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MONDAY, AUG. 24, 2015

THURSDAY, AUG. 6, 2015

MONDAY, AUG. 3, 2015

In May, trail cams confirmed OR-7 had formed the Rogue Pack and sired pups. (Associated Press)

Another wolf sniffs out the digs in California 144 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today that wildlife biologists have been tracking a gray wolf that has likely dispersed from Oregon into Siskiyou County in northern California. The presence of this new wolf – whose sex and specific origins...

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TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015

Washington wolf packs continue to evolve.

Wolf-killed cow confirmed near Cle Elum 57 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- A cow on a grazing allotment near Cle Elum, Washington, was killed by a wolf, federal officials say. The cow’s carcass was discovered last Thursday by a Washington State University graduate student doing research on wolves. The kill was in the range of...

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MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015

FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015

TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015


FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015

THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015



MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015

Idaho wolf packs and distribution reported at the end of 2014. (Idaho Department of Fish and Game)

Enviros haggle over Idaho wolf numbers 96 

PREDATORS -- There's no way and no reason to count every single wolf in Idaho. But some environmental groups that need to stay in the headlines to keep the outrage and money flowing are contesting Idaho's recently released 2014 year-end wolf population estimates. Despite the...

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MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015

This trail cam photo showing two gray wolves near an elk carcass enabled Washington wildlife officials to confirm the Wenatchee Pack. The camera was put out by hunting guide Stuart Hurd in March 2013.

Wolf bills still lurking Washington Legislature 80 

WILDLIFE -- Several of the wolf-related bills introduced in the 2015 Washington Legislature are still alive. Here's an update from the Wenatchee World: OLYMPIA -- State lawmakers in both the house and senate passed bills dealing with wolves that are sponsored by Republicans from northeastern...

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This gray wolf pup is from the Calder Mountain pack along the Montana-Idaho border. Associated Press
 (File Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Idaho reauthorizes fund to control wolves 

PREDATORS — Idaho lawmakers have approved spending $400,000 to control wolves where they threaten livestock, pets or public resources. The Spokesman-Review's Betsy Russell reports that the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee approved the money Tuesday for the Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board. The vote maintains the operating...

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Wolf-killed sheep from Dashiell flock on private timber company land grazing lease in southern Stevens County in August 2014. (Stevens County Cattlemen's Association)

Enviros sue to prevent wolf control in Washington 277 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Turning a cold shoulder to the social and economic issues of wolf recovery, five environmental groups including The Lands Council based in Spokane say they have filed a lawsuit today against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program. The groups are...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25, 2015

Oregon wolf packs at the beginning of 2015 are charted in the state's 2014 Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Annual Report.  (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Report: Oregon wolves multiplied, expanded in 2014 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Oregon has released its draft 2014 Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Annual Report and it's available online. The report, required by the federal government for states dealing with gray wolf recovery, includes the 2014 update for Oregon’s Wolf Population. Nine wolf packs...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 20, 2015

A wolf photographed by a trail camera on at 8:58 a.m. on April 30, 2011, by Western Transportation Institute.  In July, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department said DNA evidence confirmed that a fourth documented wolf pack had been confirmed in Washington. A radio-collared wolf helped them peg the pack in Kittitas County. It's been called the Teanaway Pack. (Western Transportation Institute)

Wolf bills debated in Washington Legislature 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- House and Senate committees in the 2015 Washington Legislature considered bills Wednesday to deal with the issue of livestock-killing wolves in eastern Washington, according to a report by Jacob Rummel of Washington State University's Murrow News Service The bills are aimed at...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 12, 2015

The Ruby Creek wolf was trapped, radio collared and released by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists in 2013 (Rich Landers)

Ruby Creek wolf caught, taken to Wolf Haven 15 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- A wolf that had become habituated to humans, and could cause problems if left in the wild, was captured Wednesday (Feb. 11) by state wildlife officials in northeast Washington and placed in a Western Washington wolf sanctuary. The adult female wolf, the...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 2015

In 2008, the gray wolf, which was re-introduced to the northern Rockies in 1995, flipflopped off and back on the Endangered Species list, endured a brief hunting season in Wyoming, negotiated the Snake River to take up residence in Oregon and had its first comfirmed litter of pups in Washington since the 1930s.  (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Panel tackles wolf issues Thursday at Gonzaga 

ENDANGERED SPECIES --Six panelists with different viewpoints will speak on the revival of wolves in the Northwest during a program tonight, 7 p.m., at Gonzaga University’s Jepson Center, Wolff Auditorium, 502 E. Boone Ave. Moderated by Rich Landers, Outdoors editor at The Spokesman-Review, the discussion...

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