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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:31 am 
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I was house-sitting for some friends for the last couple of days. The location is at the end of a long dead-end gravel road that runs between the main river and a seasonal side channel. Beyond the road lays nothing but the river, rainforest and the inhabitants. I awoke yesterday morning to the sight of a small group of Elk grazing in the front yard. After they moved out of there I went outside to have a look around. That's when I heard for the first time in my life, a Wolf howl. I stopped dead in my tracks because I couldn't believe what I had heard. My ears now turned into the direction of my utter disbelief. Again, I could clearly hear the distant sound of a lone Wolf. Making that classic low, two-tone, long drawn out haunting howl. Starting off with a short low tone that broke into a long drawn out and an ever so slightly higher tone. I quickly hustled out back out onto the now exposed gravel of the side channel. There again, I heard that haunting howl coming from way up East of the side channel. I can say this without hesitation, that was the most exhilarating, absolute and quintessential sound of the wild that I have ever experienced. I can now check that one off of my bucket list.

Here is a short IR clip, presumedly of that Wolf fjording the channel behind the house. The outer ring of the video is dew that had settled on the lens. Thankfully leaving the center of the lens clear.



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You might just have to talk to your friends about placing cameras in that honey hole..

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House sitting eh? We are looking for a house sitter, to take care of the ranch from May until July (Winter) next year.
Whilst l have seen wolf sign a few times on my huntig forays to the USA and Canada l have never heard one; that would have been excellent!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:25 pm 
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pastorjim08 wrote:
You might just have to talk to your friends about placing cameras in that honey hole..

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Oh, I have had cams here all Spring and Summer Jim. I only get Elk and the odd time Bear on my cams when set up a cam on this property. 90% of my posts have had pics and videos taken all within a few kilometres from this place. The Elk in this post was the scene I drank my cup of morning coffee too. Naturally, all I had was a cam with a 30mm prime lens on hand and a living window to shoot through.

It's so tricky to get any pics or videos of Wolves I find, they are always on the run. Here are 2 stills from video clips of them running past, taken at 2 separate locations. I think that my best chances of daytime pics will be at sets further away from the house, we'll see.

I now have 2 video cams and 4 still cams scattered up this side channel. Getting a decent video or pic will happen, sooner than later I'm sure of it. However, my time here is very limited as the Fall rains will be arriving sometime soon. It is a wonderful place to cameratrap for sure.


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Now that’s house sitting. Sounds like a lot of fun. Looks like it to.


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Lucky man! Congratulations on hearing the call of the wild. I heard it (only once) a few years ago in an RV park, of all places, in Hyder, Alaska. It is an eery sound. That wolf video is truly excellent. It really creates a mood.


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What a thrill that must have been, congratulations. The halo around that wolf gives the video an extra special quality.

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Thanks again guys,

The call of the wild, ain't that the truth Chris. Funny that you heard a Wolf howl from a trailer park. Then I heard one from the driveway of a friends house. Go figure huh, but hey, I have no complaints.

That day fulfilled a lifelong dream of mine and it was sound that I'll never forget. It made me reflect back to how eventful the last 2 seasons have been for me up here. This past Spring, I surprised a Wolf 25 ft. in front of me as we both rounded a bend of a trail along a river's edge. We both saw each other at the same time, then he vanished into the woods. A month later, I got a pic of a Wolf standing on a fallen tree. I also got around 2 mins of clear daytime Wolf video up close to the cam. Found lots of Wolf tracks this year as well. What a year, what a year :awesome

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