Wolf seen hunting near Wenatchee is a heads up to everyone

PREDATORS -- A wolf witnessed hunting a deer in a Wenatchee residential area Tuesday is a dose of reality a little too close to home for some people. It's a reminder that urban deer need to be controlled, and that we need to have measures...


The first year of a wolf, from conception

WILDLIFE -- Northern Rockies gray wolf packs are highly structured socially. Only the alpha male and alpha female breed. Generally, according to Washington Fish and Wildlife biologists: Mating occurs in January. Pups are born in dens in April and the pack supports the nursing mother...

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20, 2013

Wash. lawmakers pass wolf bills out of committee

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Two of several gray wolf-related bills being considered in the 2013 Washington Legislature have passed out of committee and could be considred by the Senate. Andy Walgamott of Northwest Sportsman has this update on the status of the bills.

TUESDAY, FEB. 19, 2013

Washington wolf packs detailed

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Although Idaho won't be releasing its 2012 year-end gray wolf surveys report until March, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department released its federally required report last week, as we reported. The details are posted on the agency's gray wolf webpage, but Andy...

FRIDAY, FEB. 15, 2013

Wolf numbers doubled in 2012, Washington report confirms

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Although the unofficial estimates have been out for weeks, the Washington Fish and Wildlife today confirmed that the number of confirmed gray wolves and wolf packs in the state nearly doubled during the past year. Based on field reports and aerial monitoring...

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