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  • Wolves among predators exacting a toll on elk in Idaho

    Since the return of wolves to Idaho 15 years ago, Idaho’s overall elk population has dropped by 20 percent from 125,000 to about 100,000. Idaho Fish and Game research in …


  • Wolf hunts on hold

    Wolf-hunting seasons scheduled for fall in Idaho and Montana were stopped this summer by a federal lawsuit that put wolves back under federal protection, at least for now. Gray wolves …


  • Wolf killings likely to expand as agencies seek broad authority

    BILLINGS – Government agencies are seeking broad new authority to ramp up killings and removals of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes, despite two recent court actions …


  • Wyoming not apologetic for thwarting wolf plans

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming remains committed to classifying gray wolves as predators that can be shot on sight across most of the state despite complaints that its position will stop …


  • Eye on Boise: U.S. Senate delegation loses ground in digital IQ

    BOISE – There was a time when then-Idaho Sen. Larry Craig was dubbed the “cybersenator” because he was the first U.S. senator to send out podcasts. Now, it seems, our …


  • Idaho adapts to wolf ruling, plans appeal

    BOISE – Idaho’s top wildlife officials have agreed to appeal a federal judge’s decision placing wolves back on the endangered species list, but they’ve also agreed to work with the …


  • Idaho officials to cull up to 80 wolves

    BOISE – The Idaho Fish and Game Department released a plan late Friday to kill 70 to 80 of the 100 or so wolves in the Lolo elk management zone, …


  • Idaho F&G unveils Clearwater wolf-kill plan

    The Idaho Fish and Game Department released a plan late this afternoon to kill 70 to 80 of the 100 or so wolves in the Lolo elk management zone, and …


  • Wolf ruling ends plans for talks on lawsuit settlement

    HELENA – A judge’s ruling to restore federal protections for the Rocky Mountain gray wolf has scuttled settlement talks between the parties involved in a lawsuit that had been scheduled …


  • Judge hears wolf appeal

    MISSOULA – A federal judge heard arguments Tuesday on whether gray wolves in Montana and Idaho should be protected once more under the Endangered Species Act. Wildlife advocates sued the …


  • Judge hears arguments in federal wolf case

    A federal judge heard arguments today on whether gray wolves in Montana and Idaho should be protected once more under the Endangered Species Act and whether those states can ensure …


  • Lethal week for Montana wolves

    Fifteen gray wolves from five different packs were killed in Montana for preying on livestock between May 17 and May 21, making it one of the deadliest five-day stretches in …


  • Wolf plan panelists divided

    Five states are working at dramatically different paces to deal with the reintroduction of gray wolves. Wyoming’s kill ’em on sight plan landed them in last place, mired in court …


  • Ranchers obtain wolf permits

    Five ranchers in northeastern Oregon have permits to shoot wolves if they see the animals attacking their livestock.


  • Group to host talk about gray wolves

    The Spokane County Chapter of Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights will host a talk on expanding gray wolf populations from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Greyhound Park Event …


  • Judge to hear arguments in wolf delisting lawsuit

    A federal judge in Missoula will hear oral arguments on June 15 on whether gray wolves in Montana and Idaho should be removed from the list of federally protected species.


  • Field reports: Wallowa anglers net record kokanee

    FISHING – Northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa Lake is producing state-record kokanee of saltwater proportions. Wan Teece of Enterprise, Ore., caught a 26.25-inch long kokanee weighing 8.23 pounds on March 24.


  • Hunting + fishing

    Fly fishing North Fork Coeur d’Alene River trout have been feeding consistently throughout the day. Skwalas and golden stones are out, and there is always the chance of an afternoon …


  • Wolf hunt season ends with killings shy of limit

    BOISE – Idaho closed the first regulated wolf-hunting season in the lower 48 states Wednesday, and state Fish and Game officials are calling it a success. “I’d be severely disappointed …


  • Montana wolf kills authorized after miniature horse deaths

    MISSOULA — State wildlife officials have authorized killing a pack of wolves that killed four miniature horses near St. Regis.


  • Hunting hasn’t slowed wolves

    At least 1,706 gray wolves in 242 packs and 115 breeding pairs were roaming the Northern Rockies of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming at the end of 2009, according to reports …


  • Wolf stars fade

    After a somewhat dominating 14-year reign in the northwestern corner of Yellowstone National Park, one of the park’s most-prolific and most-viewed gray wolf packs in the world may have perished. …


  • Wolf population rose last year in Northern Rockies

    The wolf population in the Northern Rockies rose last year, but at the slowest rate in nearly 15 years, according to a report released Thursday by U.S. Fish and Wildlife …


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    Sky-high skiers fly at Schweitzer


  • Yellowstone wolves decline in ’09

    PREDATORS – The number of wolves in Yellowstone National Park declined about 23 percent in 2009, a change park biologists say is typical of natural fluctuations for wildlife species. Yellowstone’s …


  • Idaho closes another wolf hunting area

    State wildlife managers say another Idaho wolf hunting zone has been shut down after hunters filled a state quota.


  • Tapeworms infect wolf packs

    A Washington State University wildlife researcher said he was “absolutely shocked to see such a high prevalence” of tapeworms found in Rocky Mountain gray wolves. “Some of these wolves had …


  • Wolves became game for hunters

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s March decision to remove the gray wolf from the endangered-species list in the Northern Rockies gave the green light to open the first wolf hunting seasons …


  • Idaho shuts another wolf hunting zone

    State officials say hunters have reached their limit for killing wolves in a hunting zone in northern Idaho.


  • Idaho may consider extending wolf hunt season

    Idaho wildlife officials are thinking about extending the wolf hunting season in certain hunting zones across the state.

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