Stories tagged: wolves
Sun., March 26, 2017, 4:37 p.m.
Wolf attack in Eastern Oregon leaves 16 chickens, seven geese missing
Wildlife officials say a wolf pack killed at least eight chickens and a goose in Eastern Oregon.
Sun., March 19, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Some fish-wildlife legislation still alive in Olympia
Of more than 2,700 bills introduced by the 2017 Washington Legislature, about 650 made it past the halfway cutoff and were still alive going into this week in Olympia.
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 11:19 p.m.
Report: Washington wolves continue steady increase of nearly 30 percent a year
Gray wolves continued their steady increase in population and range in Washington last year despite the deaths of at least 14 animals, according to a 25-page state report on the …
Sun., March 12, 2017
Parker: Bear and wolf proposal is unconscionable
Senators should vote to leave the protective rule in place – not only to protect our wildlife from politicians’ predatory practices but also to reassure Americans that the chamber still …
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Idaho wolf-killing account to get $400K more for ‘slush fund’
The Idaho Legislature’s joint budget committee voted Wednesday to put another $400,000 in state general tax funds into the Wolf Control Depredation Board next year to kill problem wolves – …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
House OKs bill to exempt some info about wolf attacks
The House has passed a bill that would exempt from public disclosure personal information about people who report or respond to wolf attacks in Washington state.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Board would look for nonlethal ways to control wolves in northeastern Washington
Washington would look for nonlethal ways to keep wolves from killing livestock in four northeast counties under a bill the House passed unanimously Monday.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
Gray wolf recovery projects continue to drain millions of dollars from state coffers
Wolves were removed from the Endangered Species protections in Idaho and Montana in 2011 – eight years after wolf numbers had exceeded the minimum set for recovery in both states. …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Court rules to lift federal protections for Wyoming wolves
A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled to lift protections that kept gray wolves an endangered species in Wyoming for years after federal officials removed packs in neighboring states from …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
Feds kill wolf on private land with cyanide trap
Officials say a gray wolf was unintentionally killed in rural northeast Oregon by a cyanide device used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
Bill advances that would exempt some info about wolf attacks
A bill that would exempt from public disclosure personal information about people who report or respond to wolf attacks in Washington state has cleared a House committee.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
Snow delays Oregon wolf count, management plan update
Heavy snow in Oregon in recent months has caused problems for wildlife officials in charge of tracking the state’s wolf population.
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
Oregon proposal could allow public to hunt ‘problem’ wolves
Oregon wildlife officials have long maintained that no hunting season is planned for the state’s wolf population, even as the number of wolves in state continues to grow.
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Field Reports: Profanity Peak Pack removal cost state $135K
Washington wildlife managers spent $135,000 to kill seven of 11 gray wolves in a pack that had attacked or killed about 15 cattle on national forest grazing allotments in northeastern …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 9:41 p.m.
Biologists hope to capture, re-collar wolf
State and federal biologists are setting out traps nightly in hopes of catching and collaring gray wolf OR-7 or his mate so they can regain the tracking capabilities that allowed …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 9:02 p.m.
Collared wolf dead, 3 others survive in Idaho wilderness
Three of four wolves fitted with tracking collars in a central Idaho wilderness area last year by state officials without federal approval are surviving as another winter approaches.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 4:41 p.m.
Washington wolf shot in Montana after roaming 700 miles
A young gray wolf that left its pack in northeastern Washington this summer traveled about 700 miles before being shot in central Montana last month while attacking sheep.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 4:09 p.m.
Extermination of Profanity Peak wolf pack halted
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has “suspended pursuit” of the Profanity Peak wolf pack that was marked for elimination after repeated killings of cattle in northeast Washington.
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 12:08 p.m.
3 wolf attacks on cattle confirmed in southern Oregon
MEDFORD, Ore. – Authorities say wolves killed two calves and wounded a third last week in western Klamath County. The Mail Tribune reports the area where the animals were killed …
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016, 12:14 p.m.
Oregon wildlife officials seek input on wolf, cougar management
Oregon wildlife officials are seeking input on a plan to manage wolves and cougars throughout the state.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 3:21 p.m.
Conservation groups sue over Oregon’s wolf delisting
Conservation groups argue in a new lawsuit that Oregon violated its own Endangered Species Act by removing the endangered status of gray wolves.
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
In brief: Wolf trapping courses available in North Idaho
Courses required for obtaining a wolf trapping license in Idaho are scheduled in North Idaho in September and October.
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016
Spin Control: Peaceable assemblies not necessarily sensible
The right to peaceably assemble does not guarantee a right to always have the clearest message.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
WSU disavows professor’s statements on Profanity Peak wolf pack, death threats
The killing of a pack of wolves in northeastern Washington to protect cattle is producing death threats for people on both sides of the emotional issue, The Seattle Times (http://bit.ly/2ceSsb9) …
Sun., Aug. 28, 2016
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.