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  • California targets dairy cows to combat global warming

    California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock.


  • Flooded North Carolina farms are likely littered with drowned livestock

    At least tens of thousands of chickens, hogs and other livestock are feared dead in floodwaters that washed over factory farms and towns in eastern North Carolina following Hurricane Matthew.


  • Ranch purchase adds to huge Montana wildlife reserve

    A huge Montana nature reserve added a 47,000-acre historic ranch to its patchwork of lands along the Missouri River on Friday, a significant step in a privately funded effort to …


  • Tucannon wolf pack suspected of killing calf in Asotin County

    Protected wolves have made their first confirmed strike against livestock in southeastern Washington.


  • Farmers struggling as markets overflow with milk, grain, livestock

    As farmers gear up for spring planting, those who sell crops on the commodities markets stand to lose buckets of money from low prices that are beyond their control.


  • Republicans seek land funding change

    WASHINGTON – The lights went out last week for a program that has supported local and national parks for 50 years, but maybe not for good. Legal authority for money …


  • Viral disease killing hundreds of deer in the region

    A drought-stoked outbreak of viral disease first detected in August is killing hundreds deer from the Colville area south to the Lewiston region, wildlife biologists from Washington and Idaho say.


  • New members appointed to Wolf Advisory Group

    Nine members have been added to the committee that advises the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on wolf recovery and management. Their appointments, for two-year terms that run through …


  • Wildlife officials investigate Whitman County wolf kill

    The first sheep kill attributed to a wolf in Whitman County is being investigated by Washington wildlife officials. One ewe in a flock of about 1,200 was killed Friday on …


  • New wolf pack blamed for cow, calf deaths in Ferry County

    A northeastern Washington wolf pack so new it hasn’t been formally recognized has been blamed for attacking cattle in Ferry County. The Profanity Pack has been linked to cattle kills …


  • Stevens County ranchers move sheep after wolves kill 24

    A Stevens County family moved 1,800 sheep off private grazing land over the weekend to protect their flock from wolves that have killed at least two dozen of the animals …


  • State targets wolf pack

    A death sentence has been issued for a portion of a wolf pack that’s killed at least 22 sheep this month in southern Stevens County. Efforts to haze and deter …


  • Helicopter gunners target wolves in Stevens County

    A death sentence has been issued for a portion of a wolf pack that’s killed at least 22 sheep this month in southern Stevens County.


  • Lethal force authorized for wolves preying on Stevens County sheep

    A northeastern Washington wolf pack that’s acquired a taste for sheep could get a taste of lethal force. A rancher and state wildlife officials herding 1,800 sheep away from the …


  • Wolves kill 14 sheep in year’s first taking in Washington

    Wolves killed 14 sheep in northeastern Washington this week, state Department of Fish and Wildlife officials said Friday. Agency field staff confirmed that one or more wolves from the Huckleberry …


  • Wolves kill 14 sheep in Stevens County

    The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed that one or more wolves from the Huckleberry Pack in southern Stevens County killed 12 sheep Aug. 11 and two more …


  • Frustrated by regulations, ranchers build slaughterhouse co-op

    Ed Gross thinks connoisseurs of the “Eat Local” movement would jump at the chance to buy his beef. He manages about 300 head of Black Angus cattle for Spokane Hutterian …


  • Landers: Wolf presentation focuses on gray areas

    State agencies charged with managing wolves that are naturally repopulating their range in Washington are poked like dead meat in every direction by sportsmen, ranchers, wolf-loving zealots and rural district …


  • 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 …


  • Bills address wolf control, compensation

    OLYMPIA – Legislators in different chambers approved two very different plans Friday to address the growing wolf population in Eastern Washington. The Senate voted to allow people to shoot wolves …


  • 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. …


  • CdA says no to pigs as urban pets

    COEUR D’ALENE — Don’t expect to see pot-bellied pigs among the list of acceptable urban pets in Coeur d’Alene any time soon.


  • Fladry barriers hold off wolves

    Long ago, Polish peasants tied old rags onto ropes, creating corrals that funneled wolves into areas where they could be killed easily. Wary of the unfamiliar objects, the wolves refused …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


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