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  • Out & About: Panel brings 6 perspective on wolf revival

    OUTBACK – Hunter, biologist, conservationist, cattleman, philosopher, ethicist – these six perspectives will take on the topic of gray wolf reintroduction during a special panel discussion, 7 p.m. Thursday at …


  • 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 …


  • Washington groups petition to strip protections from wolves

    ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — Two groups have filed a petition with the Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife to strip endangered species protections from gray wolves in the eastern …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …

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