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SATURDAY, AUG. 27, 2011

FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2011

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2011

FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2011

TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2011

Tue., Aug. 16, 2011, 6:30 a.m.

Next East Side wolf meeting Aug. 29 in Ellensburg 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has scheduled three more special meetings to discuss the state's recommended Wolf Conservation and Management Plan and take public comment. A meeting in Ellensburg is set for Aug. 29 while the others are set for Oct....

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MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2011

SATURDAY, AUG. 6, 2011

Sat., Aug. 6, 2011, 6:17 a.m.

Montana wolf tags on sale Monday

HUNTING -- Montana's wolf-hunting licenses will go on sale Monday, Aug. 8. Licenses will be valid within 14 specifically defined wolf management units. Hunters must obtain permission to hunt on private lands, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say. Idaho's tags already are on sale,...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3, 2011

MONDAY, AUG. 1, 2011

MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011


FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011


TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011

THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011

Thu., July 14, 2011, 8:08 p.m.

Montana sets quota of 220 wolves for fall hunt

PREDATORS -- Hunters will be able to shoot as many as 220 gray wolves in Montana this fall under rules adopted today by state wildlife commissioners. The hunt is scheduled to begin in early September and is expected to reduce the predator’s Montana population by...

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TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011

Tue., July 12, 2011, 11:30 a.m.

See Idaho wolf hunt plans; participate in online survey

PREDATORS -- Idaho's proposed hunting-trapping plans for controlling wolves are detailed online. The same website asks viewers to complete an online survey rearding the proposals. Idaho Fish and Game officials say they will survey 1,000 randomly selected hunters and 2,000 members of the public about...

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MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011

Fri., July 8, 2011, 10:41 a.m.

Biologist answers FAQ on Panhandle wolves

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Idaho's new wolf management hunting and trapping plans announced this morning will generate discussion. To help people sort out the facts, Idaho Fish and Game's Panhandle region wildlife manager Jim Hayden has put together answers to questions he's being asked. Read on...

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Fri., July 8, 2011, 10:17 a.m.

No quota for wolf hunting in Idaho Panhandle

PREDATORS -- Idaho Fish and Game officials announced today there won’t be quotas in much of the state. That applies to four zones: Panhandle, Lolo, Selway and Middle Fork. The S-R's Boise capitol reporter Betsy Russell filed this story roundup up the new wolf hunting...

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THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011

Wed., July 6, 2011, 11:45 a.m.

Rigby man named to Idaho Fish and Game Commission

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter named a 60-year-old Rigby man to the seven-member Idaho Fish and Game Commission, the Associated Press reports Kenny Anderson replaces Cameron Wheeler of Ririe, whose term expired June 30. Among the issues Anderson will help decide is management...

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TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011

These Diamond Pack wolf pups triggered a remote camera stationed in northeastern Washington by the Washington Department of Natural Resources in cooperation with the state Fish and Wildlife Department. The motion-triggered cameras help monitor wolf movements and numbers.  (Washington Department of Natural Resources)

Tue., July 5, 2011, 2:36 p.m.

Fourth breeding wolf pack confirmed in Washington

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Washington’s fourth documented breeding wolf pack has been confirmed, this one in Kittitas County, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Depatment just announced. Last month, agency biologists caught, attached a radio collar and released an adult female wolf that was lactating, indicating she...

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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011

Mon., June 27, 2011, 12:04 p.m.

Montana works out wolf hunt in polarized atmosphere

HUNTING -- Public opinion on gray wolves remains sharply split as Montana and Idaho prepare to resume hunts for the predators after Congress removed their endangered species protections. Montana wildlife commissioners meet July 14 to adopt a quota of 220 wolves to be killed during...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011

Mon., June 20, 2011, 8:10 a.m.

Commission meeting hints at wolf plan disagreements

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- The audio recording of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission's Wednesday teleconference is available online, giving us insight to the panels take on the Washington Wolf Working Group's recent effort to hash out a revised Wolf Management Plan. Check it out. Or,...

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