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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 3:12 p.m.

Feds: Mexican gray wolves see increase in wild population

There are now more Mexican gray wolves roaming the American Southwest than at any time since the federal government began trying to reintroduce the predators nearly two decades ago.


Conservation groups sue over Oregon’s wolf delisting

Conservation groups argue in a new lawsuit that Oregon violated its own Endangered Species Act by removing the endangered status of gray wolves.


State wildlife staff kills 2 wolves in northeast Washington

State wildlife officials in helicopters have shot and killed two gray wolves in northeastern Washington, and plan on removing more of the animals.


Plan for federal wolf delisting clears U.S. House

As the battle over Oregon’s recent delisting of the gray wolf as endangered is waged in a courtroom, the state’s lone Republican congressman helped convince the House to approve a …


Reward grows in wolf pup poaching case in North Idaho

More than $16,000 in reward money has been offered for tips leading to arrests in the case of wolf pups poached from their den in Kootenai County.


Tips sought in case of North Idaho wolf pups killing

Wolf pups were removed from a den in Kootenai County last month and killed, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, which is asking for the public’s help …


Idaho wolf control actions draw crowd in Coeur d’Alene

Paying government sharpshooters to kill wolves from helicopters in Idaho’s backcountry drew passionate testimony at the state Fish and Game Commission meeting in Coeur d’Alene this week.


Man sentenced for shooting dog he mistook for wolf

A Bonners Ferry man who shot two dogs on a Forest Service Road last year after his dad allegedly told him to “shoot the wolf” was sentenced to two years …


Wolf kills do lower livestock attacks, UW study says, in contradiction to WSU report

Does killing wolves that attack sheep and cattle reduce livestock deaths over the long-run? That’s an issue of scientific debate, with a new study recently published by University of Washington …


New wolf pack confirmed in north-central Washington

A new wolf pack has been confirmed in north-central Washington near the towns of Omak and Twisp, federal and state officials said.


Creepy creatures of Halloween deserve respect, wildlife officials say

European folklore influences how we think about wildlife. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service program distinguishes myth from fact for six Halloween creatures.


Idaho wolf keeper, state at odds over public’s access to animals

COCOLALLA, Idaho – Nancy Taylor says her captive-born wolves enjoy human contact. When she gives paid tours of Wolf People, the wolves come up to the chain-link fence to check …


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.


Dog, mistaken for wolf, shot and killed by teenager in North Idaho

A North Idaho man said his dog was shot on a Forest Service road last weekend by a teen who mistook the husky-malamute cross for a wolf. The dog later …


Wolf worries lead to hiring of wildlife-conflict specialist

The state of Washington has hired an internationally known wildlife-conflict specialist to help defuse tensions over the state’s expanding wolf population. Francine Madden is the executive director of the Human …


State hires wildlife-conflict specialist

The state of Washington has hired an internationally known wildlife-conflict specialist to help diffuse tensions over the state’s expanding wolf population.


Field reports: Wolf numbers up in Northern Rockies

PREDATORS – Gray wolf numbers rose across most of the Northern Rockies last year but dropped in Montana after a concerted effort by officials there to drive down the population …


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 …


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 …


Kretz legislation proposes relocating wolves

Washington’s best wolf habitat is in the southern Cascade Mountains, where vast federal lands support more than 20,000 elk in the state’s two largest herds. State biologists expect wolves to …


In brief: American Camper Report released

Campers have been finding a little more elbow room at campsites across the country in recent years. According to a recent survey, more than 40 million Americans – or 14 …


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 …


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 …


Wolf kills increase livestock deaths, WSU study says

Rob Wielgus noticed something interesting when he studied reports of wolf attacks on sheep and cattle in the Northern Rockies. Killing wolves to reduce livestock predation actually led to more …


Killing wolves to protect livestock doesn’t work in long run, WSU study says

Rob Wielgus noticed something interesting when he studied reports of wolf attacks on sheep and cattle in the Northern Rockies. When wolves were killed to reduce livestock predation, the number …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …