths. I wish I could have saved you.
Pups Killed 24
Sub-adults Killed 8
Total 32 Killed
PanhandleBGMR #33. A male pup shot on Sept 30 in Unit 6 in Rochet Creek. No color listed.===
LoloBGMR #57. A female grey pup shot on Oct 12 in Unit 10 at Meadow Point, on a guided hunt. There were 5 wolves with the pup.BGMR #91 – Grey female pup killed on Oct 26 in Unit 10, at Kelly Ck/Cayuse Ck Jct.===
Dworshak-Elk CityBGMR #3 & 4 – Two female pups shot on Sept 3 in Unit 14 on Dairy Mountain. No color listed.===
Middle ForkBGMR #9 – Black male pup shot on Sept 3 in Unit 27, Diamond D Ranch.BGMR #39 & 40 – Two grey sub-adult pups, a male and female, shot on Oct 6 in Unit 27, Pistol Creek Ranch Ck to Garden Ck.BGMR #107 – Grey female pup shot on Nov 5 in Unit 20A, Porphrey Creek. Six months old. She was with 3 other wolves.BGMR 108 – November 5, Grey, male subadult wolf killed in Wimstick Creek, Unit 20A, Middle Fork Zone. “Unsure of age, either young of year or 1.5 years”.
BGMR 115 – November 4, grey male pup, killed on Rush Creek Ridge, Unit 26, Middle Fork Zone. Six months old. Shot with a rifle. Days hunted: 4
BGMR 116 – November 4, grey male pup, killed on Rush Creek Ridge, Unit 26, Middle Fork Zone. Six months old. Shot with a rifle. Days hunted: 4===
SalmonBGMR #69 – Black female pup shot on Oct 18 in Unit 28, in China Basin/Iron Creek. 3 other wolves were howling.BGMR #83 – Black female pup shot on Oct 27 at Corn Creek, with 5 other wolves.===
McCall-WeiserBGMR’s #7 & #8 – Two female greys, one a pup, one a sub-adult, shot in the SFK Salmon River drainage by the same hunter, on August 31, Unit 25. Saw 8 total wolves.BGMR #44 – Grey female pup shot on Oct 10 in Star Creek near Pollock Mtn Lookout, Unit 23. “1 wolf heard howling & other wolf sign seen. Porcupine quills in face.”BGMR #66 – Grey male “pup of the year”, shot on Oct 18 at Cloochman Saddle, Unit 23.BGMR #100 – Male wolf pup shot on Nov 1 in Stoller Meadows, Warm Lake area. One larger and smaller wolf with pup.
SawtoothBGMR #2 – Grey male sub-adult shot on Sept 4 in Scriver Creek, Unit 33.BGMR #34 – Grey female pup, killed Oct 2, Hawley Mt Lookout.BGMR #102, #103 – Two grey pups, one male, one female, killed on Nov 2, Unit 39, top of Black Warrior.===
Southern MountainsBGMR #17 – Grey male pup, killed on Sept 17 by a bow hunter in Unit 29, Trail Creek (Lemhi Mts/River)BGMR #58 & #59 – Two grey male pups shot on Oct 12 in Edna Creek, Unit 43 (SFK Boise River). “Observed large group of wolves while deer hunting. Partner shot one, then called this one in by howling.”BGMR #71 & 72 – Two wolves killed, a grey adult male and black sub-adult male. Shot in Antelope Creek, Unit 50, Pioneer Mountains. Pack size 5 black, 1 grey.BGMR #109 – Grey sub-adult female shot on Nov 5 on Boulder Creek, Boulder Mts, Unit 48 near Ketchum Idaho.
Photos: Top wolf pic: Courtesy orionbula deviant art
Middle wolf pic: Courtesy A.S.
Bottom wolf pic: Courtesy goukabout.com
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Tags: Idaho wolf hunt, puppies killed, sub-adults killed