Stories tagged: wolf
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 11:19 P.M.
Report: Washington wolves continue steady increase of nearly 30 percent a year
Gray wolves continued their steady increase in population and range in Washington last year despite the deaths of at least 14 animals, according to a 25-page state report on the …
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, 6 A.M.
Gray wolf recovery projects continue to drain millions of dollars from state coffers
Wolves were removed from the Endangered Species protections in Idaho and Montana in 2011 – eight years after wolf numbers had exceeded the minimum set for recovery in both states. …
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 10:16 P.M.
Court rules to lift federal protections for Wyoming wolves
A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled to lift protections that kept gray wolves an endangered species in Wyoming for years after federal officials removed packs in neighboring states from …
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 11:21 A.M.
Feds kill wolf on private land with cyanide trap
Officials say a gray wolf was unintentionally killed in rural northeast Oregon by a cyanide device used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 9:14 P.M.
Bill advances that would exempt some info about wolf attacks
A bill that would exempt from public disclosure personal information about people who report or respond to wolf attacks in Washington state has cleared a House committee.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 10:27 A.M.
Snow delays Oregon wolf count, management plan update
Heavy snow in Oregon in recent months has caused problems for wildlife officials in charge of tracking the state’s wolf population.
TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Field Reports: Profanity Peak Pack removal cost state $135K
Washington wildlife managers spent $135,000 to kill seven of 11 gray wolves in a pack that had attacked or killed about 15 cattle on national forest grazing allotments in northeastern …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 7:38 A.M.
Escaped wolf from eastern Idaho tourist attraction shot, killed
A wolf that escaped a tourist attraction in southeastern Idaho has been shot and killed by its owner.
FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2016, 9:41 P.M.
Biologists hope to capture, re-collar wolf
State and federal biologists are setting out traps nightly in hopes of catching and collaring gray wolf OR-7 or his mate so they can regain the tracking capabilities that allowed …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 9:02 P.M.
Collared wolf dead, 3 others survive in Idaho wilderness
Three of four wolves fitted with tracking collars in a central Idaho wilderness area last year by state officials without federal approval are surviving as another winter approaches.
MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016, 4:41 P.M.
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.
MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016, 12:10 P.M.
Central Oregon man sentenced for poisoning Idaho wolf
A central Oregon man who put poison on a deer carcass in a central Idaho wilderness leading to the death of a wolf and a dog has been sentenced to …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 3:21 P.M.
Conservation groups sue over Oregon’s wolf delisting
Conservation groups argue in a new lawsuit that Oregon violated its own Endangered Species Act by removing the endangered status of gray wolves.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2016, 5:30 P.M.
Landers: Put your own spin on Mount Spokane wolf photo
No one should be surprised that a trail-cam photograph has been circulating of what appears to be a gray wolf on Mount Spokane.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 12:04 P.M.
Montana keeps wolf hunting, trapping quota near Yellowstone
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will keep the quota of wolves that can be hunted or trapped just north of Yellowstone National Park to two.
TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016, 8:39 P.M.
Wolf delisting lawsuit against Oregon reinstated
The Oregon Court of Appeals has decided to reconsider a lawsuit against the state that was dismissed a couple of months ago over its decision last year to remove the …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016, 3:17 P.M.
New wolf pack confirmed in Washington brings total to 19
Washington officially has a new gray wolf pack. State wildlife managers this week reported that part of a northcentral Washington wolf pack has split away and formed a new group.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016, 4:44 P.M.
Breeding season monitors see 50 shades of gray wolf
Chronicling the sex lives of gray wolves in February in Yellowstone National Park combines a strange mix of clinical jargon, voyeurism and hypothermia along the side of Highway 212.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016, 4:39 P.M.
Washington wolves serve as random attraction
Wolves have a legion of admirers willing to spend money to hear the charismatic carnivores howl and see them run and hunt.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016, 4:44 P.M.
Rich Landers: Pet dogs caught up in Idaho’s wolf-control effort
Mary Franzel and her pets almost made it through Idaho’s 2015-16 wolf trapping season unscathed. On Friday, the Clark Fork resident was cross-country skiing north of town on Lightning Creek …
SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016, 1:38 P.M.
Wolf tracker uses Altai Skis for speed, mobility during surveys
Ray Robertson, who does wolf monitoring in the Okanogan County region, is among the growing number of wildlife professionals who are using Altai Skis in their work.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016, 3:24 P.M.
Landers: Wolf management requires a team effort
Allowing gray wolves to naturally reestablish packs in Washington is one of the most divisive wildlife management goals in state history. Some people love wolves for their unique social structure …
SATURDAY, JAN. 30, 2016, 4:37 P.M.
Wolf pack scrutinized after harassing dog near Chewelah
ENDANGERED SPECIES – A northeastern Washington wolf pack is under scrutiny after rural residents fired shots to scare at least five wolves away from a confrontation with their two dogs. …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11, 2015, 4:32 P.M.
Oregon takes wolves off endangered species list
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4-2 on Monday to delist wolves from the state Endangered Species Act throughout the state.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28, 2015, 2:14 P.M.
Collared wolf killed approaching cabin in Blue Mountains
A 9-year-old male collared gray wolf in poor condition was approaching a cabin when the owner shot 10 rounds with a .22 cal. rifle to defend his dogs.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2015
Whitman County wolf kill draws $100 fine
A Palouse farmer who chased and killed a wolf in a crop field last October has been given what wolf advocates are calling a sweet deal by Whitman County prosecutor …
THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 2015
In brief: Wolves making comeback in California wilds
The Oregon wolf, OR-7, first explored the landscape in California in 2011-2012 and now the first settlers have moved into Siskiyou County. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife released …
SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2015
Scat-sniffing dogs unleashing wildlife science
Poop-sniffing dogs could help unlock many mysteries about wolves and their role in the ecosystem. And the dogs could be key to getting the public to understand the science involved, …
THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2015, 5:22 A.M.
Poop-sniffing dogs work for wildlife researchers
Shelter dogs too intense or feisty to be adopted are helping wildlife scientists by doing what comes naturally – running through the woods and sniffing for the poop of other …
SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015
Field reports: Wolves spread into Western Washington
PREDATORS – Gray wolves continue to gain ground across Washington with recent documentation from Mount Spokane to the western slopes of the North Cascades. A canine, apparently a wolf, was …