Mostyn hunted north of Yellowknife and says he and his companion took three wolves on the third day of their hunt. "All the wolves were big, with great fur at that time of year. We hunted by truck and snowmobiles, talking with ice fishermen on Great Slave Lake to see if they'd seen any wolves." [Editor's note: See photo of Mostyn's trophy in our online Trophy Gallery.] He also gives the guiding, outfitting and accommodations across-the-board excellent ratings. "Warner and his partner know the country well and have a great deal of experience. These guys know how to get you a wolf." Mostyn stayed in a hotel in Yellowknife and ate in local restaurants. "That ice road is the eighth wonder of the world, and being on it was simply an amazing experience," he says.
At press time, we talked with Warner, who told us he hunts only in March when the days are longer and the ice roads are still in good condition, giving access to the hunting country. Hunger forces the wolves to hunt into daylight hours at that time. "We'll drive right past the treeline and out onto the tundra to hunt," says Warner. "One of the keys is finding the caribou when we can. The wolves are often nearby. By law we can't use bait, so this is an active hunt, moving first by truck, then following wolf tracks or actually chasing the wolves down by snow machine."
Though there's no distinction drawn in the record books, Warner says he hunts two recognizable types of wolves. "The brush wolves, which are usually gray and somewhat blockier," he says "tend to stick closer to timber and have distinct territories for each........(continued)