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TUESDAY, FEB. 10, 2015

Graphic shows range of gray wolves captured in Washington and fitted with GPS collars for monitoring by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife researchers. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)

Wolf Advisory Group expands from 9 to 18 members 27 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Nine members have been added to the committee that advises the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on wolf recovery and management. Their appointments, for two-year terms that run through 2016, bring the Wolf Advisory Group’s membership to 18. Jim Unsworth, who...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 6, 2015

THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 2015

TUESDAY, FEB. 3, 2015

FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 2015

Idaho Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist Lacy Robinson talks about a wolf pup survival study in a public presentation. (Kathy Plonka)

Idaho director weary of wolf-facts distortion 66 

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Since Idaho's main wolf biologist, Jim Hayden, made a routine presentation on the status of the state's wolf population to the state Fish and Game Commission two weeks ago, the spin on the numbers has been dizzying -- and distorting. IFG Director...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2015

This undated image provided by Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks shows a wolf in Montana. (Associated Press)

Montana tries profit incentive to boost wolf control 13 

PREDATORS -- Montana hunters and trappers aren't killing enough wolves to keep the population down to state management goals. So... Montana hunters, trappers may now export wolf pelts In order to keep hunters and trappers interested in wolves, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks successfully requested...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 13, 2015

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2014

This gray wolf howling north of the Grand Canyon was documented in November 2014 as first gray wolf in northern Arizona in more than 70 years. The wolf is wearing a radio collar attached in another Northern Rockies state, but the device is no longer transmitting a signal that would accurately detail the animal's origin. (Arizona Game and Fish Department)

Gray wolf news updates 11-26-2014 13 

PREDATORS -- It's been a quiet week in the region some people would like to call Wolfbegone. But here are a few notes about the species as wolves continues to recover their native range in the Northwest. A Whitman County wolf shooting case is in...

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The gray wolf is an apex predator roaming the Inland Northwest, along with the grizzly bear and mountain lion. Elusive wolves sometimes reveal their presence with a howl. (Associated Press)

Idaho predator derby ruling a win, win, win 53 

WILDLIFE -- Looks like everyone's a winner in this deal. The Idaho predator derby organizers wanted to make a point that they don't like wolves. And they're point was made on a huge stage of publicity. No wolves were killed in a previous derby even...

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MONDAY, NOV. 17, 2014

An example of a billboard in a campaign announced in November 2014 targeting the Spokane area by a group called Washington Residents Against Wolves.

Anti-wolf group initiates Spokane billboard campaign 104 

PREDATORS -- A newly organized anti-wolf group says it's targeting Spokane with a billboard campaign "to inform residents about the reality of an increasing number of wolves in Washington State," according to a media release posted today. Four billboards featuring a snarling wolf are being...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 14, 2014




The Mollies wolf pack during its heydays in Yellowstone National Park. (National Park Service)

Hunting stresses wolves, research indicates 17 

PREDATORS -- Wolf research in the news includes a report on a study revealing indications that wolves suffer stress when heavily hunted. OK.... I wonder if moose and elk are stressed when wolves are in the neighborhood? Some research indicates yes. My English setter is...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 2014

Northeastern Washington's Smackout Pack is known for having a high-percentage of black-furred wolves. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Hunter cleared for shooting at stalking wolf 26 

UPDATED 1 p.m. with quotes from WDFW enforcement chief. A hunter who took a shot at a gray wolf after being virtually surrounded by a pack in northeastern Washington on Oct. 30 has been cleared of any wrongdoing by Washington Fish and Wildlife police who...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 4, 2014

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