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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.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 9:23 a.m.

Wolves kill two calves, one cow in Ferry County

The carcasses of two calves and a cow were discovered in Ferry County early in January.


Environmental groups withdraw from Oregon wolf plan talks

Environmental groups have withdrawn from talks aimed at updating the wolf management plan in Oregon.


Yellowstone wolf’s killing raises questions

The November killing of a Yellowstone wolf outside the park has generated “hundreds” of emails and phone calls to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials suggesting that the hunt was …


Wolf advisory group meeting in Spokane

Washington’s Wolf Advisory Group is scheduled to meet Tuesday and Wednesday in Spokane following a difficult year of state wolf management.


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.


Legendary Yellowstone wolf was killed by hunter; years later, her daughter was, too

It was a chance encounter between Marc Cooke and 926F. The wolf looked as though she could be a dog. It paced about 50 yards off the road where Cooke’s …


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: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

Canine steals deer from Stevens County hunter

A canine chased Eastern Washington University student Andrew Norby away from a buck he shot Oct. 20.


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.


Dr. Robert Wielgus: The wolf wars in Washington can easily be prevented

Once again, wolves in the old Profanity pack territory (OPT) are being lethally controlled by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife because of livestock depredations by wolves in the …


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.


State will kill remaining 2 wolves of pack killing cattle

The state has decided to kill the remaining two wolves from a pack that has repeatedly preyed on cattle in the Kettle River Range of Ferry County.


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.


Wolf killed in old Profanity Peak pack area

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife killed another wolf in the old Profanity Peak Pack area, Friday.


GOP seeks changes to species law, including stripping wolf protection, after grizzly hunts halted

Galvanized by court rulings protecting grizzly bears and gray wolves, Congressional Republicans on Wednesday launched a push for sweeping changes to the Endangered Species Act despite strong objections from Democrats …


State continues efforts to kill some members of wolf pack

Washington state officials have determined that wolves from a pack in northeast Washington have injured five additional calves, and they continue efforts to kill some pack members.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 4:44 p.m.

Washington officials kill wolf in former Profanity Peak pack area, another cow killed

A member of the wolf pack occupying the old Profanity Peak pack area was shot and killed Sunday.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 2:04 p.m.

Judge rejects effort to temporarily halt killing of wolves

A Washington state judge on Friday rejected efforts to temporarily block the killing of wolves that are preying on livestock in Ferry County.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

U.S. rejects request for information on Idaho wolf attacks

The U.S. government says it doesn’t have to release information to an environmental group concerning investigations into livestock deaths in Idaho that can result in wolves being killed for preying …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

Officials confirm that Togo wolf is injured after being shot by rancher in northeast Washington

A member of the Togo wolf pack was shot and injured last week.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 1:03 p.m.

Frustrated northeast Washington politicians meet after judge blocks killing of Togo pack wolves

Politicians and ranchers in northeast Washington are chafing after two environmental groups from outside the state temporarily blocked the legal killing of members of the Togo wolf pack.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 5:44 p.m.

Ferry County rancher claims to have shot wolf in self defense, wildlife officials investigating

State wildlife officials are investigating the reported shooting of a member of the Togo pack.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Washington wildlife officials order members of Togo wolf pack killed, lawsuit temporarily delays action

State officials ordered the lethal removal of wolves from the Togo pack in northeast Washington, Monday. However, environmental groups quickly filed a lawsuit temporarily blocking the action.


Sue Lani Madsen: Living with wolves takes guts, knowledge

It takes guts for a bureaucrat to act decisively without clear policy as a safety net. Fortunately for a young researcher treed by wolves, somebody had guts.