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Old 09-13-2017, 04:12 PM
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Supplemntal tags should of been canceled years ago in many wmu's but we are in AB..., so no don't base population on what the bio's give for tags


My understanding is that supp tags in some areas are due to whitetail encroachment into regions where they traditionally haven't been, or at least were once present in low density. As a result of high whitetail numbers, predator (read: wolf) populations rise.
According to this theory, controlling whitetail numbers will limit wolves. Not saying it works, but that's a strategy that I've heard.


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Old 09-14-2017, 11:52 AM
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My understanding is that supp tags in some areas are due to whitetail encroachment into regions where they traditionally haven't been, or at least were once present in low density. As a result of high whitetail numbers, predator (read: wolf) populations rise.
According to this theory, controlling whitetail numbers will limit wolves. Not saying it works, but that's a strategy that I've heard.


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Ya like killing all the moose is sure working at bringing caribou back

a decade of slaughter and look at all the caribou lol

not that im against whitetails being reduced to bring back mulies
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:08 PM
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Heading in in a couple days........any updates??
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Heading in in a couple days........any updates??
Hear there is a bunch of snow in there, more to come
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Hear there is a bunch of snow in there, more to come


I was in wilmore for 8 days we came out last Friday snow was starting to stack up. Main trail has some mud and slop but nothin serious are you hiking in or horse back.


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I was in wilmore for 8 days we came out last Friday snow was starting to stack up. Main trail has some mud and slop but nothin serious are you hiking in or horse back.


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Old 09-20-2017, 09:02 PM
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Cool was plenty of good grazing grass in most meadows for the horses


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Old 09-20-2017, 09:39 PM
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Heading in in a couple days........any updates??
Good luck hope to see some pictures of a big bull moose, when you come back.
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:50 PM
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For all you fellers packin in or out, good luck right now an be safe out there.
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:50 PM
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We are getting pounded with snow, trees snapping everywhere cause of weight it's ugly out there folks.....
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:57 PM
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We are getting pounded with snow, trees snapping everywhere cause of weight it's ugly out there folks.....
Perfect......all the sane people will stay home and it will just be me and my hunting partner out there lol.......Thanks for the info RMM
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:01 PM
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I'm going to be in 440 as of tomorrow looking for elk. I hope this snow brings them out.


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Of course I put shoes on my horses in the heat we had a couple weeks ago and forgot to put on snow poppers.........might be doing a lot ice and snowball chipping .........F%#k!!!
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It's snowed 3 days in GC. There is about 12-14" accumulation
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:16 AM
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A bit of a derail I know....

I've never been to the Willmore, and I plan on making a backpacking trip next summer to explore. This will give me a goal to get into better shape, and hopefully my lab will be 100% after his TPLO surgery last week.

Aside from searching dozens of old threads here, is there any websites or books I could look into to start figuring out a rough trip plan and what to expect? Not a sheep hunter but would love to get up into a pass or two for the views.

Appreciate any tips.
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:31 AM
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A bit of a derail I know....

I've never been to the Willmore, and I plan on making a backpacking trip next summer to explore. This will give me a goal to get into better shape, and hopefully my lab will be 100% after his TPLO surgery last week.

Aside from searching dozens of old threads here, is there any websites or books I could look into to start figuring out a rough trip plan and what to expect? Not a sheep hunter but would love to get up into a pass or two for the views.

Appreciate any tips.
I would phone the tourist building in Grande Cache, they have maps and various info there. There are a couple books wrote on the place ( google People and Peaks ) I'd think they would ship out some stuff.
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:40 AM
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A bit of a derail I know....

I've never been to the Willmore, and I plan on making a backpacking trip next summer to explore. This will give me a goal to get into better shape, and hopefully my lab will be 100% after his TPLO surgery last week.

Aside from searching dozens of old threads here, is there any websites or books I could look into to start figuring out a rough trip plan and what to expect? Not a sheep hunter but would love to get up into a pass or two for the views.

Appreciate any tips.
Hi - we just came out from a week in the park - we got a lot of snow... made it a bit difficult getting around for a few days. As for maps, see the attached link - I also got a great one from maptown in Calgary.

https://www.albertaparks.ca/media/64...s-park-map.pdf


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Old 09-29-2017, 09:55 PM
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Any one heard any news about the willmore
Headed in next week for the first time??
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Old 09-29-2017, 11:21 PM
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Hi - we just came out from a week in the park - we got a lot of snow... made it a bit difficult getting around for a few days. As for maps, see the attached link - I also got a great one from maptown in Calgary.

https://www.albertaparks.ca/media/64...s-park-map.pdf


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Thank you!

We do a lot of wildland random backcountry camping but the willmore has always been a bucket list for me.

I'm looking forward to it very much.
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Old 09-30-2017, 08:10 AM
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Here are some of the views you may expect not this late in the year as far as snow but earlier in sept.


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Old 09-30-2017, 09:38 AM
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Awesome shots
What part was theses pic taken in
Can't wait to get in there leaving wed
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Old 09-30-2017, 11:04 AM
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Love the Willmore, its a big country, lots of room and campsites. Met wonderful people in the back country and a couple of real jerks,
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Old 09-30-2017, 12:30 PM
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Awesome shots

What part was theses pic taken in

Can't wait to get in there leaving wed


Couple pics are from close to eagles nest then the rest are moving north and west from eagles nest.


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Old 09-30-2017, 01:14 PM
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Great shot
You went in from rock lake??
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:34 PM
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Yeah you bet itís the most convenient access for me and probably 70% of the other sheep hunters ha ha


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Old 09-30-2017, 02:08 PM
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Oh good to know
I've got a non trophy tag but if there are more hunters then sheep I may go else where I'll have to look at my maps again
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Old 09-30-2017, 10:58 PM
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Of course I put shoes on my horses in the heat we had a couple weeks ago and forgot to put on snow poppers.........might be doing a lot ice and snowball chipping .........F%#k!!!
Take a couple cans of PAM cooking spray with you to spray your horse's soles with. It's supposed to keep the snow balls away.

Are you going with a wagon or pack string?
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Old 10-01-2017, 01:38 PM
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I'm hiking in
Lot of snow in there now?? Haven't been in the willmore before.
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:06 PM
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Lot of snow in there now?? Haven't been in the willmore before.
Be careful, some serious snow coming I understand.
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:46 PM
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So I hear
Any suggestion for best spot to hike in ? The photos above look nice may try going there
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