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  • Out & About: Poacher offers $6K to ease conscience

    OUTREPENT – Saying he’s been burdened with guilt, a Montana man has mailed Washington wildlife officials $6,000 to compensate for deer he said he killed illegally – more than 40 …


  • Field Reports: Montana curbs increase of wolves

    PREDATORS – Montana wildlife officials say hunting and other measures have turned the tide on the growth of gray wolf populations increasing since the 1900s. At least 625 wolves inhabited …


  • Field reports: Deer killing prompts $5,000 reward

    POACHING – Up to $5,000 in rewards is being offered for a tip that leads to the conviction of the culprits in the latest spree poaching case in Eastern Washington. …


  • Wolves in Washington nearly double in year

    The number of gray wolves in Washington nearly doubled in the past year, according to a new survey released Friday by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. The survey …


  • Landers: Outdoors issues hot topic in Olympia

    Issues from the great outdoors are trying to see the light of day in the 2013 Washington Legislature. Wolf reintroduction and the cash-poor state parks are issues likely to generate …


  • Landers: Outdoors issues hot topic in Olympia

    Issues from the great outdoors are trying to see the light of day in the 2013 Washington Legislature. Wolf reintroduction and the cash-poor state parks are issues likely to generate …


  • Wolf makes California his home

    Like many out-of-state visitors, the lone gray wolf that trotted across the border from Oregon has taken a liking to California. He went back and forth between the two states …


  • Idaho wolf trapping to open, dog owners warned

    For the second year, wolves will join furbearers as targets during Idaho’s winter trapping season. Although trappers must take a course in safe techniques before they can purchase a wolf-trapping …


  • Wolves alter field for hunts

    While Idaho sportsmen will be hunting for wolves again this season, hunters in both Idaho and Washington will be hunting with wolves in the area. Either way, wolves have changed …


  • State aims to kill elusive wolf pack

    A wolf pack that acquired a taste for cattle in northern Stevens County this summer is being targeted for elimination, Washington officials announced Friday. “The Wedge Pack has turned to …


  • Landers: Wolf issue as fiery as woods

    Wildfires have smoked out the Inland Northwest hunters and recreationists in many significant areas this month. But before we assess some of the impacts, let’s visit the gray wolf front, …


  • Field reports: Wolf pack confirmed; another being hunted

    WILDLIFE – The Colville Tribe confirmed Washington’s ninth wolf pack last week as it trapped and released a 104-pound gray wolf. The new pack has been called the Strawberries Pack.


  • Groups write governor to protest killing wolves

    Seven pro-wolf groups have asked Gov. Chris Gregoire and other state officials to end efforts to kill some of the wolves involved with cattle attacks in northern Stevens County. In …


  • Stevens County ranch reports new wolf attacks

    State wildlife officers responded Thursday to the latest in a monthlong series of wolf attacks on cattle in northern Stevens County. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is considering …


  • Landers: TV show tackles contentious wolf hunting issue

    Washington leaped this week to a contentious milestone in the early stages of its modern wolf management era. The state Fish and Wildlife Department has killed the first gray wolf …


  • Official kills wolf associated with attacks on cattle

    Washington officials use authority to kill protected wolves after documenting one pack’s pattern of attacking livestock near Laurier.


  • Agency considers wolf action

    A calf injured in a wolf attack in northern Stevens County – the fourth wounded or killed in one cattle herd in four weeks – has left the Washington Fish …


  • People still believe too many myths about wolves

    While wolves generate passionate polarized responses from people who love or hate them, it’s pretty clear that most people don’t give a damn. Speaking before several service clubs in recent …


  • Scientist’s family slams elk group for wolf stance

    MISSOULA – The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has removed all references to its Olaus Murie conservation award after the researcher’s family objected to the group’s policy on wolves. In a …


  • Landers: Wolf issues come home to Washington

    Washington is no longer on the sidelines watching Idaho and Montana cope with the explosive revival of a formerly extirpated predator. Gray wolves are commanding more attention from courtrooms to …


  • Wolf attack surprised even officials

    NINE MILE FALLS – Two brothers were starting their morning chores when they noticed that their sheep had escaped from the pen. The flock was scattered across a field, where …


  • Rancher may shoot wolf that killed calf

    A wolf recently killed a calf in Stevens County, and the rancher has permission to shoot the animal if it attacks the Diamond M Ranch’s herd again, state officials said. …


  • Wolf kills one sheep, injures two others in Spokane County

    A wolf killed one sheep and injured two others on a small Nine Mile Falls ranch earlier this month, the state’s wildlife agency said Friday, marking the first wolf attack …


  • Wolf kills one sheep, injures two others in Spokane County

    Biologists believe a wolf killed one sheep and injured two others on a small Nine Mile Falls ranch earlier this month, marking the first wolf attack on livestock in Spokane …


  • Lost pup was a wolf, tests show

    A DNA test shows that a pup picked up outside of Ketchum, Idaho, on May 25 is a wild wolf.


  • Four wolves in two packs captured, radio collared

    State biologists recently caught two adult male wolves in the Smackout Pack in northeastern Washington, ending a drought of attempts to collar wolves with GPS transmitters to monitor Washington’s expanding …


  • Wolves fitted with tracking collars on reservation

    Two gray wolves were trapped on the Colville Reservation this week and outfitted with tracking collars.


  • Landers: Hunters must consider their image

    Hunters and trappers have always had a tendency to be their own worst enemies. Nowadays they can do it in a global way.


  • Field reports: Hundreds of bald eagles wintered in Oregon

    WILDLIFE – The Oregon Wildlife Commission took bald eagles off the state endangered species list recently, five years after the big birds were removed from the federal list. In 1963, …


  • State biologist dreads Hollywood portrayal of wolves

    Wolves are coming to the big screen today in “The Grey,” a man-versus-beast thriller starring Liam Neeson. When their plane crashes in Alaska’s frozen wilderness, a bunch of oil-field roughnecks …

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