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    We regularly see either a wolf or a coyote late evenings as we head down the 400 from Parry Sound.
    Anyway to distinguish them easily as we thunder down the road- hard to perceive scale at 100 kmh ?
    Does a coyote look like a big fox vs a wolf which is a big dog ?

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    Where abouts on the 400 ?

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    Wolves have bigger bones and tend to be taller than totes. Longer/ thicker legs, heavier head. I find when you see a wolf you don't wonder if it's a coyote.
    Iím suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I trust a dog who doesn't like a person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrym View Post
    Wolves have bigger bones and tend to be taller than totes. Longer/ thicker legs, heavier head. I find when you see a wolf you don't wonder if it's a coyote.
    X2...yotes tend to have finer features, longer and smaller muzzles. Although, we have shot several around here that are no doubt a coywolf.

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    x3 you will know a wolf when you see it.

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    My general rule of thumb is a Coyote has a sharp muzzle,small body and big ears where a Wolf (or brushwolf) looks like a Husky with a lanky frame,not that it matters because we take them all,anyway. Sheep and Dairy farmers love us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter John View Post
    Where abouts on the 400 ?
    We see them sporadically in the summer, and more frequent once the late fall and snow show up.
    Twenty minutes south of PS.
    On the west side of the hwy, there are several dried swamps that have heavy grass and brush starting to grow.
    South of 141 and just before Gibson Lake and the Big Chute.
    On the sides of the slopes that lead down to these brushy areas we often see them.
    I presume they are catching the last few rays of sun.

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    I agree, when and if you see a Wolf, you will have no doubt on what it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woody1948 View Post
    I agree, when and if you see a Wolf, you will have no doubt on what it is.
    Agreed ! Especially the "if" part. In over 35 years of moose and deer hunting in NW Ontario, I've seen three. And that was only for a split second as it changed directions and took off. Even with those fleeting views, I knew right away they were wolves !

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    MNR genetic testing show that the people who trap and tag them every day cannot tell for sure. They are interbred over most of Ontario south of James Bay.....

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