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  • Field reports: Settlement paves way for wolf delisting, hunting revenue

    FISHING – The tradition of Washington salmon season being debated and set on the West Side as been altered to give East Siders access to the process. On Wednesday, the …


  • Conflicts cloud return of gray wolves

    It’s been just 2 ½ years since Canis lupus took up residence in the rolling hills above Eastern Washington’s Methow Valley. But the gray wolf’s return to Washington after a …


  • Out & About: Art Wolfe to share photos at Whitworth

    Art Wolfe to share photos at Whitworth OUTSEE – Wildlife photographer and Public TV “Travels to the Edge” host Art Wolfe will give a lecture and slide show Tuesday, 7 …


  • Field reports: Roosevelt cabins could be removed

    PUBLIC LANDS – The National Park Service may require the removal of 25 private cabins that have been built and upgraded within the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. That’s one …


  • Mange study trims wolves

    Paul Cross found out it takes about five people to hold down an adult gray wolf for a shave. The disease ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Bozeman was …


  • Field reports: Wolverines, wolves, trout

    WILDLIFE – Researchers studying wolverines in the North Cascades have new hopes pinned on their latest catch – Mattie. The young female may be pregnant, and if she is, she …


  • Cattlemen sue feds over region’s wolves

    Washington Cattlemen’s Association has filed a lawsuit in Eastern Washington that challenges the wolf’s endangered status throughout the Northern Rockies.


  • Idaho delegation sponsors only one successful bill

    KETCHUM, Idaho – Idaho’s congressional delegation sponsored 52 bills during the 111th Congress, one of which became law. That was Democrat Rep. Walt Minnick’s measure to designate a Nampa post …


  • Idaho panel suspends wolf management

    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday endorsed a decision by Gov. Butch Otter to halt state management of wolves.


  • Wolf talks at impasse, Schweitzer says

    BILLINGS – Montana’s governor said negotiations to remove gray wolves from the endangered species list have hit an impasse after Wyoming and Idaho refused to go along with an Interior …


  • State, federal leaders continue wolf talks

    BILLINGS – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and governors from three Northern Rockies states resumed negotiations Thursday to remove the region’s wolves from the endangered list, but reached no conclusions. Western …


  • Wolf negotiations resume, but no consensus

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and governors from three Northern Rockies states resumed negotiations today to remove the region’s wolves from the endangered list, but reached no conclusions.


  • Landers: Audacious wolves add spice to Inland Northwest life

    Grizzlies and cougars can get our attention, but wolves are the all-stars of whipping up human emotions. To see them or even just to hear their howling can freeze us …


  • Salazar, states discuss wolf management

    After years of legal wrangling over wolf management, the Obama administration and the governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming on Monday discussed crafting an end-game – including whether Congress should …


  • Governors meet with Salazar on wolf management

    After years of legal wrangling over wolf management, the Obama administration and the governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming on Monday discussed crafting an end-game - including whether Congress should …


  • Run-in with wolves puts nature in new perspective

    A North Idaho woman said she was confronted by at least four wolves between Tensed and Plummer as she walked alone up her rural driveway at dusk on Saturday. The …


  • North Idaho sheriff denies raffle targets wolves

    GRANGEVILLE, Idaho – A northern Idaho sheriff said he is not advocating the illegal shooting of federally protected wolves by offering a hunting rifle and a shovel as the prize …


  • Chances slim for wolf bills in this Congress

    BILLINGS – Lawmakers from the Northern Rockies say pending bills aimed at getting gray wolves off the endangered species list have little chance of passage this year. A time crunch, …


  • Feds delay decision on Idaho wolf killing

    LEWISTON – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service won’t be able to respond to Idaho’s petition to kill wolves in the upper Clearwater River Basin as soon as hoped, an …


  • Montana elk hunters shoot wolf

    Two Montana hunters abandoned the meat from their elk and fled with their horses as a pack of wolves harassed them. After shooting in the air did not scare the …


  • Pend Oreille wolf pack likely won’t stay as large

    A wolf pack with a dozen members has been spotted in northern Pend Oreille County, a state wildlife biologist confirmed. The pack, one of three confirmed in Washington state, consists …


  • Gridlock on wolves alienates key allies

    An impasse over wolf management in the Northern Rockies is alienating hunters and ranchers, groups whose support is crucial to the canny predators’ long-term success in the region, experts say. …


  • Allred wants to retain state control of wolves

    BOISE – Keith Allred, Democratic candidate for governor of Idaho, announced Thursday that he opposes Gov. Butch Otter’s decision to pull Idaho out of wolf management, and that if elected, …


  • Idaho pulling back on wolves

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter ordered state wildlife managers Monday to stop arresting poachers and investigating illegal killings of wolves, saying the state is getting out of wolf management. Without the …


  • Idaho won’t manage wolves under ESA

    After talks with the federal government collapsed, Gov. Butch Otter ordered Idaho wildlife managers today to relinquish their duty to arrest poachers or to even investigate when wolves are killed …


  • Mont. lawmaker alleges non-protection of wolves in Idaho

    MISSOULA – Idaho officials are disputing a claim by Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg of Montana that Idaho won’t enforce federal protection of wolves. The Missoulian reported that Rehberg on Thursday …


  • Idaho, Montana propose wolf hunts

    Documents released Monday show that Montana is seeking federal approval to kill 186 endangered gray wolves in a special “conservation hunt,” and neighboring Idaho wants permission to remove up to …


  • Mont., ID seek wolf kills despite fed protection

    Documents released today show that Montana is seeking federal approval to kill 186 endangered gray wolves in a special “conservation hunt” and neighboring Idaho wants permission to remove up to …


  • Crapo, Risch sponsor wolf delisting bill

    Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch introduced legislation Wednesday to remove Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in Idaho and Montana, as well as portions of Washington, Oregon and …


  • Risch, Crapo to introduce bill to delist ID, MT wolves

    Idaho’s U.S. senators introduced a measure to lift Endangered Species Act protections from wolves in Idaho and Montana, as well as portions of Washington, Oregon and Utah.

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