A hunter was pursuing ruffed grouse with his bird dog near Park Rapids, Minn., when all heck broke loose. There was a commotion, and the dog ran back toward the hunter with a wolf hot on its heels.
“The hunter shot the wolf at about eight yards as it was coming directly at him and his dog,” Minnesota state conservation officer Sam Hunter told the Minnesota Star-Tribune. “It was a frightening experience during a grouse hunting trip that will not soon be forgotten.”
The wolf was killed by the charge of birdshot, presumably rather quickly at that distance.
Equally as disturbing as the attack itself are the few people in the Star-Tribune’s comments section who think the hunter was wrong to protect his dog and his own life from the wolf.