Wolves-A Pack-Can you tell me how many wolves constitute a pack?
A pack of timber wolves may run all the way from five to twenty five, in the winter; in the summer they go in twos and threes. The northern deer hunters and trappers seldom see then, unless it be on a large lake, mid-winter, and at night. At that time of year, if the snow is deep and the weather cold, they are very fierce, and would tackle a man. They live mostly on moose and deer, the deer being a very easy mark for them; but the moose is different. IF they happen to get one alone they will get it all right, but two moose will fight almost any pack of wolves, for they stand with their heads together and use their hind legs in striking the wolves off. I have noticed places in the woods where the snow and small brush would be trampled down around a place of about a quarter of an acre where they had been fighting. The timber wolf is a very keen scented animal, and with a favorable wind he could scent a man all the way from ten to fifteen miles off. These few facts are known from ten years’ experience in the northern country.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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