Contacted about the hunt, Webb stressed he was not "guaranteeing" anyone a wolf on this hunt. "The hunt has been highly successful to date, but I insist that clients understand this is a true Arctic experience - not a shoot," he said in a fax note at press time. "It gives one the chance to be out there with native trappers, maybe do a little ice fishing, shoot some ptarmigan and small game. All this makes it a real old-timey sort of experience." As for hunting tactics, he says it involves some glassing in areas where wolves are known to be preying on caribou. Part of the time is spent tracking the animals on snow machines. He says he also does some calling with the help of decoys. "I know this sounds nuts, but it works when location, wind, etc. are all taken into account," he writes.
Cost of the hunt, from arrival into Yellowknife on a Sunday and departure a week later is $3,580, not counting local hotel bills, license fee of $50 and an export fee of $150. All guiding is 2 x 1 with one client riding in a sled behind the guide, the other driving his own........(continued)