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This week in Alaska:

Lone Wolf goes against a human and four dogs. Kills and eats one.

Mason the dog. Killed by wolf in AKHAINES — A Haines woman beat back a wolf with a ski pole but was unable to keep it from killing and devouring one of four dogs she was walking with during a midday ordeal near 40 Mile Haines Highway.
Hannah Bochart, 24, said she never felt threatened during the attack and said the wolf looked tired and desperate but determined. “She was making a wide circle, and she was able to move faster than us in the snow,” she said.
From her family home at 39 Mile, Bochart set out on snowshoes at around noon March 5 for her daily walk across the Klehini River. She usually takes two family dogs, Mason and Tuphor, but on this trip also was accompanied by her sister’s two smaller dogs, Okum and Little Bear.
While crossing the river, Bochart spotted a large, gray wolf with a black mask and black stripe down its back, about a half-mile downriver. The wolf spotted them, trotted toward them a distance in a snowmachine track and sat down in the snow. “I was going to give (the wolf) her space. I was thinking of protecting her (from the dogs), so I headed back (to the house).”
Alerted by a dog’s bark, she turned and found the wolf had approached to within about 20 feet, although she had been looking out for it, Bochart said. “As soon as we saw her, she laid down. She looked weak and wobbly and was panting a lot. I was thinking it was a wolf that was really hungry, or old, or had just had pups.”
Working the perimeter, the wolf was able to lunge and pin each of the dogs momentarily, before the other dogs and Bochart chased it off. Four times it pinned 16-year-old Mason, a husky-lab-rottweiler mix that was the largest of the four pets. Still, it was smaller than the wolf Bochart estimated at the shoulder would stand about as tall as her hip.
“She was physically pretty imposing, but she was totally silent. She didn’t snarl or make any noise,” Bochart said.Hannah Bochart Alaska
Bochart said during the scuffles she hit the wolf with her ski pole two or three times. “She looked really scared and desperate. She kept looking at me, but she never made a move for me, even when I was away from the dogs. This wasn’t a human killer or a rabid animal. It was obvious she was very scared.”
Also, the wolf’s fatigue was noticeable when it couldn’t keep up with Tuphor, a “fat little husky” that escaped after the wolf separated it from the others.
After about 20 minutes of skirmishes, the wolf pinned Little Bear, a bearded collie mutt.
“Mason exploded and attacked her. That was the first real dogfight. … The wolf got him by the throat and killed him in an instant. It was done in a second. Without ever looking at us, she began eating his body, with us standing right there,” Bochart said.
Bochart, who was yelling during the ordeal, trying to attract help, turned and got the other dogs home. When she returned to the attack site the next day, there was almost nothing left of Mason’s carcass, she said. “She’d eaten all of him. It leads me to think it’s been a hard winter and that she was starving.”
A wolf matching the description of the one that attacked her dogs was photographed the next day near the U.S. Customs Station, about two miles from the site of the attack. Bochart said she’s heard of no other sightings of the animal.
Bochart, who grew up at 39 Mile, said her family saw wolf packs across the river occasionally when she was a child “but since the neighborhood grew, we just don’t see them anymore.” There are stories of encounters between wolves and dogs allowed to run at night, but no recent ones there about wolves approaching people during the day, she said.
Bochart said the attack rattled the surviving dogs and made her more cautious about going outdoors with pets, but she’s not making any big changes, like carrying a gun on her hikes, as someone has suggested.
“I don’t want it to make me fearful. Ninety-nine percent of the time you can move through the wilderness and be safe if you’re respectful of large animals. It’s a one-in-a-million occurrence when you meet an animal that’s desperate and willing to take a chance.”
“I really wouldn’t want this to end with the wolf getting shot. I’d rather she just leave and live a full life somewhere else,” Bochart said.
Area wildlife biologist Ryan Scott described the incident as odd. “The fact that it was so brazen it would go up to people like that is the biggest head-scratcher. Generally speaking, wolves avoid people and only go after dogs when nobody is around.”
It’s possible that the wolf was an old one that was no longer with a pack and struggling to hunt, Scott said. A hungry, aging wolf in Skagway a few years ago made an attempt on a leashed dog, he said.
“The fact that it started eating the dog without paying attention to (Bochart) suggests that it was just so hungry that it abandoned its fear of people and other dogs and just went for it,” Scott said.



Wolf attacks dog Ahousat BC 2

Single bold Wolf strolls into a village and steals dog.

March 6th, 2014. A single wolf strolled into Ahousat BC and killed and carried off a dog from a group. This wolf showed no fear of dogs, humans or it’s surroundings.


Here’s a scary story from Hallowe’en night, 2011.

Saved by rescuers the next morning, he was down to only one bullet after a successful deer hunt, with at least three wolves stalking him. He’ll never make that mistake again.

 Hi all. This is my first post as this thread inspired me to join and share.
 My story of wolves took place Halloween night 2011. I was out for the final hours of the antlerless whitetail season. I had boated, then hiked into an area 80 kms north of Merritt. It was a “hike in” only area full of grassland and treeline. I took my Whitetail Doe approximately 20 mins before dark. I gutted it and started hauling it out in the dark, when dense, dense fog set in. I had ribboned off my path in but couldn’t see 10 feet in front of me. I left my gear (flashlight and extra ammo included, stupid I know. Lesson learned) near the shore as I had not planned to hike in further than 300 yds from the boat. I ended up 4 kms in, just following the extensive amount of deer sign. When I crossed a grassy meadow, about 350 yards wide, I ended up connecting with the wrong treeline. I decided to cover and dump my deer in order to find my way quicker. I fought my way through the bush and grass for 3 hours before settling in and lighting a fire. I sat at the base of an uprooted pine tree in the middle of a meadow, about 100 yards from the treeline.
 I was there for probably 2 hours before I heard what sounded like dogs snarling at each other in the bush. Around 20 minutes after that, I heard the earth shatteringly loud howl of a wolf behind me in the treeline (scariest, most beautiful sound Ive ever heard) then the response call a few miles away. I heard the snarling and snapping again. I stepped out into the dark to let my eyes focus away from the fire (the fog had now lifted). I saw some movement in the grass. After straining my eyes for a few minutes I made out 2 camouflaged K-9s about 50 yards out. They looked like they were pacing, trying to get closer. My first thought was that it was Yotes. As I watched a bit longer, a black one, clear as day, walked horizontally behind them from the right then disappeared to the left. They were wolves.  For 4 hours I played cat and mouse with them. They would come closer, I’d run out of the fire hollering with a burning stick they’d retreat about 20 yards then creep back. The black one was not seen again, probably behind me waiting to flank. I had only 1 round left in my rifle after the deer, so I was not going to waste it on 1 of them. These guys were pretty bold. The blood and fat from field dressing the deer that was on me and my knives were probably keeping them very interested.
 Anyway, I made it out of there when a search party found me in the early am, a helicopter was going to be dispatched but they were fogged in too. Not the proudest night of my life (embarrassing actually) but a learning experience for sure. Gave my wife a few grey hairs.
 Wolftracker Nakia.


Just found this one from 2009.

Empty winter playground   Ten year old boy killed by wolf in Russia. Not a good translation, but essentially three boys were playing near a small town in the Urals called Zazov-Kynistädet when a wolf came out if the woods and grabbed 10 year old Kolya. The other two ran to get some adults, but the boy was dead by the time they came back. Apparently it was a loner. No further details. Story from 2009. Verified by newspapers and Russian news channels.

Woman threatened by wolves near Merrit, BC, dog fatally wounded defending her. Official safety warning issued.

Wolf encounter safety report


Minnesota Teen Alive Following State’s First Modern-Day Wolf Attack

gray-wolf1-400x299 MinnesotaMinnesota resident Noah Graham, 16, is now being treated for a head wound and possible rabies infection after a violent encounter with a gray wolf on Saturday. According to WCCO, the teen became a victim of the first recorded wolf attack in Minnesota during a visit to Lake Winnibigoshush. Graham was staying at the West Winnie Campground with friends from his church, and was preparing to sleep when the wolf approached the camp in the early morning. The teen did not see the animal coming and only knew he was under attack when he felt the wolf biting his head.

Read the whole story on Outdoorhub

Update to that story is that the wolf was destroyed by State officials. It was apparently abnormal, did not have rabies, and was acclimated to scrounging off humans for food. Another avoidable attack. Don’t feed wild animals.


This roughly 75-pound wolf was trapped two days after it attacked a Minnesota camper.

This roughly 75-pound wolf was trapped two days after it attacked a Minnesota camper.

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have announced that DNA tests have confirmed a gray wolf trapped and killed on August 26 was the same one that attacked a teen at a local campground two days earlier.

“We were confident that the wolf involved in the attack was removed based on the description and location of the wolf captured following the incident,” Michelle Carstensen, a program supervisor with the DNR, said in a statement. “DNA results provide further assurance that the wolf we captured was the animal involved.”

The incident was the first reported wolf attack on a human in Minnesota history. The victim, 16-year-old Noah Graham, is now recovering after sustaining non-life-threatening injuries to the back of his head. Graham was camping at the West Winnie Campground near Lake Winnibigoshush with friends from church when the incident occurred. The group had bedded down and was preparing to sleep early in the morning of August 24 when the wolf approached. The animal was a young 75-pound male that the DNR estimated to be less than two years old. Male gray wolves usually reach sexual maturity at two years of age.

Read the full story HERE



Ft Nelson Wolf Attack


 Wolves try to attack children on a toboggan.

               Thwarted by family pet.




Wolf chases cyclist in the Yukon. Close call for cyclist.


SPOKANE, Wash. — Growing up in the Yukon, Melanie Klassen had seen numerous bicycle tourists pedalling the Alaska Highway, but never one with a canine companion running behind him.

“I thought it was odd until I saw the panicked look on the biker’s face — as though he was about to be eaten,” she said in a telephone interview.

“That wasn’t a dog; it was a wolf.”

The cyclist, William “Mac” Hollan, 35, of Sandpoint, Idaho, verified Klassen’s observation of Saturday’s incident: “At this point I realized I might not be going home, and I began to panic at the thought of how much it was going to hurt.”

Read the whole story HERE


And this is why it’s illegal to feed wild animals, especially dangerous ones:

Officers shoot, kill wolf that was stalking man, child and dog in Alberta park

First time conservation officers have had to put down a wolf in that area

By Justin Brisbane, For the Calgary Herald July 26, 2012
Officers shoot, kill wolf that was stalking man, child and dog in Alberta park

Kananaskis Country conservation officers shot and killed a young wolf, not the one pictured here, after it stalked a man, his child and puppy at the Mount Kidd campground in Alberta on Tuesday.

Kananaskis Country conservation officers shot and killed a young wolf after it stalked a man, his child and puppy at the Mount Kidd campground Tuesday.

It’s the first time in the history of Kananaskis Country that parks officials have had to kill a wolf.

According to Kananaskis senior parks ecologist Melanie Percy, the wolf was highly habituated and food-conditioned, and was likely fed along the roadside.

“It was an extremely unfortunate situation. The careless acts of a few individuals left us with a situation that was unmanageable and ultimately cost this wolf his life,” Percy said.

On Tuesday morning, the man, boy and puppy were walking through the Mount Kidd campground when they noticed the wolf following them.

After they sought refuge in a nearby washroom, the wolf waited outside the building for them before losing interest and moving on.

Shortly after, conservation officers showed up and shot the young wolf, estimated to be two or three years old. A necropsy was conducted on Wednesday.

“We’re 100 per cent sure it was the right wolf,” Percy said.

Stalking the young family was the final nail in the wolf’s coffin, although it exhibited alarming behaviour over the past week.

Conservation officers had received word of a wolf approaching vehicles, coming close enough to put its paws on cars. The behaviour suggests the wolf was fed from passing vehicles……….But last week, the wolf reportedly lunged at a motorcyclist, coming within two metres of the biker. More HERE


State seeks to trap or kill wolves blamed in teacher’s death

Published: March 11, 2010

The body of Candice Berner was discovered March 8, 2010, off a 7-mile gravel road leading to the Chignik Lake airstrip.

Photo courtesy Lake and Peninsula School District


CHIGNIK LAKE: Evidence points to attack by two or three animals, troopers say.


Alaska State Troopers on Thursday concluded a woman found dead in Chignik Lake early this week was most likely killed in a wolf attack, and state authorities were headed there to try to capture or kill the animals.

Candice Berner, 32, appeared to have been killed Monday evening during a run along a remote road outside the Alaska Peninsula community, according to troopers.

The state medical examiner concluded, following an autopsy Thursday morning, that the cause of death was “multiple injuries due to animal mauling.” Based on interviews with biologists and villagers in Chignik Lake, troopers concluded wolves were the animals most likely responsible, troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said in a statement………..

“Local residents report nightly sightings of wolves in the area,” Yuhas said. “It was determined that any wolves at or near the fatality site are to be considered an immediate threat to human safety. We are attempting to obtain biological samples of wolves in the area and to identify the offenders.”

UPDATE to this story paraphrased above:

DNA samples confirm wolves killed Southwest Alaska teacher


Bowhunting Woman in Idaho hunted by wolves. Wolves lost. The lady was packin’

“One of my Idaho Outfitter friends hunted a group of out-of-state elk archery hunters from the Great Lakes region last week and they called in a pack of 17 wolves by cow calling. None of the hunters had a sidearm or wolf tag and it was a very traumatic experience as the wolves surrounded the hunters! All hunters went home early very disturbed claiming these wolves are very different from the Great Lakes wolves as they claimed these Idaho wolves actually “Hunt” you and were not afraid!”

The account came with a plea to archery elk hunters to carry a sidearm for protection, where legal.

– See more at: http://www.skinnymoose.com/bbb/2011/09/28/idaho-woman-attacked-by-wolf/#sthash.znV7rlzO.dpuf


On of the more recent deaths by wolves, famous for the fact that it went to court. Full document in Word format below. Shared with the permission of the Author.

The Death of Kenton Carnegie. (Full Word doc click here)

And a brief video. One of many.

Carnegie video



Attacks on Humans


The truth is wolves are killing machines, they are the ultimate predator in North America.  They are not even surpassed by the grizzly bear. Do the research! You will find wolves are not conservationists, they are known to kill everything in the ecosystem starting with prey first, then other predators, then start killing each other because they are cannibals.

You want to discuss cattle not being killed in a humane way, in comparison to wolves there is none. Wolves are addictive “Sport Killers” this takes place during the winter in heavy snow, the deeper snow the more “Sport Killing” deer and elk carcasses literally slaughtered for miles on snow-covered logging roads, (two dead elk approximately 150 feet apart), only hind quarters ripped out not eating any of their prey, the carcass left to rot for scavengers, and in many cases the animals are left standing alive bleeding a torturous death in the snow for several days with only hindquarters torn out. It is a very slow and excruciating painful death. This happens routinely while teaching young pup wolves how to hunt……….

Wolves are known as man eaters throughout the world. See Peter Chapstick’s book titled ( Man Eaters).

Read more HERE



Wolf attacks woman in Manitoba

“I talked to the people. And they were fine. And I like to talk. It is my nature, and so I kept talking and as I turned back to my truck all of a sudden this wolf jumped me, and all I could feel was fur on my face and jaws around my neck. There was no growling. He was just suddenly there, wrapped around my neck. I couldn’t speak. I couldn’t yell. So I put my arms by my sides and relaxed.”



Montana Releases Latest Wolf Numbers,
RMEF Maintains Call for Proper Management








MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation maintained its call for the science-based management of wolves as Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) released its 2012 estimate of the state’s wolf population. FWP reports there are a minimum of 625 wolves in Montana, which amounts to a four percent drop since the last count in December 2011 and equates to a wolf population remaining well above the state’s management objective.

Click Photo or HERE to be taken to RMEF.org


IIdaho Bowhunter Shoots Wolf That was Stalking Him.


Most of the time, wolves stay away from hunters and wolf attacks in the U.S. are almost unheard of. But, as Idaho elk hunter Rick Pearce can tell you, this isn’t always the case.

Pearce was bowhunting for elk in the upper Squaw Creek when a pack of wolves responded to his cow calls and bugling. Pearce had a wolf tag, so he kept calling to see what they would do.

He told the story to the Challis Messenger: “Five wolves heard the dinner bell and came to within 70 yards of his position. The alpha female had two pups that started circling, one to the left and one to the right.’I knew they were flanking me and didn’t want it to go farther,’ Pearce said.

Then, a sixth wolf Pearce hadn’t seen before sneaked in behind him, coming within 40 yards. Pearce could hear the large animal, probably the alpha male of the pack, panting behind him.

‘It made the hair on the back of my neck stand up,’ Pearce said.

Pearce made a 70-yard shot with an arrow, which hit the wolf in the right front leg and passed through the rib cage. The wolf went down, then made its way into some timber. Pearce followed the blood trail. The wolf got up, growled and lunged at him. Pearce finished him off with his .22 caliber pistol.

As Pearce got his ATV to retrieve the carcass, the other wolves kept circling, staying within 60-70 yards.

‘I thought it was kind of strange they hung around,’ Pearce said. ‘People assume they will take off and run.’ These wolves, however, were pretty aggressive, he said.”

Courtesy of  Outdoor Life Online


Blast from the past from back in ’06 Jack Atcheson stalked by wolf in Montana…

Wolf Stalks Hunters! – A First-Hand Report

By Jack Atcheson, Jr.

On January 28, 2006, my hunting party was stalked by an adult wolf while we were elk hunting. Outfitter John Cargill and I were accompanying Bob Bushmaker, who had a late bull elk permit for area 362 in the Madison Valley of southwest Montana. It was the second day of Bob’s four-day bull elk hunt. Bob had scouted the area for some weeks before in search of a mature bull elk. We had ridden by horseback, south into the sourthfork of Indian Creek, where we came across the largely devoured carcass of a calf elk. Tracks indicated that the elk had been run into the creek bottom by a large pack of wolves. Wolf tracks were found in profusion throughout the creek bottom. It appeared that the kill was about three to four days old. At the same time, we spotted a large trophy bull elk on the mountainside, grazing. We waited for it to move to its bedding ground to determine if we could stalk it. It was very cold and windy, and the elk fed until 10:30 am.

Since we spotted the elk at about daylight, we decided to build a fire to stay warm. We tied off the animals and while waiting, we were suddenly surprised to see two of our animals bolt and run for several hundred yards. Knowing these animals, we found it unusual that these normally calm animals would react in this manner, particularly in this weather. We retied the animals closer to us and returned to the campfire. Smoke from the fire was blowing north. Bob Bushmaker suddenly blurted out, “There is a wolf!” I have seen wolves throughout North America and Asia over the last 35 years. Most of them were running long before I saw them. I spun around expecting to see this wolf behaving in the normal fashion, but was shocked to see the animal creeping forward, eyes intently focused on us. It had the look of a housecat sneaking up on a robin. It was obviously a full-grown wolf, and it did not have a collar. Its appearance was that of an animal in completely good health.

The wolf advanced in an aggressive manner to exactly 47 yards from the campfire and the three hunters when it finally stopped. John had grabbed a rifle and worked the bolt as the animal’s intentions were highly suspect at the moment. The sound of the bolt working stopped the wolf in his tracks, and his attitude changed considerably. He relaxed to the point he actually sat down and yawned. Bob snapped off a number of photos showing the animal advancing aggressively to the point when it tucked its tail between its legs and slinked away. It retreated about 100 yards and stood for a few more minutes behind a juniper tree before slowly working north away from us. At all times, the riding animals were in full sight, the hunters were in full sight and our fire was in full sight. Also, the wind was full into the wolf’s face.

The wolf was not approaching the carcass. The wolf was directly focused on us three hunters. It seems that this wolf may have been a part of a pack of 10 wolves that had been frequenting this region. I knew that aggressive wolf behavior was not uncommon in this area. In the last several years, two miles to the north, wolves had killed Todd Durham’s dog in front of his toddlers and steers only a few hundred yards from his house. Dave Henderson, ranch manager of the Carroll Ranch, two miles to the south, had lost his dog, a mule and recently a three-year-old colt was bit in the hock. Montana Fish and Game has a full-time observer in this area that we saw every day. The wolf did not attack us and left, but it changed our hunt. We had watched the bull elk that Bob wanted bed down on the mountain above us. Normally, all three of us would have climbed the mountain and tried to take the old bull. But now, John Cargill felt compelled to stay in the valley floor with the three riding animals in fear that, defenseless and tied to a tree, they would end up with the same fate as Todd Durham’s dog, and David Henderson’s dog, mule and three-year-old colt.

If you scoff at the behavior of this wolf, then the next time you walk into your neighbor’s yard and his 15-pound yapper decides to take a notch out of your leg, consider what will go through your mind if you see a 100-pound wolf as it boldly approaches you. – Jack Atcheson, Jr. of Jack Atcheson & Sons


A history of the hundreds of attacks and fatalities caused by wolves on humans throughout the ages.



A nasty disease passed on by Wolves and Coyotes. A Hydatid cyst being removed from a persons brain cavity.


From the Biggamehoundsmen.com:

Hydatid disease.

This disease is based on a tiny tape worm (Echinococcus granulosus) which lives in the gut of canids –wolves, domestic dogs, coyotes – in great multitudes. It produces tiny eggs which are passed out in large volume in the feces of infected canids. Normally these tiny eggs spread out on forage consumed by deer, elk, moose etc. Once ingested the eggs develop into big cysts in the lung, liver or brain of the infected herbivore. Each cyst contains huge numbers of tiny tape-worm heads. The disease kills the host outright or makes it susceptible to predation. When it’s lungs or liver are consumed by wolves, dogs or coyotes, cysts included, the tiny tapeworms are freed, attach themselves to the gut, and grow and produce eggs, closing the cycle. Humans pick up the disease from the fur of infected wolves, dogs or coyotes they handle, or from the feces they disturb. Wolf scat can be contaminated with millions upon millions of tiny tape worm eggs. These eggs, like fine dust, can become readily air born and landing on hands and mouth. The larvae move into major capillary beds – liver, lung, brain – where they develop into large cysts full of tiny tape worm heads. These cysts can kill infected persons unless they are removed surgically. It consequently behooves us (a) to insure that this disease does not become wide spread, and (b) that hunters and guided know that wolf scats and coyote scats should never be touched or kicked. Therefore, do not touch or kick wolf feces – on principle! Avoid it and do not disturb. (c) In areas with Echinococcus skinning of wolves and coyotes must be done with great care using gloves and masks!


In Alaska alone, over 300 cases of hydatid disease in humans had been reported since 1950 as a result of canids (dog family), primarily wolves, contaminating the landscape with billions of E. granulosus eggs in their feces (called “scat” by biologists). These invisible eggs are ingested by grazing animals, both wild and domestic, and occasionally by humans who release clouds of the eggs into the air by kicking the scat or picking it up to see what the wolf had been eating. As with many other parasites, the eggs are very hardy and reportedly exist in extremes of weather for long periods, virtually blanketing patches of habitat where some are swallowed or inhaled. As Dr. Valerius Geist explained in his Feb-Mar 2006 Outdoorsman article entitled Information for Outdoorsmen in Areas Where Wolves Have Become Common, “(once they are ingested by animals or humans) the larvae move into major capillary beds – liver, lung, brain – where they develop into large cysts full of tiny tapeworm heads.” He continued, “These cysts can kill infected persons unless they are diagnosed and removed surgically. It consequently behooves us (a) to insure that this disease does not become widespread, and (b) that hunters and other outdoorsmen know that wolf scats and coyote scats should never be touched or kicked.” Dr. Geist’s article also warned, “If we generate dense wolf populations it is inevitable that such lethal diseases as Hydatid disease become established.” Because wolves and other canines perpetuate the disease by eating the organs of animals containing the cysts, and the tapeworms live and lay millions of eggs in their lower intestines, the logical way to insure the disease did not develop was not to import Canadian wolves that were already infected with the parasites.

Full article by Valerius Geist is HERE