Stories tagged: wolves
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 …
Mon., June 4, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
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.
Fri., June 1, 2018, 8:12 a.m.
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 …
Fri., June 1, 2018
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 …
Wed., April 18, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
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.
Tue., April 10, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
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.
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
10 wolves killed in northern Idaho to boost elk numbers
Federal officials have killed 10 wolves in northern Idaho at the request of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to boost elk numbers, and state officials say more might …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 10:10 p.m.
Idaho can keep data on animals tracked illegally amid appeal
Idaho officials don’t have to destroy information right away that came from tracking collars placed on wolves and elk by a helicopter crew that landed illegally in a wilderness area …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 5:17 p.m.
Famous Yellowstone elk herd rebounds two decades after wolf reintroduction
The Northern Yellowstone elk herd, one of the most famous and closely watched in the world, is finally growing at a healthy clip.
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 4:17 p.m.
‘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: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 12:40 p.m.
Liberty Lake man fined $8,000 for killing wolves
An eastern Washington state man who killed two wolves has been fined more than $8,000.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Idaho wolf control board seeks another $400K next year to kill problem wolves
A state board charged with contracting to have problem wolves killed asked state lawmakers for another $400,000 on Friday, though the board has received that amount from the state each …
Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
Livestock owners concerned about wolves in Boise foothills
Federal officials say there have been no reports of livestock kills associated with a seven-member wolf pack that roamed in the Boise foothills last spring.
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 9 a.m.
Spokane group adds money to wolf poaching reward
After two wolves were illegally killed in northeast Washington in November and December a slew of nonprofit conservation groups offered rewards leading to conviction.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
Reward for wolf poacher raised to $20,000
The reward for information leading to the conviction of an alleged poacher has grown to $20,000.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 5:07 p.m.
Poachers kill two wolves in northeast Washington, at least one in Stevens County
Two wolves were illegally killed in northeast Washington last month, according to Conservation Northwest officials.
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
Oregon delays vote on wolf plan that could lead to hunting
Oregon officials are delaying a decision about whether to adopt a new wolf management plan that could eventually open the door for a wolf hunt.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
Report: Wolf population increase not hurting deer numbers
The growing population of wolves in eastern Washington state does not appear to be hurting the populations of deer, elk, moose and bighorn sheep, according to a report issued this …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 5:12 p.m.
Author Nate Blakeslee explores value of one wolf’s life
“American Wolf,” the nonfiction story of an alpha female in Yellowstone, drew about 150 people to the December meeting of The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
Idaho fighting order to destroy wilderness wolf, elk data
Idaho officials are challenging a federal court order to destroy information collected from tracking collars placed on elk and wolves obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Wolves’ return to Oregon brings conflict and opportunity
Today, Oregon’s statehood is secure, but the future of its wolf population once more hangs in the balance. Wolves have returned after decades, and this time, humans are having a …
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
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: 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.