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THURSDAY, SEPT. 21, 2017

FRIDAY, SEPT. 1, 2017

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016

Map updated in June 2016 shows known territories of confirmed wolf packs in Washington. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Wolves kill more cattle in northeastern Washington 57 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Two Washington wolf packs have made documented kills on livestock in northeastern Washington recently. The attacks have been attributed to the Smackout Pack on the Stevens-Pend Oreille county border area as well as the remaining wolves in the Profanity Peak Pack of...

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Although wolf hunting is legal in Wyoming, these hunters go further to make a statement about their attitude toward wolves and their impact on big-game populations in October 2013. (Wind River Outdoor World)

Wyoming in court seeking control of wolves 

PREDATORS – A court in Washington, D.C., is poised to decide whether Wyoming will be allowed to manage wolves within the state, or whether federal management will continue. The Friday hearing before a three-judge panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals comes two years after...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016

TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016

This image provided by the National Park Service shows a gray wolf in the wild. (National Park Service)

Wolf-livestock conflicts up sharply in Wyoming 

PREDATORS -- While Washington is dealing forcefully with a cattle-attacking wolf pack this month, the situation also is contentious elsewhere. Federal officials say the number of conflicts between wolves and livestock in Wyoming is up sharply, exceeding the number of wolves that were killed last...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2016

MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2016

TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016


Gray wolf track.

Calf-eating Wyoming wolf pack on borrowed time 

PREDATORS -- When wolves take a wrong turn, there's no turning back, experts say. Wily Wyoming wolf pack eludes Wildlife Services' sharpshooters The Dell Creek Pack has been preying on livestock on private ranchlands about 25 miles southeast of Jackson. Federal wildlife personnel want all...

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Washington wolf packs and their territories, updated in March 2016. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Wolves kill calf south of Asotin 27 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Wolves recently killed a 4-day-old calf in Asotin County, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed today. "The department’s investigation determined that the calf was killed by one or more wolves yesterday (April 18) in a 90-acre fenced calving area on...

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MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016


Map shows wolf packs and wolf activity documented at the end of 2015 by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Oregon wolves continue to expand, 2015 report shows 11 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Oregon wildlife officials say the state's wolf population increased at least 36 percent through 2015 to a minimum of 110 wolves. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife released its annual 2015 Wolf Report on Monday after completing late-winter surveys to establish...

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MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2016

TUESDAY, NOV. 24, 2015

MONDAY, NOV. 9, 2015

THURSDAY, OCT. 15, 2015

TUESDAY, SEPT. 15, 2015

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, DEC. 29, 2014

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