Here at WisconsinOutdoorFun.com you can find many blogs and articles covering Wisconsin’s wolf hunt. Today’s blog promises to be the most uninformed one you will read. Readers of my past entries may note that I have a strange fear of bears, usually culminating in bad dreams where I am mauled. I have never run across the bear in Wisconsin, but they certainly are around. Up until yesterday, I had never given much thought to wolves. Then I watched the Liam Neeson survival film, The Grey.
I get it that those wolves were in a movie, but if actual wolves are anything like that in real life, then I’m not a fan. It’s pretty clear that most dogs are nice, but there’s always that moment in your life you run across a dog that for whatever reason really seems like it wants to kill you. Now we’re talking dogs here, but scale a dog like that up to the size of a wolf and suddenly it’s easy to see that if one wanted to do something to you while you’re vulnerable in the wilderness, you are in big trouble.
An internet search is all it takes to realize that the scenario in The Grey is not likely. That was a perfect storm of a plane crashing into the heart of an isolated part of Alaska that just happened to be within the killing range of the wolves. That plus the smell of the crash victims bodies kind of whipped the whole pack into a frenzy. That’s not the situation when I go fishing for a few hours, but my fishing buddies did have a close encounter with a real live wolf just last year near the Michigan border while wading. Luckily, I wasn’t there, because I would so be that one rare case of a wolf ripping a fisherman apart for no reason.
So if you’re looking for an intense tale of wilderness survival, be sure to check out The Grey. It’s like TAKEN, only with wolves!