Stories tagged: wolves
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011
Budget would delist wolves
BILLINGS – Gray wolves in Montana and Idaho would be taken off the endangered list under the budget bill pending before Congress, two Western lawmakers said. Inclusion of the language …
SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2011
Field reports: Settlement paves way for wolf delisting, hunting revenue
FISHING – The tradition of Washington salmon season being debated and set on the West Side as been altered to give East Siders access to the process. On Wednesday, the …
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011
Litigants endorse settlement allowing wolf hunts to go on
BILLINGS – Facing mounting pressure from Congress, wildlife advocates and the U.S. Department of the Interior on Friday reached an agreement to lift gray wolf protections in Idaho and Montana …
FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011, 12:01 P.M.
Deal would lift wolf protection in Idaho, Montana
Facing mounting pressure from Congress, wildlife advocates and the U.S. Department of Interior today reached an agreement to lift gray wolf protections in Montana and Idaho and allow hunting of …
SUNDAY, FEB. 27, 2011
Field reports: Roosevelt cabins could be removed
PUBLIC LANDS – The National Park Service may require the removal of 25 private cabins that have been built and upgraded within the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. That’s one …
SUNDAY, FEB. 20, 2011
Mange study trims wolves
Paul Cross found out it takes about five people to hold down an adult gray wolf for a shave. The disease ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Bozeman was …
SUNDAY, FEB. 20, 2011
Field reports: Wolverines, wolves, trout
WILDLIFE – Researchers studying wolverines in the North Cascades have new hopes pinned on their latest catch – Mattie. The young female may be pregnant, and if she is, she …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16, 2011, 12:55 P.M.
Cattlemen sue feds over region’s wolves
Washington Cattlemen’s Association has filed a lawsuit in Eastern Washington that challenges the wolf’s endangered status throughout the Northern Rockies.
FRIDAY, FEB. 11, 2011, 10:57 A.M.
Lawmaker’s plan would let wolf kills go unpunished
A North Idaho Republican says the state should not punish people who kill federally protected gray wolves.
THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 2010, 10:02 A.M.
Former Idaho candidate urges residents to kill wolves
A failed Idaho gubernatorial candidate has told a crowd they should take matters into their own and start killing wolves.
THURSDAY, DEC. 9, 2010
Idaho panel suspends wolf management
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday endorsed a decision by Gov. Butch Otter to halt state management of wolves.
TUESDAY, DEC. 7, 2010
Wolf talks at impasse, Schweitzer says
BILLINGS – Montana’s governor said negotiations to remove gray wolves from the endangered species list have hit an impasse after Wyoming and Idaho refused to go along with an Interior …
FRIDAY, DEC. 3, 2010
State, federal leaders continue wolf talks
BILLINGS – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and governors from three Northern Rockies states resumed negotiations Thursday to remove the region’s wolves from the endangered list, but reached no conclusions. Western …
THURSDAY, DEC. 2, 2010, 5:21 P.M.
Wolf negotiations resume, but no consensus
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and governors from three Northern Rockies states resumed negotiations today to remove the region’s wolves from the endangered list, but reached no conclusions.
THURSDAY, DEC. 2, 2010
Landers: Audacious wolves add spice to Inland Northwest life
Grizzlies and cougars can get our attention, but wolves are the all-stars of whipping up human emotions. To see them or even just to hear their howling can freeze us …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1, 2010, 7:09 P.M.
Rich Landers: Wolves always hot topic
Grizzlies and cougars can get our attention, but wolves are the all-stars of whipping up human emotions.
TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 2010
Salazar, states discuss wolf management
After years of legal wrangling over wolf management, the Obama administration and the governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming on Monday discussed crafting an end-game – including whether Congress should …
MONDAY, NOV. 29, 2010, 12:35 P.M.
Governors meet with Salazar on wolf management
After years of legal wrangling over wolf management, the Obama administration and the governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming on Monday discussed crafting an end-game - including whether Congress should …
MONDAY, NOV. 29, 2010
Run-in with wolves puts nature in new perspective
A North Idaho woman said she was confronted by at least four wolves between Tensed and Plummer as she walked alone up her rural driveway at dusk on Saturday. The …
SUNDAY, NOV. 28, 2010
North Idaho sheriff denies raffle targets wolves
GRANGEVILLE, Idaho – A northern Idaho sheriff said he is not advocating the illegal shooting of federally protected wolves by offering a hunting rifle and a shovel as the prize …
MONDAY, NOV. 22, 2010
Chances slim for wolf bills in this Congress
BILLINGS – Lawmakers from the Northern Rockies say pending bills aimed at getting gray wolves off the endangered species list have little chance of passage this year. A time crunch, …
MONDAY, NOV. 8, 2010
Feds delay decision on Idaho wolf killing
LEWISTON – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service won’t be able to respond to Idaho’s petition to kill wolves in the upper Clearwater River Basin as soon as hoped, an …
FRIDAY, NOV. 5, 2010, 9:11 P.M.
Montana elk hunters shoot wolf
Two Montana hunters abandoned the meat from their elk and fled with their horses as a pack of wolves harassed them. After shooting in the air did not scare the …
FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010
Pend Oreille wolf pack likely won’t stay as large
A wolf pack with a dozen members has been spotted in northern Pend Oreille County, a state wildlife biologist confirmed. The pack, one of three confirmed in Washington state, consists …
THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 2010
Gridlock on wolves alienates key allies
An impasse over wolf management in the Northern Rockies is alienating hunters and ranchers, groups whose support is crucial to the canny predators’ long-term success in the region, experts say. …
FRIDAY, OCT. 22, 2010
Allred wants to retain state control of wolves
BOISE – Keith Allred, Democratic candidate for governor of Idaho, announced Thursday that he opposes Gov. Butch Otter’s decision to pull Idaho out of wolf management, and that if elected, …
TUESDAY, OCT. 19, 2010
Idaho pulling back on wolves
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter ordered state wildlife managers Monday to stop arresting poachers and investigating illegal killings of wolves, saying the state is getting out of wolf management. Without the …
MONDAY, OCT. 18, 2010, 12:45 P.M.
Idaho won’t manage wolves under ESA
After talks with the federal government collapsed, Gov. Butch Otter ordered Idaho wildlife managers today to relinquish their duty to arrest poachers or to even investigate when wolves are killed …
MONDAY, OCT. 18, 2010
Mont. lawmaker alleges non-protection of wolves in Idaho
MISSOULA – Idaho officials are disputing a claim by Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg of Montana that Idaho won’t enforce federal protection of wolves. The Missoulian reported that Rehberg on Thursday …
FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 2010, 12:42 P.M.
$10,000 in rewards offered in killing of Ore. wolf
Rewards totaling $10,000 were offered today for information in the killing of a federally protected wolf in northeastern Oregon.