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TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015

Washington wolf packs continue to evolve.

Tue., July 21, 2015, 5:28 p.m.

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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THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015

MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015

FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015

TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015

MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015

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

Mon., April 13, 2015, 6:01 a.m.

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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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015

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

Wed., March 11, 2015, 8:57 a.m.

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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FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015

TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015

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)

Tue., March 3, 2015, 10:25 a.m.

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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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)

Thu., Feb. 12, 2015, 3:20 p.m.

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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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)

Fri., Jan. 30, 2015, 6:04 a.m.

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)

Thu., Jan. 29, 2015, 3:04 p.m.

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 peltsIn order to keep hunters and trappers interested in wolves, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks successfully requested tags...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2015

MONDAY, JAN. 12, 2015

FRIDAY, JAN. 9, 2015

MONDAY, DEC. 8, 2014

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.

Mon., Nov. 17, 2014, 3:33 p.m.

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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TUESDAY, NOV. 4, 2014

Coyotes are very visible and active in winter. They also have thick, luxurious fur coats to keep them warm.

Tue., Nov. 4, 2014, 7:15 a.m.

Utah's $50 bounty on coyotes may be boosting mule deer 

HUNTING -- Although credible evidence has suggested that wholesale killing of coyotes ultimately stimulates coyotes to produce more pups, Utah officials say a $50 bounty on the predators is contributing at least somewhat to the state's recovery of mule deer. However, wildlife managers say habitat...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 2014

Coyotes are very visible and active in winter. They also have thick, luxurious fur coats to keep them warm.

Thu., Oct. 23, 2014, 3:37 p.m.

Sheep rancher: coyote control counterproductive 

PREDATORS - One Idaho livestock grower is joining the growing ranks of going against the grain on traditional predator control: Federal agency killed 2,773 coyotes in Idaho in 2013Most of the coyotes killed by Idaho Wildlife Services in Blaine County were killed at the request...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22, 2014

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

Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, 10:15 a.m.

Ruby Creek wolf continues to elude state trappers 25 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- A gray wolf that was deemed too comfortable with being around rural homes and pet dogs near Ione, Wash., has eluded state trappers intending to put the female wolf into captivity at wildlife facility near Tenio, Wash. State Fish and Wildlife officials...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 2014

MONDAY, OCT. 13, 2014

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)

Mon., Oct. 13, 2014, 5:11 p.m.

Wolf shot in Whitman County; charges pending 151 

Updated 8 p.m. with response from state Fish and Wildlife police chief. ENDANGERED SPECIES -- A farmer is being investigated in the shooting of a gray wolf in Whitman County on Sunday. The wolf was shot southwest of Pullman, said Washington Department of Fish and...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 7, 2014

This gray wolf image was captured in 2007 by a remote sensor camera set up by state biologists in the LeClerc Creek drainage of Pend Oreille County two days after a cow elk triggered the camera shutter in the same spot. The photo helped document that wolves were moving into Washington. A breeding pack was documented in 2009. Photo courtesy of Washington Fish and Wildlife Department.
 (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Tue., Oct. 7, 2014, 8:31 a.m.

State sets wolf management meeting in Lynnwood 

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Looks like Washington wildlife officials are planning to turn the other cheek after tonight's public meeting on wolf management in Colville. The West Side public will have an opportunity to discuss wolf management with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife leaders during...

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