Mathews Inc.
Woman mistakes husky for a wolf
Small Game
Contributors to this thread:
Buskill 27-Sep-22
azelkhntr 27-Sep-22
Rut Nut 27-Sep-22
ryanrc 27-Sep-22
smarba 27-Sep-22
JL 27-Sep-22
Matt 27-Sep-22
Beendare 27-Sep-22
smarba 27-Sep-22
Missouribreaks 27-Sep-22
Smtn10PT 27-Sep-22
smarba 27-Sep-22
Pat Lefemine 27-Sep-22
Zbone 27-Sep-22
midwest 27-Sep-22
t-roy 27-Sep-22
fastflight 27-Sep-22
elkpacker 27-Sep-22
billygoat 27-Sep-22
Nomad @ work 28-Sep-22
buckhammer 28-Sep-22
PECO2 28-Sep-22
LINK 28-Sep-22
JL 28-Sep-22
Live2Hunt 28-Sep-22
Jasper 28-Sep-22
azelkhntr 28-Sep-22
drycreek 28-Sep-22
Pat Lefemine 28-Sep-22
PECO2 28-Sep-22
PECO2 28-Sep-22
DanaC 28-Sep-22
Cj0n3s12 28-Sep-22
2Wild Bill 28-Sep-22
t-roy 28-Sep-22
Bearman 29-Sep-22
Stix 29-Sep-22
PECO2 29-Sep-22
APauls 29-Sep-22
APauls 29-Sep-22
smarba 30-Sep-22
azelkhntr 30-Sep-22
Juancho 06-Oct-22
PECO2 07-Oct-22
JL 29-Oct-22
Bou'bound 29-Oct-22
Missouribreaks 29-Oct-22
Lee 29-Oct-22
lv2bohunt 29-Oct-22
Lee 29-Oct-22
Lee 29-Oct-22
fuzzy 29-Oct-22
DanaC 29-Oct-22
BTM 29-Oct-22
Mule Power 29-Oct-22
Missouribreaks 29-Oct-22
WV Mountaineer 29-Oct-22
Corax_latrans 29-Oct-22
fuzzy 30-Oct-22
fuzzy 30-Oct-22
RonP 30-Oct-22
fuzzy 30-Oct-22
From: Buskill
27-Sep-22
Yikes…..

https://nypost.com/2022/09/27/montana-woman-kills-skins-husky-after-mistaking-it-for-wolf/

From: azelkhntr
27-Sep-22
Dog-gone it!

From: Rut Nut
27-Sep-22

Rut Nut's Link

From: ryanrc
27-Sep-22
Sad but also hilarious

From: smarba
27-Sep-22

smarba's Link
11-miles into the woods? No idea what a husky would be doing there, but could easily see the assumption it was a wolf. Probably wasn't t the best wording of her social media blurb "just smoked a wolf pup".

On a similar note, in this day and age of political correctness and being forced to accept that anyone can be whatever they want to be, I've wondered what would happen if someone had a valid wolf tag and shot this chick (can I even say chick?!) in the woods?

From: JL
27-Sep-22
""The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office released a statement saying it had been contacted by someone who reported picking up “several husky and shepherd mix dogs” in the area of Doris Creek in the Flathead National Forest.

The department said it was advised that one of the dogs “may have been shot.”

“The parties were able to pick up 11 dogs which were turned over to Animal Control and taken to the animal shelter,” a statement read. “During this investigation, we were advised through Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks that one of the dogs may have been shot.”""

So if no one claims the 11 dumped dogs and they can't find homes for them...do they get euthanized anyway?

From: Matt
27-Sep-22
I read in another article that several of the dogs tested positive for parvo, would be a real shame if that leaked into the local wolf packs.

From: Beendare
27-Sep-22
Hmmm, I was wondering why someone would dump huskies back in the woods…….

From: smarba
27-Sep-22
Interesting on the parvo angle. And also regarding the dogs going to Animal Control and likely be put down anyway.

We have a growing problem of feral cattle here in some areas of New Mexico. At least one county has hired a guy to capture them and haul them to auction...since the treehuggers don't want them killed. I wonder what happens to them after they are sold at auction?

27-Sep-22
Social media and voters will strike again, against all hunters.

From: Smtn10PT
27-Sep-22
All she has to say is she isnt a biologist and she's in the clear.

From: smarba
27-Sep-22
Good one Smtn10PT!!!

From: Pat Lefemine
27-Sep-22
Geno Auriemma Is gonna be really upset about this.

From: Zbone
27-Sep-22
Cool looking pelt...8^)

From: midwest
27-Sep-22
Smtn10PT for the win!!! lmao!

From: t-roy
27-Sep-22
I definitely won’t get sharing the details of THIS story with my wife.

From: fastflight
27-Sep-22
I would feel horrible if this was somebody's pet but, a wild pack of dogs might even be scarier than wolves. No fear of humans from my experience. No love for wild dogs at all.

From: elkpacker
27-Sep-22
People are dumping there dogs right and left due to $$. Happening here in Spokane area.

From: billygoat
27-Sep-22
We could welcome a few gals like her to Colorado!

From: Nomad @ work
28-Sep-22
Wild dog. Nothing to see here.

From: buckhammer
28-Sep-22
Evidently there must not be very many wolves in that area if any at all because if there were those dogs would have been killed by the local wolf pack.

From: PECO2
28-Sep-22
As a current owner of 2 huskies, and I've had huskies in the past, I find absolutely nothing amusing about this situation. I hope they find the sorry sum bitch that let the dogs go and deal with him/her. Some of you here are certifiable puppy kickers, you are sad individuals.

From: LINK
28-Sep-22
I’ll give her props for killing it 11 miles in and skinning it on her own. I could imagine a fair amount of men hunters could have made that same mistake.

From: JL
28-Sep-22
If any of the recovered dogs are chipped, they might be able to ID the source of them.

From: Live2Hunt
28-Sep-22
Oh, she skinned it? Did not read the story.

From: Jasper
28-Sep-22
There is something very squirrely about this story

From: azelkhntr
28-Sep-22
Domestic dogs gone wild are no joke. They have no fear of humans and when they pack up they will hunt you down given the opportunity. Shoot on sight is my advice.

From: drycreek
28-Sep-22
Many years ago a buddy and I used to shoot handguns at a public dump. This was before reclamation laws, etc. and the portion of the dump that had been used looked like giant corn rows with brush and trees growing up in it. In other words a hellhole of briars, brush, etc. and almost impenetrable. People dumped dogs there and it was rampant with wild dogs, and they were WILD. My buddy and I each caught a pup, little pups, and they would bite the crap out of us. We bathed them and treated them for fleas, but it took awhile for them to stop biting us. They were as wild as coyotes or wolves. I can see the woman’s mistake, I might have done the same except for the posting on social media.

From: Pat Lefemine
28-Sep-22

Pat Lefemine's Link
Seriously though, nothing good is gonna come out of this. Check out the PETA call to action where they are telling their minions to call The interior secretary Deb Haaland to immediately cease all wolf hunting and trapping.

This has all the ingredients to become another Cecil the Lion PR nightmare except in that situation the hunter wasn’t a complete idiot.

From: PECO2
28-Sep-22
That husky looks in great condition, doesn't look like it has been out there very long, doesn't look "wild" at all.

From: PECO2
28-Sep-22

PECO2's embedded Photo
PECO2's embedded Photo
This is a puppy. That husky also looks nothing like a pup.

From: DanaC
28-Sep-22
In the article linked in the OP the woman admits she made a mistake.

" “Yes I made a mistake because I did think it was a hybrid wolf pup,” she wrote, adding that she was unaware of several dogs “being dropped 11 miles into the wilderness.” "

From: Cj0n3s12
28-Sep-22
The news will eat this one up

From: 2Wild Bill
28-Sep-22
Pat,

Idiot is a pretty harsh name for killing in self-defense.

From: t-roy
28-Sep-22

t-roy's embedded Photo
t-roy's embedded Photo
PECO………I could definitely see where someone could mistake that dog for a wolf, in the heat of the moment. A fleeting glance, low light, inexperienced hunter, etc. Not making excuses for her, but not all that far fetched, either. Dumb move posting it on FB, though.

My wife has a husky, as well. Hemi is a therapy dog. She takes her to nursing homes, library visits with pre and grade schoolers, etc. The kids (and some of the seniors) are always asking my wife if Hemi is a wolf.

From: Bearman
29-Sep-22
She made a mistake. So what, we all have.

From: Stix
29-Sep-22
Made a mistake, yes, boasting and pictures on social media... stupid. Bad public relations for hunters, most of the time by the 'antler killer' segment of the hunting community.

These are the kinds of things that turn the non-hunting public against hunters and hunting.

The non-hunting public will say" "When is the taking of healthy animals solely due to antler size, skull size, fur condition, sound wildlife management?"

Gotta watch what you post on public sites like facebook, etc. Never know who's looking.

Just sayin'

From: PECO2
29-Sep-22
She didn't just make a mistake. Know what you are hunting. If you shoot a moose instead of an elk (ooops, my bad, oh well) you are in trouble. If you don't know the difference, you shouldn't be sending lead. If you mistake a husky for a wolf, you should know the difference when you get hands and eyes on the dead animal.

From: APauls
29-Sep-22
You mistake a husky for a wolf in a hunting situation....ok......maybe passable. Domestics walk and carry their tail completely different besides the other features. Self defence domestic dog kill also acceptable.

The problem here is you've got a brag on social media, therefore I'm not highly buying the whole self defence thing. Nowhere in the original post was it "I shot a wolf in self defence." Leading me to believe she thought she shot a wolf in a hunting situation. But if you walk up to a dead husky and don't pull an OH $HIT, followed by SSS then the label "idiot" isn't outlandish. To then go one step further and post it on social media as a brag???? Sorry, hard to find a lot of sympathy. That was a bone dead stupid move.

From: APauls
29-Sep-22

APauls's embedded Photo
APauls's embedded Photo

From: smarba
30-Sep-22
Yeah I think the "self defense" part was simply trying to cover up the original mistake. Every movie has fluffy, well groomed "wolves" played by huskies, so there probably are a lot of people who wouldn't be able to identify what they are looking at. Add the fact she was supposedly 11-miles from civilization, why would anyone think they are looking at a dog? Still, social media is not your friend when it comes to posting kill photos.

From: azelkhntr
30-Sep-22
^^^^^ Now thats funny. This incident is a big nothing burger. Go after the guy who dumped the dogs on federal land, thats a felony, leave the young lady be. Unleashed uncontrolled domestic dogs wandering about on NFS lands are fair game. They are invasive species detrimental to wildlife, habitat and people. They are to be removed by whatever means is available and shooting them is the most efficient method of doing so. BTW, she is a keeper right?

From: Juancho
06-Oct-22
I find it sad for the dog. I had an encounter myself with a wild dog a couple of years ago. I was hunting squirrels, when out of nowhere this dog came running at me in a , should I say, less than friendly way. I instinctively put my gun down and pulled my 10inch blade Bowie knife and prepare for the assault by adopting an attack attitude myself . Nothing happened at the end as the dog stopped and buggered off, but I know exactly how to defend myself from a dog with a knife, even if it is a trained police dog. I have , sadly, as a kid , been attacked by a dog . After that experience, I trained to defend and kill any dog with a knife in seconds. I don't buy the wolf BS she was trying to pull off. Even if in reality was a stray wild dog going for her, why on earth would she skin it and brag about it. If it really is a wild dog , just kill it. Done. Move on

From: PECO2
07-Oct-22
Where does it say she was 11 miles deep? Did she hike in 11 miles? Did she drive 11 miles in on a fire road? I didn't see that anywhere.

From: JL
29-Oct-22

JL's Link
She is being charged with animal cruelty. IMO...the charge will be dropped and the MT FWP knows it. She is being charged because of the outrage from the anti's and animal lovers and the MT FWP had to do something to appease these clowns. They ginned up an un-proveable animal cruelty charge. IMO her lawyer will have an easy case.

The FWP doesn't mention if the dogs that were dumped out there were chipped and/or if they located the dumper. The people who dumped the dogs should be the ones charged.....not the one who mistook a husky for a wolf during a legal hunt.

From: Bou'bound
29-Oct-22
You chose a knife over a gun when you thought an attack was inevitable. Ok

29-Oct-22
The cost and publicity of the defense will be worse than any potential fine. Shooting domestic animals may have consequences these days, regardless of the circumstances. Hunters need to get a little smarter. This case is a loss for all hunters, especially with the minds of non hunting voters who control our destiny.

From: Lee
29-Oct-22
I would guess she had ZERO clue it wasn’t a wolf til she got called out on social media. She was obviously excited about it. Not sure why people feel the need to post everything they do on social media.

From: lv2bohunt
29-Oct-22
“I put my gun down and pulled a 10” Bowie” Come on man, why not just go bare knuckle ?

From: Lee
29-Oct-22
I would guess she had ZERO clue it wasn’t a wolf til she got called out on social media. She was obviously excited about it. Not sure why people feel the need to post everything they do on social media.

From: Lee
29-Oct-22
I would guess she had ZERO clue it wasn’t a wolf til she got called out on social media. She was obviously excited about it. Not sure why people feel the need to post everything they do on social media.

From: fuzzy
29-Oct-22
Ease up guys Maybe Juancho is a poor shot and figured the 10 inch Bowie gave him more effective range.

From: DanaC
29-Oct-22
Have to agree with Missouri on this one.

From: BTM
29-Oct-22
"Not sure why people feel the need to post everything they do on social media." Yeah, no kidding. Mostly generational, I suppose.

From: Mule Power
29-Oct-22
A Pauls that’s hilarious!!

If I was 11 miles deep I might have shot it too. What the heck is a domestic dog doing way back there???

29-Oct-22
The problem was not shooting it, putting it on Facebook was absolutely stupid. Why are some hunters so dumb? Facebook posting of dead animals does not help the non hunting voters support us. DUMB !

29-Oct-22
^^^This^^^

Shooting it was likely the most humane option. However, that gets lost in the end.

29-Oct-22
Play stupid games….

From: fuzzy
30-Oct-22
Ms Rose was quoted as saying "how was I supposed to know?"

From: fuzzy
30-Oct-22

fuzzy's embedded Photo
fuzzy's embedded Photo

From: RonP
30-Oct-22
i'm thinking there is a high probability she will be on a future ballot for a position in government, at some level.

From: fuzzy
30-Oct-22
RonP I can see that. Even if she can't. ??

  • Sitka Gear