I have always had an obsession of learning about wildlife, even long before I was of age to hunt.
When I finally hit the legal age to hunt in Idaho, I quickly started hunting turkeys and whitetails. As I got older, I moved on to hunting muledeer, elk, and moose in the mountains close to home, and was taught the importance of predator management
Although I have had a lot of experience managing predators such as mountain lions, bears, and coyotes, it wasn’t until 2006 that I had my first wolf encounter in an area that our family used to pull big muledeer bucks every year. A couple years passed and the quality of wildlife in that area disappeared. We witnessed this pattern time and time again, the wolves moved in, and the wildlife would move out, and the animals that decided to stay were unfortunate.
Every year, it became more and more frustrating watching all our hunting spots completely engulfed by this apex predator. Enough is enough. When wolves were finally lifted off the Endangered Species list and the responsibility of managing this predator was handed to the State of Idaho, I quickly jumped on the opportunity to obtain a wolf tag and to harvest a wolf on video. Ever since then, I made it a priority to put heavy hunting pressure on wolves in areas where their population is excessive.
At first, I started hunting wolves because I had to, but after harvesting several wolves and understanding wolves behavior more and more, I have become obsessed with hunting wolves and using my knowledge on wolves to benefit wildlife populations that the wolves were decimating.
With that knowledge and our family’s ability to adapt to changing environments, time and time again, we continue to take down wolves every single year.
With this knowledge, we don’t want to hand it off to people that are going to neglect, or abuse the information. We decided to share this information to the very elite, which are those who have a strong desire and passion to pull wolves off the mountain each year as well.