What is the largest wolf taken to date?

I am an avid wolf trapper. I have people on a weekly basis tell me they know (insert name here) who took a 200 lb wolf. I say this is not accurate. When I took the trapping class, the instructor said the largest wolf he had ever come across in his 20 some years of wolf trapping was 148 lbs. According to Wiki, the largest wolf taken in North America was from Canada in 1939 weighing 175lbs. Could you possibly look at they records and clear the air as to the largest wolf taken in Idaho to date? Thanks.


The largest harvested wolf ever measured/confirmed by IDFG was 128lbs. 
I think the largest we have record of being measured in Idaho from a live capture- radio collaring operation weighed 132lbs. Not to say there might not be some a little larger but we've seen more than a thousand dead wolves in the last 4-5 years and have never had one that measured heavier. 
I have heard of and seen many claimed to be larger, but when they were actually put on a scale, they lost 30-40 or more pounds quickly!

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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 9:45 AM MST