Stories tagged: wolves
Thu., Feb. 23, 2012, 8:19 a.m.
Aerial gunners kill 14 wolves in North Idaho
Federal wildlife agents shot and killed 14 wolves from helicopters in Idaho’s remote Lolo Zone earlier this month.
Sat., Jan. 28, 2012
Exhibit sets record straight on Quileutes
WASHINGTON – Elaborate headdresses, drawings of rituals and a basket, all with wolf themes, are part of a new exhibit at the Smithsonian trying to make a point: The Quileute …
Tue., Jan. 17, 2012, 7:49 a.m.
Idaho wildlife official clears wolves in dog death
WALLACE — A state wildlife official says an investigation has failed to find clear evidence that a dog died in an attack by wolves last week in northern Idaho.
Sun., Jan. 15, 2012
Hungry wolf pack rearranges balance in Yellowstone Park
Typically content to stay in Yellowstone National Park’s remote Pelican Valley where they specialize in killing bison, Mollie’s wolf pack has migrated more than 20 miles to the Lamar Valley …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2012
Fish and Wildlife appointee criticized
The appointment of an Eastern Washington environmentalist to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has upset some rural officials, who say their small-town values are unfairly being pushed aside in …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2011
Wolf protection ends in Midwest
ATLANTA, Mich. – After devoting four decades and tens of millions of dollars to saving the gray wolf, the federal government wants to get out of the wolf-protection business, leaving …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2011, 8:01 a.m.
Gray wolves rebound but face uncertain future
After devoting four decades and tens of millions of dollars to saving the gray wolf, the federal government wants to get out of the wolf-protection business, leaving it to individual …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2011
Field reports: State Parks staff to be cut 30 percent
PUBLIC LANDS – Nearly a third of Washington’s year-round state parks staffers are being notified this week they likely will be laid off as a result of lagging sales of …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2011, 4:09 p.m.
White House moves to clarify endangered species listings
The Obama administration proposed a new rule today that would end a practice in which some endangered species were classified differently in neighboring states.
Sun., Dec. 4, 2011
Panel approves proposed wolf plan
OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission on Saturday approved a proposed plan for managing gray wolves, a decision sure to spark criticism from hunting and livestock groups that …
Sun., Nov. 27, 2011
Commission will consider wolf proposal next weekend
After four years of development, extensive public review – and lingering controversy – the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider adopting a plan for managing wolves as they re-establish …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2011
Idaho wolf trapping season opens Tuesday
The first wolf trapping season since the predators were reintroduced to the Rocky Mountains will open in selected areas in the north half of Idaho on Tuesday. Demand is high …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2011, 6:12 p.m.
Idaho wolf trapping season starts next week
Idaho’s first wolf trapping season since the predators lost federal protections this year starts Tuesday, and a trapping supply shop says it’s already boosted revenue.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2011
Wolf hunts get court hearing
PASADENA, Calif. – Wildlife advocates appeared in federal court Tuesday seeking to stop gray wolf hunts that are already well under way in the Northern Rockies, arguing that Congress overstepped …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2011
Panel considers wolf plan
Washington is already home to five packs of gray wolves, and state wildlife managers are planning for more. On Thursday, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission deliberated on a wolf …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2011
State’s wolf plan meeting today
As Washington Fish and Wildlife officials are slashing budgets for existing programs, they’re meeting in Spokane today to deal with yet another new challenge – wolves. The state Fish and …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2011
Yellowstone wolf skeletons studied
BILLINGS – Yellowstone National Park wolves tend to be healthier than wolves in other areas, based on an examination of about 160 of their skeletons over the last three years, …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2011, 3:31 p.m.
Washington groups petition to strip protections from wolves
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — Two groups have filed a petition with the Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife to strip endangered species protections from gray wolves in the eastern …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2011
Field reports: Columbia refuge mulls camping, hunting changes
OUTPLAN – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is preparing a new management plan for the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge, which could mean changes for campers, hunters and anglers. The …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2011
Idaho targets wolves
An archery hunter near Bozeman killed the first wolf to be harvested in the gray wolf hunting seasons that opened in Montana earlier this month. And at least 10 gray …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2011
Captive wolf on the lam
When Mark Earls saw a shaggy, white wolf crossing a road in North Idaho’s Hoodoo Valley, he pulled out his cellphone to snap a picture of it. “What boggled him …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2011
Montana begins wolf hunt season
BILLINGS – Gray wolf hunts are under way in Montana and Idaho as state officials seek to sharply reduce the predator’s numbers in hopes of curbing attacks on livestock and …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2011
Landers: Idaho wolf tag sales lagging, so far
Idaho wolf tag purchases are barely better than home sales. Maybe it’s the economy or the recent lawsuits that threatened to stall the hunting season again, but wolf permits are …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2011
Federal poaching trial rescheduled
The federal trial for a Methow Valley ranch family accused of killing protected wolves and trying to smuggle pelts out of the country has been rescheduled to Jan. 30. The …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2011, 3:29 p.m.
Landers: Idaho wolf tag sales lagging
Idaho wolf tag purchases are barely better than home sales.
Sun., Aug. 14, 2011
Groups ask court to halt wolf hunts
BOISE – Environmentalists have asked a federal appeals court for an emergency injunction to halt wolf hunts scheduled to start in a few weeks in Idaho and Montana. The request …
Fri., July 29, 2011, 1:12 p.m.
Idaho panel sets wolf hunting season, quotas
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted a 10-month-long wolf hunting season in the upper Clearwater River basin Thursday and also increased the trapping season beyond what was recommended by …
Thu., July 28, 2011, 3:05 p.m.
Idaho commission approves wolf hunt rules, dates
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved a new set of rules guiding public hunting and trapping of wolves in the state’s forests and backcountry.
Sun., July 24, 2011
Area wolf poaching case to trial in September
The case of a Methow Valley ranch family accused of killing protected wolves and smuggling their hides out of the country is set for federal trial in Spokane this fall. …
Fri., July 8, 2011, 9:39 a.m.
Idaho wolf hunting plan: No limit
Idaho is planning a fall wolf hunt with no overall limit - and no limits in four zones, the Panhandle, Lolo, Selway and Middle Fork zones - because of “documented …