Minnesota opener was this weekend had some pretty good luck 5 grouse for 3 days hunting and I took it easy all hunt harder this weekend need to warm up my legs grouse numbers seem a little lower this year too. Sunday morning I finally seen my first Wolf close up and personal. I was walking down a gravel road me and my two dogs a 2.5 year old male German shorthair and 10 month old female shorthair walked it until it dead ended and then started back. On the way back my male who works both sides of any trail I'm on zipping around back and fourth comes out into the road about 45 yards in front of me and stops a couple seconds later what at first i thought was a deer because of how big it was jumps out into the road 10 feet from my dog, and in between me and my dog. Well It didn't take me long to see it wasn't a deer but a timber wolf. This beast was huge standing next to my dog it made him look like a ****zu, well i started getting real nervous thinking the beast was going to eat my dog I started yelling, it turned and seen me and jumped back into the woods, then I called my dog to me and he came but then the pup noticed the wolf jump into the woods so she started giving chase and I got her back and fired a round into the woods to scare it off. I made the dogs heel after that all the way back to the truck I still can't believe how big that wolf was he stood as tall as a 2 year old deer except with longer hair it had to be close to 200 lb my male shorthair is 55 lb and this thing was a giant next to him. From my males reaction to the wolf i think he must have seen them before because he ignored it, didn't growl at it or anything else. anyways be careful out there and if your going to visit MN and your dog likes to range out away from you 50-100 yards he may become a wolf snack.