Reprinted from: Horizontal Bowhunter Magazine Winter 2012
This was sent to Dan Hendricks, publisher of Horizontal Bowhunter Magazine.
This email should be read by anyone who hunts, camps or spends any amount of time in the woods in northern Idaho. Last night I received a phone call from my mother who lives in Headquarters, ID. She informed me that on Sunday while bowhunting she was attacked by a wolf. A few of you know that she is not your typical mother or grandmother. She has worked as a professional hunting guide for many years, so she has spent many hours in the woods. She has seen wolves on many occasions and this is the first time one came at her.
She said as soon as the wolf saw her it charged. She was able to drop her bow, draw her 44 mag out of its holster and put 1 round in the wolf’s head at a range of a few feet. Please let any of your family and friends know of this so they can take whatever precautions needed while out in the woods. If any of you have any questions please feel free to call me. Thanks – Gene Galitz, WY
We have been on top of the wolf problem for years now and have published Toby Bridges Lobo Watch Column to keep all bowhunting.net visitors abreast of the situation. This is not first time a wolf has attacked a human and it certainly won’t be the last so as Gene advises, be careful out there.