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What should you do if you are camping alone, unarmed and you come across a pack of grey wolves?

from TimDavey10 on 04.20.12

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from Tioughnioga 8/27/2013 at 08:30am

One thing I wouldn't do is put broken bottles between my fingers, get down on all fours, and start snarling. Then again, I'm not a Jedi.

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from spudheadarcher 9/25/2012 at 07:59am

Just google man eaten by wolf and you will know that Papa Smurfs comments about no man ever attacked/eaten by wolf is incorrect. If you look on wikipedia there is a list of over a thousand people who have been killed.

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from spudheadarcher 9/25/2012 at 07:50am

I gotta laugh and the naivety of Papa Smurf. The WILD wolves weren't raised by people and they don't run from people. I have had them follow me through the woods. If they wanted to eat me they would have tried something. I have seen them come running to an elk bugle and not run when they saw it wasn't a human. The wolves here in Idaho are as big as an average man or bigger and are such supreme athletes and predators that they have killed off our native wolf(yes, our current subspecies is a foreign one) and even taken down bears, cats and every other animal they cross. They are the only animal that kills for fun. I have seen it. If you enter the woods without a firearm, in wolf country, you are asking for trouble.

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from DaBears 9/4/2012 at 12:42pm

I would find a tree with some low branches and climb it like a spider monkey and go at least 10 high to wait until they leave. Hungery wolves will eat us regardless of what hippies want to think. It's just not very often people are really close to a hungry pack of wolves, thank God. The old timers knew they were dangerous and knew that they sometimes kill for pleasure, so they wiped them out of most of North America. They are faster than you, so running will only show them you are afraid and trigger their predatory instincts. They hunt in packs where it's not the one you see that gets you, it's the 2 circling your right and left flanks that do. While I was up in the tree I would find another branch,break it off, and make a 3-4' speer with my knife or hatchet just in case I needed it later. I climb the tree even if I have a gun so they can't sneak up behind me, and so I can pick them off one by one if they circle or try to climb my tree.

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from storyma 8/9/2012 at 07:00pm

Hope they don't decide to eat you. If you survive, don't make the same mistake again. Carry a firearm when in the woods.

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from PapaSmurf 7/12/2012 at 06:01pm

I wouldn't worry. I raised grey wolves for the local zoo for years and they are extremely timid and run from humans. I don't recall of there ever being a human attack by a pack of wolves. There are a large number of federal and state wilderness areas open for camping and extended backpacking trips where guns are not allowed. Learn how to avoid all large wild animals. Everything from where and how to store food to avoidance when on the trail. Knowledge is a powerful weapon.

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from TheMaster 5/28/2012 at 02:49pm

why would you be unarmed? a unarmed man is a victim by man or beast. survival only favors the prepared

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from TheMaster 5/28/2012 at 02:49pm

why would you be unarmed? a unarmed man is a victim by man or beast. survival only favors the prepared

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from storyma 8/9/2012 at 07:00pm

Hope they don't decide to eat you. If you survive, don't make the same mistake again. Carry a firearm when in the woods.

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from spudheadarcher 9/25/2012 at 07:50am

I gotta laugh and the naivety of Papa Smurf. The WILD wolves weren't raised by people and they don't run from people. I have had them follow me through the woods. If they wanted to eat me they would have tried something. I have seen them come running to an elk bugle and not run when they saw it wasn't a human. The wolves here in Idaho are as big as an average man or bigger and are such supreme athletes and predators that they have killed off our native wolf(yes, our current subspecies is a foreign one) and even taken down bears, cats and every other animal they cross. They are the only animal that kills for fun. I have seen it. If you enter the woods without a firearm, in wolf country, you are asking for trouble.

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from DaBears 9/4/2012 at 12:42pm

I would find a tree with some low branches and climb it like a spider monkey and go at least 10 high to wait until they leave. Hungery wolves will eat us regardless of what hippies want to think. It's just not very often people are really close to a hungry pack of wolves, thank God. The old timers knew they were dangerous and knew that they sometimes kill for pleasure, so they wiped them out of most of North America. They are faster than you, so running will only show them you are afraid and trigger their predatory instincts. They hunt in packs where it's not the one you see that gets you, it's the 2 circling your right and left flanks that do. While I was up in the tree I would find another branch,break it off, and make a 3-4' speer with my knife or hatchet just in case I needed it later. I climb the tree even if I have a gun so they can't sneak up behind me, and so I can pick them off one by one if they circle or try to climb my tree.

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from spudheadarcher 9/25/2012 at 07:59am

Just google man eaten by wolf and you will know that Papa Smurfs comments about no man ever attacked/eaten by wolf is incorrect. If you look on wikipedia there is a list of over a thousand people who have been killed.

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from Tioughnioga 8/27/2013 at 08:30am

One thing I wouldn't do is put broken bottles between my fingers, get down on all fours, and start snarling. Then again, I'm not a Jedi.

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from PapaSmurf 7/12/2012 at 06:01pm

I wouldn't worry. I raised grey wolves for the local zoo for years and they are extremely timid and run from humans. I don't recall of there ever being a human attack by a pack of wolves. There are a large number of federal and state wilderness areas open for camping and extended backpacking trips where guns are not allowed. Learn how to avoid all large wild animals. Everything from where and how to store food to avoidance when on the trail. Knowledge is a powerful weapon.

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