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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.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 1:35 p.m.

Wolf kills in northeast Washington not prompting a kill order, for now

Another confirmed wolf kill in northeast Washington has left ranchers and wolf advocates wondering if, and when, wildlife officials will start killing members of the Togo Pack.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 2:05 p.m.

Togo wolf pack members kill another cow in northeast Washington

Members of the Togo wolf pack killed a cow in the Colville National Forest and injured another last week, according to state wildlife officials.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 4:37 p.m.

Two new wolf packs confirmed on Colville Indian Reservation

Two new wolf packs were confirmed on the Colville Indian Reservation this week.


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 4:57 p.m.

Helicopter rescues woman treed by wolves in Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest

Two wolves forced a seasonal U.S. Forest Service into a tree on Thursday.


Student rescued after climbing tree to escape wolves

Authorities say a research student was rescued after she came across wolves northeast of Winthrop, Washington, in a popular recreation area.


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 5:33 p.m.

Idaho family sues US after child sprayed by cyanide trap

An Idaho couple has sued the U.S. government, saying their teenage son still suffers headaches after a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed near their home


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 10:17 a.m.

Mysterious animal shot and killed in Montana was a wolf

A mysterious animal shot and killed in Montana has been identified as a gray wolf.


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 8:14 a.m.

Groups appeal ruling on killing wolves

A coalition of environmental groups has asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a January ruling by a federal judge in Idaho that said a small federal …


Wolves return to Profanity Peak pack area

Wolf pack activity has been documented by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials in the former Profanity Peak pack area.


Montana’s wolf population remains strong

The 2017 Montana Gray Wolf Program’s annual report found that there are about 900 wolves in the state. According to a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks news release, the most …


Chris Bachman: Scientist silenced for telling the truth about wolves

Most of us are familiar with the “Boy Who Cried Wolf.” This is the story of the scientist who cried “truth” and the price attached. Science is humanity’s tool for …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Togo pack kills Ferry County calf; third kill by wolves in 7 months

A wolf, or wolves, from the Togo pack killed a Ferry County calf Sunday. This is the third confirmed kill involving the Togo pack in the past seven months, according …


Oregon officials kill 2 wolves in effort to save cattle

Oregon wildlife officials shot and killed two wolves from a helicopter Wednesday in an attempt to reduce killings of cattle by the predators.


Oregon rancher approved to kill 2 wolves; advocates alarmed

Oregon wildlife officials will allow a cattle rancher in remote northeastern Oregon to kill any two wolves – including a pregnant one – from a new pack that’s been attacking …


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:36 p.m.

Collaborative effort: A Washington cattleman and biologist are working to reduce wolf-livestock conflicts

A fifth-generation cattleman and a wildlife biologist are teaming to help northeastern Washington ranchers coexist with the state’s growing number of gray wolves.


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 7:23 p.m.

Wolf management proposal floated by Spokane-based conservation group asking ranchers to graze cattle on lower Colville National Forest allotments met with suspicion, hope

The Lands Council is proposing that ranchers who have grazing allotments on the Colville National Forest shift their cattle from higher allotments to lower elevation ones.


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

Washington’s gray wolf population increases for ninth consecutive year

Washington’s gray wolf population increased for the ninth consecutive year according to an annual statewide survey, but the increases continue to be primarily in the wolf-rich northeastern quarter of the …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 11:31 a.m.

Idaho Fish and Game kills 10 wolves

Idaho Fish and Game officials killed 10 wolves in an effort to improve elk survival rates in northern Idaho.