HUNTING — Hunters have a seven-month season to kill two wolves in Idaho, but Boise's Stan Burt did it in about two minutes, according to Roger Phillips of the Idaho Statesman
Near McCall of the second day of Idaho's wolf hunt, Burt said he howled to see if any wolves were in the area.
“A whole chorus erupted,” Burt told Phillips
Not only had Burt located a pack within a quarter mile, but the wolves had located him, and they headed in his direction.
He positioned himself in a clearing with a good view of the terrain.
Within minutes, Burt told Phillips he had at least eight wolves were milling around and looking for the source of the howling.
“They were basically all around me,” he said.
He got his sights on a wolf about 75 yards away and shot it with his Ruger bolt-action rifle chambered in .223.
He expected the wolves to scatter, but they continued stirring in front of him.
“The gunshot did not bother them,” he said. “It really unnerved me that they were not afraid of me after firing a rifle shot.”