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  • SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013, 9:19 P.M.

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2013

    Field Reports: Wolf levels high despite 2012 kills

    PREDATORS – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists confirmed Friday that the Northern Rockies gray wolf population has remained sustainable two years after wolves lost their endangered-species protections in most …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013

    Landers: Wolf repatriation continues to confound

    Washington’s moose, elk and deer herds do not yet appear to be suffering heavy losses from the revival of gray wolves, so far, to the best of the Fish and …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013

    Idaho wolf population decreased by 11 percent in 2012

    Idaho’s gray wolf population fell by 11 percent in 2012, less than wildlife managers hoped for considering the state’s extended hunting and trapping seasons plus agency animal control efforts. At …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013, 8:51 A.M.

    Biologists search for answers to decline of moose

    They seem invincible, the largest species in the deer family, 6-feet tall at the shoulders with mature bulls averaging 1,000 pounds. Yet the moose subspecies found in the lower 48 …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013, 8:50 A.M.

    Moose declining in Idaho, spreading in Washington

    Moose in Washington appear to be bucking the decline that’s plaguing the animals across most of the lower 48 states, a Washington Fish and Wildlife Department biologist says. Rich Harris, …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 17, 2013

    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. …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 17, 2013

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2013

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2013, 6:51 P.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2013

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2012

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012

    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, …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2012

    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.


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 25, 2012

    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 …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2012

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2012

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 2012, 12:43 A.M.

    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.


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2012

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2012

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2012

    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. …


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