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8 Things That Remind Us Why We Predator Hunt

These are the eight reminders we got in 2017 that predator hunting is important.

We’re wrapping up 2017 by sharing some of the best and most-viewed posts, videos, and stories from 2017 and sharing them in our Wide Open Spaces 12 Days of Top Stories countdown.

Today we’ve got eight of the best predator stories in video form, all of which give us a good indication of how serious a predator problem can be.

If you’re into hunting predators, you’ll love these clips from the past year.

1. What It’s Like to Free a Predator from a Trap

First things first, you might not want to get tangled up with a wolf in a trap.

2.  Elk Calf vs. Wolf and Grizzly

This video came from way back in January, but it was a memorable one.

3. Coyotes Take Down Muley

Snap back to more recently, and we knew when we published this mule deer being attacked less than a month ago that it would be one of the biggest videos of the year.

Fricken incredible ! Watched these coyotes take down a deer while bowhunting in South Dakota #muledeerhunting #daysinthewild #johnstallone #coyotehunting #coyotecalling #coyotecontrol

Posted by John Stallone on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

4. Sneaking Up on a Predator

This video of a sleeping coyote was from October, and was one of 2017’s craziest predator clips.

I have never snuck up this close to a sleeping coyote! This guy has Ninja skills or wearing Venator Camo! #ninja #predatorhunting #awesome #venatorcamo

Posted by Predator Pursuit w/ Jeff Thomason on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

5. 16 Predators in a Day

Les Johnson is an expert, and this video proves it.

6. “I Can Get a Wolf 1-on-1”

Arian Foster wasn’t bad on the football field, but does he need a reminder of what a predator is capable of?

Arian Foster has been thinking about a lot this NFL offseason.

Posted by SportsCenter on Sunday, March 5, 2017

7. Bobcat Attack

This clip took a spot in our top turkey hunting video list as well, and for good reason.

8. One Last Reminder

Just in case you thought snuggling with some coyotes would be cute.

Posted by Garrett Johnson on Thursday, August 10, 2017

And with that, we’ll leave you until tomorrow, when we continue our countdown of the 12 Days of Top Stories on Wide Open Spaces.

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8 Things That Remind Us Why We Predator Hunt