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Aging wolf #7033714
10/31/20 05:04 PM
10/31/20 05:04 PM
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Bush Alaska
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Thought some folks might find this useful in estimating the age of wolves they caught. [Linked Image]
This is a wolf I caught two years ago that a wildlife biologist estimated to be around 10-12 years old. [Linked Image]
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Re: Aging wolf [Re: victor#0] #7033719
10/31/20 05:13 PM
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I'd say that one is past his prime a bit.

Re: Aging wolf [Re: victor#0] #7034069
10/31/20 10:31 PM
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What kind of shape was he in? Fat, emaciated, scars, wounds, etc.? Its teeth are sure in rough shape.

Re: Aging wolf [Re: victor#0] #7034152
10/31/20 11:53 PM
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trap or snare?


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Re: Aging wolf [Re: victor#0] #7034194
11/01/20 02:05 AM
11/01/20 02:05 AM
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Caught it in an Alaska #9. Had no fat at all on it, it was also a satellite wolf. If I remember correctly there were a few bones that looked like they had been broken at some point in it's life and healed. [Linked Image]

Re: Aging wolf [Re: victor#0] #7034688
11/01/20 02:07 PM
11/01/20 02:07 PM
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Wow. One tough old man .

Im surprised he lived that long .

Just a guess, but from the wear , Im guessing he tended to chew more on one side than the other .

Would love for Jack to see this and offer his insight.

Re: Aging wolf [Re: victor#0] #7034710
11/01/20 02:30 PM
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Female ??


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Re: Aging wolf [Re: victor#0] #7036674
11/03/20 11:24 AM
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Wow. That's lot of hard chewing. He must have lived through a lot of serious tooth aches..

Re: Aging wolf [Re: victor#0] #7041729
11/07/20 06:57 PM
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White, yes it was a female. Was caught nowhere near a village, this is a remote trapline.

Re: Aging wolf [Re: victor#0] #7042031
11/07/20 10:27 PM
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She looks like her hair is pretty good. I wonder if the pack had kicked her out ?


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Re: Aging wolf [Re: victor#0] #7058525
11/22/20 05:53 AM
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Looks like her days were definitely numbered. Mother nature is a cruel mistress


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