Stories tagged: wolves
Sun., Aug. 28, 2016, midnight
George Wuerthner: Killing wolves not the solution
What about protecting wolves from repeated depredations by livestock? What about preserving the ecological role of large predators on our public lands?
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, 2:19 p.m.
Profanity Peak wolf pack to be exterminated after cattle kills
The Profanity Wolf Pack has been sentenced to extermination after resuming attacks on cattle this week, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department announced Friday.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 12:44 p.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Managing wolves in Washington requires balance, realism
As popular culture loses daily touch with nature, romanticizing it becomes the dominant attitude. “Wolves are really, really popular if you don’t have any,” northeast Washington state Rep. Joel Kretz …
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
State wildlife staff kill 2 wolves in northeast Washington
State helicopter gunners have shot and killed two adult female wolves in northeastern Washington and efforts to remove wolves are continuing.
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Landers: Put your own spin on Mount Spokane wolf photo
No one should be surprised that a trail-cam photograph has been circulating of what appears to be a gray wolf on Mount Spokane.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
In brief: Mount Spokane road closure delayed
The closure of Mount Spokane State Park road for summer construction has been postponed until Monday, the Washington Department of Transportation says.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
Montana keeps wolf hunting, trapping quota near Yellowstone
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will keep the quota of wolves that can be hunted or trapped just north of Yellowstone National Park to two.
Tue., June 28, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
Reward grows in wolf pup poaching case in North Idaho
More than $16,000 in reward money has been offered for tips leading to arrests in the case of wolf pups poached from their den in Kootenai County.
Mon., June 20, 2016, 10:46 a.m.
Rare red wolf pups emerge from Wolf Haven den
TENINO, Washington – Five rare red wolf pups have ventured outside their den at Wolf Haven International sanctuary south of Olympia KING-TV reported that the pups are just 5 weeks …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 3:17 p.m.
New wolf pack confirmed in Washington brings total to 19
Washington officially has a new gray wolf pack. State wildlife managers this week reported that part of a northcentral Washington wolf pack has split away and formed a new group.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 3:24 p.m.
Briefs: ‘State of the Scotchmans’ sized up in Sandpoint
Once a year the
UPDATED: Wed., June 1, 2016, 3:14 p.m.
Environmental groups challenge federal wolf killing in Idaho
Five conservation groups on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Idaho seeking to stop a federal agency from killing wolves in the state until a new environmental analysis is prepared.
Wed., May 25, 2016, 5 p.m.
Area ranchers get briefing on wolves
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials met with Asotin County ranchers Wednesday at Clarkston to explain the emerging protocols to deal with wolves that prey on livestock, including the …
Tue., May 17, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
Idaho wolf control actions draw crowd in Coeur d’Alene
Paying government sharpshooters to kill wolves from helicopters in Idaho’s backcountry drew passionate testimony at the state Fish and Game Commission meeting in Coeur d’Alene this week.
Tue., May 10, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Matriarch wolf of Washington’s Tucannon pack dies
LEWISTON – The alpha female of southeastern Washington’s Tucannon wolf pack has died, apparently from an infection acquired last week while being trapped and fitted with a radio collar. Donny …
Mon., May 9, 2016, midnight
Rich Landers: Grizzly hunt would be wrong if it was only goal of ESA
The Endangered Species Act gets favorable reviews for ushering the recovery of critters, such as bald eagles, that don’t take up too much space in our lives and emotions. But …
Sat., April 23, 2016, 6 p.m.
Tucannon wolf pack suspected of killing calf in Asotin County
Protected wolves have made their first confirmed strike against livestock in southeastern Washington.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 2:25 p.m.
Oregon plans lethal action against 4 wolves
State wildlife officials said Thursday they plan to kill up to four wolves responsible for attacks on livestock in northeast Oregon, the third time lethal control has been employed since …
Sat., March 19, 2016, 4:44 p.m.
Breeding season monitors see 50 shades of gray wolf
Chronicling the sex lives of gray wolves in February in Yellowstone National Park combines a strange mix of clinical jargon, voyeurism and hypothermia along the side of Highway 212.
Sat., March 19, 2016, 4:39 p.m.
Washington wolves serve as random attraction
Wolves have a legion of admirers willing to spend money to hear the charismatic carnivores howl and see them run and hunt.
Wed., March 16, 2016, 4:44 p.m.
Rich Landers: Pet dogs caught up in Idaho’s wolf-control effort
Mary Franzel and her pets almost made it through Idaho’s 2015-16 wolf trapping season unscathed. On Friday, the Clark Fork resident was cross-country skiing north of town on Lightning Creek …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
Idaho lawmakers back spending another $400,000 to shoot problem wolves
Idaho lawmakers on Tuesday backed another $400,000 expenditure of state general tax funds next year to kill problem wolves – the third straight year of such expenditures – even though …
Sat., March 5, 2016, 1:38 p.m.
Wolf tracker uses Altai Skis for speed, mobility during surveys
Ray Robertson, who does wolf monitoring in the Okanogan County region, is among the growing number of wildlife professionals who are using Altai Skis in their work.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
House backs bill to boost hunting, fishing on public lands
The House on Friday approved a bill to expand access to hunting and fishing areas on public lands, extend protections for the use of lead bullets in hunting and strip …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 12:29 p.m.
Man sentenced for shooting dog he mistook for wolf
A Bonners Ferry man who shot two dogs on a Forest Service Road last year after his dad allegedly told him to “shoot the wolf” was sentenced to two years …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 3:24 p.m.
Landers: Wolf management requires a team effort
Allowing gray wolves to naturally reestablish packs in Washington is one of the most divisive wildlife management goals in state history. Some people love wolves for their unique social structure …
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 6:31 p.m.
Wolf kills do lower livestock attacks, UW study says, in contradiction to WSU report
Does killing wolves that attack sheep and cattle reduce livestock deaths over the long-run? That’s an issue of scientific debate, with a new study recently published by University of Washington …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 3:26 p.m.
Twenty wolves shot from the air in northern Idaho in the past week
Twenty wolves were shot from a helicopter in the Lolo elk zone in northern Idaho, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game announced Wednesday, in a wolf-control operation that lasted …
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 5:09 p.m.
Idaho wolf board officials kept news of kill operation from lawmakers
When the head of an Idaho board charged with killing problem wolves was asked directly by a state senator on Monday how many wolves the board has had killed this …
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
Wildlife officials to kill wolves in remote Idaho region
LEWISTON, Idaho – Federal wildlife services and Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials have joined forces to kill wolves in the Clearwater Region for the third year in a …