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  • 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 …


  • Hungry wolf pack rearranges balance in Yellowstone Park

    Typically content to stay in Yellowstone National Park’s remote Pelican Valley where they specialize in killing bison, Mollie’s wolf pack has migrated more than 20 miles to the Lamar Valley …


  • State offers training on wolf kills

    Washington state wildlife officials said they’re willing to train Stevens County sheriff’s deputies on how to identify livestock that has been killed by wolves. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife …


  • Fish and Wildlife appointee criticized

    The appointment of an Eastern Washington environmentalist to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has upset some rural officials, who say their small-town values are unfairly being pushed aside in …


  • Wolf protection ends in Midwest

    ATLANTA, Mich. – After devoting four decades and tens of millions of dollars to saving the gray wolf, the federal government wants to get out of the wolf-protection business, leaving …


  • Field reports: State Parks staff to be cut 30 percent

    PUBLIC LANDS – Nearly a third of Washington’s year-round state parks staffers are being notified this week they likely will be laid off as a result of lagging sales of …


  • Panel approves proposed wolf plan

    OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission on Saturday approved a proposed plan for managing gray wolves, a decision sure to spark criticism from hunting and livestock groups that …


  • Commission will consider wolf proposal next weekend

    After four years of development, extensive public review – and lingering controversy – the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider adopting a plan for managing wolves as they re-establish …


  • Idaho wolf trapping season opens Tuesday

    The first wolf trapping season since the predators were reintroduced to the Rocky Mountains will open in selected areas in the north half of Idaho on Tuesday. Demand is high …


  • Wolf hunts get court hearing

    PASADENA, Calif. – Wildlife advocates appeared in federal court Tuesday seeking to stop gray wolf hunts that are already well under way in the Northern Rockies, arguing that Congress overstepped …


  • Panel will consider halt to wolf hunt

    With more than 150 gray wolves shot in the Northern Rockies so far this fall, a panel of federal judges on Tuesday is scheduled to consider an emergency halt to …


  • Panel considers wolf plan

    Washington is already home to five packs of gray wolves, and state wildlife managers are planning for more. On Thursday, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission deliberated on a wolf …


  • State’s wolf plan meeting today

    As Washington Fish and Wildlife officials are slashing budgets for existing programs, they’re meeting in Spokane today to deal with yet another new challenge – wolves. The state Fish and …


  • Field reports: Columbia refuge mulls camping, hunting changes

    OUTPLAN – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is preparing a new management plan for the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge, which could mean changes for campers, hunters and anglers. The …


  • Captive wolf on the lam

    When Mark Earls saw a shaggy, white wolf crossing a road in North Idaho’s Hoodoo Valley, he pulled out his cellphone to snap a picture of it. “What boggled him …


  • Idaho targets wolves

    An archery hunter near Bozeman killed the first wolf to be harvested in the gray wolf hunting seasons that opened in Montana earlier this month. And at least 10 gray …


  • Montana begins wolf hunt season

    BILLINGS – Gray wolf hunts are under way in Montana and Idaho as state officials seek to sharply reduce the predator’s numbers in hopes of curbing attacks on livestock and …


  • Landers: Idaho wolf tag sales lagging, so far

    Idaho wolf tag purchases are barely better than home sales. Maybe it’s the economy or the recent lawsuits that threatened to stall the hunting season again, but wolf permits are …


  • Federal poaching trial rescheduled

    The federal trial for a Methow Valley ranch family accused of killing protected wolves and trying to smuggle pelts out of the country has been rescheduled to Jan. 30. The …


  • Groups ask court to halt wolf hunts

    BOISE – Environmentalists have asked a federal appeals court for an emergency injunction to halt wolf hunts scheduled to start in a few weeks in Idaho and Montana. The request …


  • Area wolf poaching case to trial in September

    The case of a Methow Valley ranch family accused of killing protected wolves and smuggling their hides out of the country is set for federal trial in Spokane this fall. …


  • Rules on Idaho wolf hunt include no statewide quota

    Idaho’s upcoming wolf hunt will be managed like other big game seasons, with no statewide quota on the number of wolves that can be killed, state officials said Friday. About …


  • Wolf’s delisting could imperil other species

    WASHINGTON – The Endangered Species Act has long had its foes, particularly in the West. But in recent months, the law has taken an unprecedented hit from Congress. Republicans, led …


  • Three indicted on charges in endangered wolf deaths

    A federal grand jury has indicted a Twisp, Wash., man for illegally killing two wolves near his property and trying to ship one of the pelts to Canada. After Tom …


  • Aerial killing of wolves called off

    LEWISTON – Aerial gunners in a helicopter have killed at least five wolves in north-central Idaho since Wednesday in an effort to protect elk herds, but the hunting has been …

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