Wolf scrape

tuffcrk14

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I came across this while hunting elk on an old abandoned logging road high up along the top of a ridge in NW Montana this last weekend. Best I could figure was that it was a moose that made this scrape since it did not smell like elk pee in the scrape (Not totally sure moose do this anyway, but there was moose sign close by). I sent these pictures to an area biologist and he talked with several other biologists about this and they came to the conclusion that it was a wolf scrape/marking area. Anyone ever seen or heard of wolves doing this? Everyone I’ve talked to said they’ve never seen or heard of this type of thing from a wolf before.


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Fronttrack

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I have seen those also, on closed logging roads. I am not sure if they see in it then roll, or roll then pee.
 
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tuffcrk14

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I have seen those also, on closed logging roads. I am not sure if they see in it then roll, or roll then pee.

There was a long black hair in the bottom of it and the hole was compacted as if whatever did it had rolled in it. Are you in Montana or Idaho where you are seeing these?


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Dogs dig all the time. Ever seen a dog of any form that didn't atleast attempt to dig then roll around? Serves a couple purposes for wolves. One is cooling off. also serves as concealment, lots of times a wolf or coyote will lay flat in tall grass and let you/prey animals go right by. Serves as a communication spot. Every time one comes by the smell and mark. Everyone knows whose around that way.
 
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