Man at the size of that thing!! What a beautiful animal. I'd sure get the hide tanned, anyway. Looks like you have a trifle of snow on the ground. Wish we had some, it's in the low 50's here in Arkansas.
I just don't think I could pull the trigger. I started to shoot a huge coyote a few years ago. I was seated on the side of a hardwood ridge about 15 feet up the hill and he trotted out into the hollow about 25yards away. It was late season and he was in full pelt... a beautiful animal. I crosshair-ed him and almost dropped him, but he was too good of a mental image to store with his breath hovering around him... it was breathtaking.
I feel the same way about bobcats... such a priveledge to see one of those in the wild, I don't think I could ever fire on one...
Big fat doe or average size buck beware, I think you're cute too... but you're tasty.
Any rate, beautiful animal. I would definately get the pelt tanned.
Weighs just about 100 lbs.Pic makes him look a little bigger than he is(does have a big head though) I am going to get a rug for my wall done.skinned him(tubed him) and hanging on a nail from his nose he is 7'6" from nose to tip of tail.
Way to go!!!!!!beautiful animal!I personally WOULDN'T have hesitated harvesting that wolf!or a coyote, fox or bobcat for that matter. It sure will look good on your wall! That skull will look awesome boiled and cleaned, if you saved it. Maybe there will be a few more deer around since you harvested that predator.