We were having a good wolf tour as we had spotted the Pinnacle Peak Pack in Jackson Hole before heading to Yellowstone. The only thing was that pack tends to stay about a mile or two away making customers always want a closer encounter. After snowshoeing around the geyser basins we were headed north to get back into better wolf viewing territory.
As guides we tend to use every advantage we can get so I sent our second guide up early to get on a kill or locate a pack as best as he could. This wolf was spotted 30 yards off the road on that scout trip, so as any guide would do, we kept that hush hush as you don’t want to brag to customers about wolves they haven’t seen or wolves they’ve missed!
The next day our scouting paid off as we did get on the Blacktail Pack and the Canyon Pack making our guests more than happy. Once we found wolves up close we could now show them some of the pictures.
One of the couples had a name for us for keeping that information secret, they called us “ice-holes”. – Adam Lackner, BrushBuck Wildlife Tours