Stories tagged: gray wolf
Wed., Nov. 11, 2015, 4:32 p.m.
Oregon takes wolves off endangered species list
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4-2 on Monday to delist wolves from the state Endangered Species Act throughout the state.
Thu., Aug. 27, 2015
In brief: Wolves making comeback in California wilds
The Oregon wolf, OR-7, first explored the landscape in California in 2011-2012 and now the first settlers have moved into Siskiyou County. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife released …
Mon., Aug. 3, 2015, 5:58 p.m.
Second wolf sighted in California
YREKA, Calif. — State wildlife officials said Monday they believe a gray wolf has been roaming the wilds of Northern California.
Sun., March 29, 2015
Out & About: Film on Oregon wolf’s journey screening at The Bing
OUTROAM – A documentary about a radio-collared gray wolf that captured international attention as it roamed for years from Oregon into California and back will screen in Spokane Friday and …
Sat., March 7, 2015
Report: State’s wolf population makes comeback
The wolf population in Washington grew by more than 30 percent and formed four new packs last year, according to an annual survey conducted by the state Department of Fish …
Sun., Feb. 8, 2015
Out & About: Panel brings 6 perspective on wolf revival
OUTBACK – Hunter, biologist, conservationist, cattleman, philosopher, ethicist – these six perspectives will take on the topic of gray wolf reintroduction during a special panel discussion, 7 p.m. Thursday at …
Sat., Jan. 17, 2015
Wolves, predators of caribou, will be killed by B.C. wildlife officials
Up to 24 wolves in British Columbia just north of Idaho will be shot by helicopter gunners this winter in an effort to save the 18 remaining southern Selkirk Mountains …
Wed., Jan. 14, 2015, 9:35 a.m.
Citation issued in wolf shooting on Rathdrum Mountain
A North Idaho man who says he shot a wolf that appeared to be crouched down as if to attack his three dogs on the southern end of Rathdrum Mountain …
Sun., Jan. 11, 2015, 7 a.m.
Polarized wolf groups battle with billboards
Opposing views of gray wolf recovery in Washington are on display in a Spokane-area battle of the billboards. The Defenders of Wildlife, a national wildlife advocacy group, has contracted for …
Thu., Dec. 25, 2014
Wildlife officials track new reports of wolves
While a sheep-killing gray wolf may still roaming in Whitman County, a new wolf pair has been confirmed in Asotin County and another pair has been reported near the Chelan-Okanogan …
Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
Landers: Wolf issue should be decided by facts, not fear
The latest rumor about gray wolves in Washington surfaced at a Spokane County Commissioners meeting Tuesday. According to a county cattleman, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has been …
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
Wildlife officials investigate Whitman County wolf kill
The first sheep kill attributed to a wolf in Whitman County is being investigated by Washington wildlife officials. One ewe in a flock of about 1,200 was killed Friday on …
Fri., Nov. 21, 2014, 3:56 p.m.
Gray wolf confirmed in Grand Canyon
Wildlife officials have confirmed the first gray wolf in northern Arizona in more than 70 years.
Sun., Nov. 9, 2014
Hunter fires gun during wolf encounter
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 …
Sun., Nov. 2, 2014
Vanity plates helping fund wolf efforts
Washington drivers who pay extra for personalized license plates on their vehicles play a big role in managing wolves. The 2013 Legislature earmarked $10 from the purchase or renewal of …
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
In brief: All game and fish possession requires documentation
Helping a friend or family member haul a deer or elk out of the mountains can get a person a ticket without proper documentation. Same goes for transporting or sharing …
Tue., Oct. 14, 2014
Farmer being investigated for shooting gray wolf in Whitman County
A farmer is being investigated in the shooting of an endangered gray wolf in Whitman County on Sunday. The wolf was shot southwest of Pullman, said Washington Department of Fish …
Thu., Oct. 9, 2014
Landers: Hunter honored to name wolf pack
Bob Jensen is a big-game hunter, one of the three Washington wildlife watchers featured in a Sunday Outdoors story who found a new Washington wolf pack and earned the prize …
Sun., Oct. 5, 2014, 5:21 a.m.
Naming a wolf pack is prize for citizens who discover a pair or more
While they view predators from widely different viewpoints, Steve Gilbertson, a hiker, Ross Hurd, a rancher, and Bob Jensen, a hunter, are among Washington’s most distinguished wolf watchers. Each had …
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014
Wolf to be captured, relocated to wildlife park
A female wolf that’s become too comfortable hanging around homes and domestic dogs near Ione will be captured and put in a Western Washington wildlife park, Washington Department of Fish …
Sun., Sept. 21, 2014
Wolf impact on elk keeps heat on wildlife managers
Idaho elk hunters have had to adapt to a “new normal” that looks a lot different from boom years of the 1990s, when the harvests topped 25,000 three times, in …
Sun., Sept. 21, 2014
Hunters, trappers play role in managing Idaho wolves
Idaho’s traditional elk-hunting breadbasket – those mountainous, backcountry units stretching from the Selway country down through the Salmon River country – continues to falter at producing elk. Wolves are part …
Sun., Aug. 24, 2014
State targets wolf pack
A death sentence has been issued for a portion of a wolf pack that’s killed at least 22 sheep this month in southern Stevens County. Efforts to haze and deter …
Sat., Aug. 23, 2014, 6:36 p.m.
Helicopter gunners target wolves in Stevens County
A death sentence has been issued for a portion of a wolf pack that’s killed at least 22 sheep this month in southern Stevens County.
Thu., Aug. 21, 2014
Lethal force authorized for wolves preying on Stevens County sheep
A northeastern Washington wolf pack that’s acquired a taste for sheep could get a taste of lethal force. A rancher and state wildlife officials herding 1,800 sheep away from the …
Sat., Aug. 16, 2014
Wolves kill 14 sheep in year’s first taking in Washington
Wolves killed 14 sheep in northeastern Washington this week, state Department of Fish and Wildlife officials said Friday. Agency field staff confirmed that one or more wolves from the Huckleberry …
Fri., Aug. 15, 2014, 12:41 p.m.
Wolves kill 14 sheep in Stevens County
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed that one or more wolves from the Huckleberry Pack in southern Stevens County killed 12 sheep Aug. 11 and two more …
Thu., May 29, 2014
Rich Landers: An issue of prey, not the endangered predator
Wildlife managers are tiptoeing through the recovery of gray wolves in Washington. Some special-interest groups are entrenched poles apart, with livestock growers and hunters who have the most to lose …
Sun., March 16, 2014
Out & About: Rare wolf-dog hookup indicates wolf population thin
OUTBRED – Last week, the saga of wolf recovery in Washington took a strange tryst. News that a large domestic guard dog got loose and mated with a female gray …
Wed., March 12, 2014
Agency spays endangered wolf after dog impregnated it
A domestic dog that took a monthlong romp on the wild side in Pend Oreille County forced Washington wildlife officials to capture and spay an endangered female gray wolf on …