Last marten season I camped out for 8 nights in a wall tent approx 4 miles from the road on the back side of a large lake. Wolves are quite prevalent here and have killed nearly all the moose (had a 12 mile loop and a 7 mile loop) saw moose sign only 3 times the whole season and a week prior. Used to be thick with moose 14 years ago. Anyway the wolves run a circuit through here looking for deer to eat, and are pretty bold.
About the third morning, while cooking breakfast, I heard a close low quiet howl, opening the flap of the tent, I saw a wolf about 100 feet away in the balsam thicket. I howled once, a couple howled back, and they went silent. Observing the tracks I saw where the pack had circled about 150 feet out, with the one coming in closer. I had previously taken my dog out here and he stayed while I set up camp and scouted, I took him home due to the wolf sign. I think the wolves came in looking for him.
I only had a Crickett .22 with. That night I went home (65 miles) and got my Rock River .5.56. The thought of the wolves hanging around had me concerned, and at least could scare them off if need be. Didn't see any wolves after that, but had tracks 50-60 feet from camp, apparently when I was gone on the line.
If my wife and I get wolf tags, I know where to fill em! Have their circuit pretty well figured and apparently there is 7 of them according to my tracking on the lake ice. Some nice open ridges for sets and tight trails for snares.
Previously , several years ago while ice fishing on the same lake the pack hugged the shoreline and one broke away and came to check me and my dog out, I had a camera and took Photos till it got too close (80 feet or so) then I yelled and threw my ice skimmer at it and it took off back to the pack and they left. My dog was on a leash or she would have chased it and it would've been bad. I'll have to look for the photos and see if I can post them if I find them or the negatives.
High time for a wolf season! They won't be so bold in a couple years!