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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:43 p.m.

Idaho F&G Commission unanimously rejects wolf-baiting, at least for now

In a unanimous vote, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission has rejected the idea of allowing hunters to bait wolves, at least for now. A large majority of the public …


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 12:58 p.m.

Idaho may offer hunters bounties for bad wolves, allow bait

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has proposed putting bounties on problem wolves and allowing hunters to lure wolves with bait.


Idaho draft wolf plan has predator’s fans, foes howling

Officials at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are likely to release a draft of their plan next month, and wolf critics claim the agency is going soft on …


Washington wolf shot in Montana after roaming 700 miles

A young gray wolf that left its pack in northeastern Washington this summer traveled about 700 miles before being shot in central Montana last month while attacking sheep.


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 …


Out & About: Rare wolf-dog hookup indicates wolf population thin

OUTBRED – Last week, the saga of wolf recovery in Washington took a strange tryst. News that a large domestic guard dog got loose and mated with a female gray …


Idaho officials seek to allow wolf baiting in Panhandle

Hunters in the Idaho Panhandle would be allowed to bait wolves under a proposal being discussed by state officials. Idaho Fish and Game officials want more hunters to take a …


2013 outdoors: Wolf issues

The gray wolf, reintroduced to the Rockies in the mid-1990s, continued to leave its mark across the Northwest in 2013 and into the legislatures. Here are some highlights. • Idaho …


Idaho Senate OKs wolf fund

BOISE – The Senate voted 26-8 to divert money from a Department of Fish and Game hunter-access program to wolf control, an effort backed by the state’s livestock industry. Wednesday’s …


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 …


Wolf hunts affect Yellowstone study

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – Yellowstone National Park has lost a record number of wolves to this year’s hunting season, and that’s left scientists scrambling to keep years of research …


Landers: Tough decisions loom for wolves

How Washington will handle the gray wolves that are moving into the state and expanding at a rapid rate is a work in progress. But while the methods are debatable, …


Fewer wolves killed

LEWISTON – Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials say hunters have killed 116 wolves this hunting season through Dec. 15, about the halfway point of the 2012-’13 wolf hunting …


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 …


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 …


Man guilty of illegal wolf hunting, transport

A Twisp man pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to kill a protected wolf and send its pelt to a friend in Canada in return for the friend’s help in illegally …


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 …


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 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 …


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 …


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 …


Idaho commission approves wolf hunt rules, dates

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved a new set of rules guiding public hunting and trapping of wolves in the state’s forests and backcountry.


Idaho wolf hunting plan: No limit

Idaho is planning a fall wolf hunt with no overall limit - and no limits in four zones, the Panhandle, Lolo, Selway and Middle Fork zones - because of “documented …


Despite reservations, Otter signs wolf measure

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has signed into law a measure to allow the state to declare a disaster due to wolves and take emergency measures to combat the …


Otter signs wolf disaster bill into law

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has signed into law a measure to allow the state to declare a disaster due to wolves and take emergency measures to combat the animals.


Otter, officials to discuss wolf hunt

LEWISTON – Officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game plan to meet with Gov. Butch Otter on Monday to discuss a public wolf hunting season. “We will be …


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 …