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  • State kills two wolves in Stevens County

    Shooting from a helicopter, a marksman with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife killed two wolves in northeast Washington on Tuesday in the effort to eliminate a pack that …


  • State aims to kill elusive wolf pack

    A wolf pack that acquired a taste for cattle in northern Stevens County this summer is being targeted for elimination, Washington officials announced Friday. “The Wedge Pack has turned to …


  • Landers: Wolf issue as fiery as woods

    Wildfires have smoked out the Inland Northwest hunters and recreationists in many significant areas this month. But before we assess some of the impacts, let’s visit the gray wolf front, …


  • Landers: Wolves make taking dogs into wild risky

    Wolves have changed the playing field in northeastern Washington. Livestock grazers aren’t the only people who must make adjustments as wolves reintroduce themselves to their former range. Hikers, hunters and …


  • Field reports: Wolf pack confirmed; another being hunted

    WILDLIFE – The Colville Tribe confirmed Washington’s ninth wolf pack last week as it trapped and released a 104-pound gray wolf. The new pack has been called the Strawberries Pack.


  • Groups write governor to protest killing wolves

    Seven pro-wolf groups have asked Gov. Chris Gregoire and other state officials to end efforts to kill some of the wolves involved with cattle attacks in northern Stevens County. In …


  • Stevens County ranch reports new wolf attacks

    State wildlife officers responded Thursday to the latest in a monthlong series of wolf attacks on cattle in northern Stevens County. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is considering …


  • Landers: TV show tackles contentious wolf hunting issue

    Washington leaped this week to a contentious milestone in the early stages of its modern wolf management era. The state Fish and Wildlife Department has killed the first gray wolf …


  • Landers: TV show tackles wolf hunting

    Washington leaped this week to a contentious milestone in the early stages of its modern wolf management era.


  • Official kills wolf associated with attacks on cattle

    Washington officials use authority to kill protected wolves after documenting one pack’s pattern of attacking livestock near Laurier.


  • Agency considers wolf action

    A calf injured in a wolf attack in northern Stevens County – the fourth wounded or killed in one cattle herd in four weeks – has left the Washington Fish …


  • People still believe too many myths about wolves

    While wolves generate passionate polarized responses from people who love or hate them, it’s pretty clear that most people don’t give a damn. Speaking before several service clubs in recent …


  • Landers: Truth about wolves escapes many

    While wolves generate passionate polarized responses from people who love or hate them, it’s pretty clear that most people don’t give a damn.


  • Scientist’s family slams elk group for wolf stance

    MISSOULA – The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has removed all references to its Olaus Murie conservation award after the researcher’s family objected to the group’s policy on wolves. In a …


  • Landers: Wolf issues come home to Washington

    Washington is no longer on the sidelines watching Idaho and Montana cope with the explosive revival of a formerly extirpated predator. Gray wolves are commanding more attention from courtrooms to …


  • Landers: Wolf issues come home to Washington

    Washington is no longer on the sidelines watch- ing Idaho and Montana cope with the explosive revival of a formerly extirpated predator.


  • Another wolf pack confirmed in E. Wash.

    Another wolf pack has been confirmed in Eastern Washington.


  • Wolf kills one sheep, injures two others in Spokane County

    A wolf killed one sheep and injured two others on a small Nine Mile Falls ranch earlier this month, the state’s wildlife agency said Friday, marking the first wolf attack …


  • Wolf kills one sheep, injures two others in Spokane County

    Biologists believe a wolf killed one sheep and injured two others on a small Nine Mile Falls ranch earlier this month, marking the first wolf attack on livestock in Spokane …


  • Wolf hunt opponents forgo appeal to Supreme Court

    BILLINGS, Mont. — Wildlife advocates say they decided not to appeal to the Supreme Court to keep wolves on the endangered list in Idaho and Montana after their arguments were …


  • Four wolves in two packs captured, radio collared

    State biologists recently caught two adult male wolves in the Smackout Pack in northeastern Washington, ending a drought of attempts to collar wolves with GPS transmitters to monitor Washington’s expanding …


  • Lost wolf pup finds temporary home

    Campers on Friday outside of Ketchum, Idaho, picked up what they thought was a lost domestic puppy but it turned out to be a wolf.


  • Calf in Methow Valley likely killed by wolves

    OLYMPIA – Federal and Washington state wildlife managers say wolves likely caused fatal injuries to a Methow Valley calf and the landowner would qualify for compensation. State Fish and Wildlife …


  • IDFG: Wolf legally caught

    BOISE – No laws were broken involving a North Idaho trapper who posed for a photo in front of a live wolf caught in a leg-hold trap surrounded by blood-splattered …


  • Man guilty of illegal wolf hunting, transport

    A Twisp man pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to kill a protected wolf and send its pelt to a friend in Canada in return for the friend’s help in illegally …


  • Landers: Hunters must consider their image

    Hunters and trappers have always had a tendency to be their own worst enemies. Nowadays they can do it in a global way.


  • Groups call for investigation into wolf death

    LEWISTON — Two environmental groups are calling on state and federal officials to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a wolf that was trapped and killed in northern Idaho …


  • Field reports: Hundreds of bald eagles wintered in Oregon

    WILDLIFE – The Oregon Wildlife Commission took bald eagles off the state endangered species list recently, five years after the big birds were removed from the federal list. In 1963, …


  • Idaho hunters: Wolves taking too many elk

    KELLOGG – Steve Blahunka used to bow hunt in Idaho’s St. Joe region, but he switched his hunting grounds after he and his buddies saw fewer and fewer elk. Wolves …


  • 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.


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