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UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Wolves prove resilient, but proposal could curtail expansion

A proposal to strip gray wolves of their remaining federal protections could curtail their rapid expansion across vast swaths of the U.S. West and Great Lakes, yet the predators already …


After beloved wolf’s shooting near Cooke City, baiting rumors rile mountain town

Questions about whether some Cooke City residents are baiting wolves has raised the hackles of a few of the remote town’s business owners.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 2:10 p.m.

Stevens County Commissioners issue wolf safety announcement

The Stevens County Commissioners announced that wolf “packs have come very close to homes in several areas of Stevens County,” Tuesday.


Environmental groups withdraw from Oregon wolf plan talks

Environmental groups have withdrawn from talks aimed at updating the wolf management plan in Oregon.


Spokane-area photographer captures image of beloved Yellowstone wolf nearly a year before she’s killed by a hunter

Nearly a year ago, Craig Goodwin was driving through Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley when he saw a group of people convened by the side of the road.


Popular Yellowstone wolf falls to Montana hunter

A Montana hunter has legally killed a wolf that was popular with photographers and wolf watchers in Yellowstone National Park.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

House of Representatives votes to delist gray wolves, bill’s future uncertain in Senate

The House of Representatives voted 196-180 on Friday to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48. The legislation will next head to the Senate.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 11:05 a.m.

House of Representatives votes to delist gray wolves

The House of Representatives will vote Friday on whether to delist gray wolves in the contiguous United States.


Reflecting on 40 years of change in Yellowstone following wolf reintroduction

Longtime wolf researcher Mark Boyce presented a paper reflecting on his 40 years of work – as well as the work of some of his students and colleagues – on …


Washington wildlife officials order killing of members of two more wolf packs

For the first time Washington wildlife officials will attempt to kill wolves from three separate packs.


WDFW considers killing Togo pack members after attack on calf

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed that a member or members of the Togo wolf pack attacked and injured a calf on Oct. 26.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 5:57 p.m.

Fish and Wildlife approves killing of remaining two wolves in the old Profanity Peak pack area

The final two members of a wolf pack occupying the old Profanity Peak Pack area will be killed, according to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife news release.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 3:10 p.m.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks Wolf Advisory Group candidates

Washington’s Wolf Advisory Group is looking for new candidates to serve on the citizen committee that advises the department on wolf recovery and management.


Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial candidate warns Democrat he’ll ‘stomp all over your face with golf spikes’

Amid calls from Republicans for more civility in politics, the party’s gubernatorial nominee in Pennsylvania posted a video Friday on Facebook in which he warns Gov. Tom Wolf, D, of …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

Washington wildlife officials order killing of wolves in old Profanity Peak Pack territory

State wildlife officials ordered the killing of more wolves, Wednesday.


Idaho commission says wolf-livestock kills hit record in past year

Idaho’s Rangeland Resources Commission says wolf attacks on livestock in Idaho hit a record over the past year, and they’re anticipating more this summer.


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Three wolves killed in central Idaho after sheep attacks

Three wolves have been killed by federal authorities in central Idaho near Stanley, an action blasted by an environmental group.


Wyoming OKs increased wolf hunting season

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission on Wednesday approved a wolf hunting season this fall that allows for hunters to take up to 58 wolves, up from the 44 that …


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 4:01 p.m.

Mysterious wolf-like animal found in Montana igniting online speculation

A mysterious creature was shot and killed in Montana earlier this month.


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

Wolf researcher who accused WSU of silencing him gets $300K to settle lawsuit and go away

A leading wolf researcher has agreed to leave Washington State University at the end of the spring term in return for $300,000 to settle a suit he brought over infringement …


UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

Imported guard dogs deployed as part of U.S. wolf-sheep study

Nearly 120 dogs from three large breeds perfected over centuries in Europe and Asia to be gentle around sheep and children but vicious when confronting wolves recently underwent a study …


‘I just want out’: Large carnivore conservation lab director opens up about relationship with WSU

Robert Wielgus has been at the center of a whirlwind of conflict with his employer, Washington State University.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 7:36 p.m.

State wildlife officials confirm wolf killed alpaca

Investigators from the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife have confirmed that wolves killed an alpaca on private land in Union County.


Groups ask governor to reopen wolf killing investigation

More than a dozen conservation groups have asked Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s office to reopen an investigation into the Oct. 27 killing of a wolf by a hunter who claimed …


Third federally protected gray wolf killed in Oregon

Another gray wolf has been found dead in Oregon, marking the third such unsolved death of a federally protected wolf in the past year, state and federal wildlife officials said. …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 7:35 p.m.

Oregon hunter fatally shoots wolf; claims self-defense

Oregon State Police say an elk hunter alerted the agency that he killed a wolf in self-defense, after initially believing he shot a coyote.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 1:11 p.m.

Reward offered for info on wolf-killing poacher in Oregon

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and five conservation groups have teamed up to offer $15,500 for information about the illegal poaching of a federally protected gray wolf that was …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 9:30 p.m.

Wildlife managers track daughter of famous OR-7 wolf

State and federal wildlife managers will again be able to track gray wolf OR-7’s Rogue Pack now that one of his presumed offspring is sporting a new GPS collar.


Analysis counters WSU profs’ opposition to wolf killing

A Washington State University professor erred in controversial research released in 2014 suggesting that killing wolves that attack cattle is counterproductive because it stimulates more attacks, according to a statistical …


Oregon authorities kill wolf following cattle attacks

ENTERPRISE, Ore. – Oregon wildlife officials have killed a fourth member of a wolf pack in the northeast part of the state. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife tells …