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  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Rules sought for conflicts over wolves

    Northeast Washington ranchers have begun moving their cattle to remote Forest Service meadows, where many of the herds will spend the summer grazing in territory occupied by the state’s growing …


  • Idaho Department of Fish and Game defends handling, collaring wolf pups

    Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials say the value of the information gained about wolf pup behavior and survival is worth the slight risk that accompanies handling and collaring …


  • Idaho biologists find, monitor wolf pups

    The wolf pup had downy fur and a chubby little belly. But as it bolted from the den, it already showed signs of an adult wolf’s fleetness. Lacy Robinson was …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Washington confirms 4 new wolf packs

    Gray wolves established four new packs and expanded their territory in Washington over the past year, according to the annual status report on the state endangered species released Saturday by …


  • Wolf 47 works full-time for Washington wildlife researchers

    Conventional wisdom in northeastern Washington suggests that gray wolves are lurking everywhere – that is, until you try to catch one. Capturing a wolf for research ranges from dangerous to …


  • Idaho biologist develops way to track wolf pup survival rate

    Lacy Robinson needed to know how many North Idaho wolf pups survived their first year. Not an easy task, the state wildlife biologist soon realized. Most wolf pups looked alike …


  • Timing is of the essence for many wild animals

    Winter doesn’t put a chill on the reproductive instincts of certain wild critters. When you’re hot, you’re hot, even if the temperatures are not. Critters such as wolves and great …


  • Timing is of the essence for many wild animals

    Winter doesn’t put a chill on the reproductive instincts of certain wild critters. When you’re hot you’re hot even if the temperatures are not.


  • 2013 outdoors: Wolf issues

    The gray wolf, reintroduced to the Rockies in the mid-1990s, continued to leave its mark across the Northwest in 2013 and into the legislatures. Here are some highlights. • Idaho …


  • Dogs vulnerable to Idaho wolf traps

    Idaho’s wolf trapping season rekindles the anxiety a Sandpoint woman suffered in February as her dog, with a cable locked around its neck, nearly choked to death in her arms. …


  • Hunt for elk proves more challenging

    NEAR ST. MARIES – Calob Wilson sat on the tailgate of his dad’s pickup, dandling a rack of antlers on his knees. It was the opening weekend of rifle season, …


  • Landers: Wolf presentation focuses on gray areas

    State agencies charged with managing wolves that are naturally repopulating their range in Washington are poked like dead meat in every direction by sportsmen, ranchers, wolf-loving zealots and rural district …


  • Landers: Wolf presentation focuses on gray areas

    State agencies charged with managing wolves that are naturally repopulating their range in Washington are poked like dead meat in every direction by sportsmen, ranchers, wolf-loving zealots and rural district …


  • Predators a powerful attraction

    LAMAR VALLEY, Wyo. – Yellowstone tourists are riveted to their spotting scopes, watching a life-and-death scene unfold. Bison are plunging into the swift-flowing Lamar River to widen the distance between …


  • Experts study wolf skeletons for clues into behavior

    The wolf’s skull told a painful story. Teeth were broken and missing; the jawbone infected. An injury – probably caused by a kick to the wolf’s face – had also …


  • In debate over protecting wolves, public opinion runs deep

    LAMAR VALLEY, Wyo. – Seeing wolves for the first time left Jimmy Jones awestruck. Wolves were mythic, larger-than-life creatures to the 59-year-old Los Angeles resident. Yet there they were, two …


  • From rival to hated enemy

    It’s not surprising that fairy tales give us the “big, bad wolf.” Anti-predator feelings run deep in our mythology and heritage, says Jim Garry, a storyteller, naturalist and one-time cowboy …


  • Landers: Wolf chases Sandpoint cyclist on Alaska Highway

    Growing up in the Yukon, Melanie Klassen had seen numerous bicycle tourists pedaling the Alaska Highway, but never one with a canine companion running behind him. “I thought it was …


  • Wolf ban could be lifted

    Ending federal protections for gray wolves could hinder dispersal of the keystone predators west of the Cascades, slowing or halting them from recolonizing suitable habitat in Western Washington and Oregon, …


  • Administration proposes dropping wolf protections

    The Obama administration on Friday will propose lifting most of the remaining federal protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move that would end four decades of …


  • Field Reports: Oregon wolf dies from parvovirus

    CRITTERS – The first case of parvovirus in Oregon wolves has been documented by the Oregon State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. The wolf known as OR19, found dead by Oregon …


  • Landers: WFWD needs public’s help

    “Wolves are the most challenging wildlife issue on the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department’s plate this year, bar none,” says Nate Pamplin, assistant director. “And we don’t want to be …

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