Wolves… one of North Americas most renowned predators are lurking all around but without proper preparation and techniques then very few people will be fortunate to see one. At Total Outdoors Adventures we view wolves as a trophy animal but also for game management. We work with some of the provinces most well known wolf hunters and trappers to enjoy our client’s success year after year.
In British Columbia the government encourages its residents to harvest wolves with a long season and no bag limit, however non-residents may only harvest one. In the spring and fall wolves are sold as an add-on tag, but in winter is when we focus on just wolf hunting.
Wolves mate in the late winter, February and March being the peak of mating season. This is when we conduct our Wolf hunts; our main technique is waiting in a pre-made heated blind over a heavily stocked and used bait pile. Our bait piles are stocked throughout the winter and are much larger then normal. In our area we usually have at least 3 bait stations in use and over a dozen bait locations that can be set up in a few hours depending on wolf movement. We are very mobile and this is what gives us the success we are known for. We use three different modes of transportations; these include snow machine, brand new atv/quads and 4×4.
Persistence and patience are crucial to successful wolf hunting; hunters can expect to spend a few hours in the morning/evening in a blind pre-prepared by our handful of experienced guides. With the use of trail cameras our guides are able to put hunters in the most productive bait stations according to the information available.
During the day hunters have the choice of participating in our trap line adventure, more info found here or they can look for wolf movement and activity. Wolves are extremely territorial and protective; they often walk many kilometers to fight intruders and to find a mate. This is where our guide’s knowledge of the area is priceless; we are able to predict the wolves next move before the pack. Even though our blinds our heated the temperatures can drop to minus 40 degrees. Warm clothes and plenty of layers is a necessity, we recommended a heavy set of wool clothes and lots of insulation layers. A complete equipment list can be found here.