Stories tagged: wolves
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.
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
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.