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Eye On Boise wolves archive

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018

10 wolves killed in northern Idaho to boost elk numbers

Federal officials have killed 10 wolves in northern Idaho at the request of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to boost elk numbers, and state officials say more might be killed this winter. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services said Wednesday that workers used a helicopter in the Clearwater National Forest in late February...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28, 2018

FRIDAY, JAN. 26, 2018

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6, 2017

 In this Jan. 14, 1995, file photo, a wolf leaps across a road into the wilds of Central Idaho. Idaho officials are challenging a federal court order to destroy information collected from tracking collars placed on elk and wolves obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho wilderness area. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, requested a stay of the judgment in U.S. District Court in Idaho pending an appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. (AP/File / Douglas Pizac)

Idaho fighting order to destroy wilderness wolf, elk data

Idaho officials are challenging a federal court order to destroy information collected from tracking collars placed on elk and wolves obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho wilderness area. Idaho Department of Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore on Tuesday requested a stay of the judgment in U.S. District Court in Idaho...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 25, 2017

THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017

Conservation groups move to halt wildlife killing by feds 

A group of conservation advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to block the federal government's aerial gunning, trapping and poisoning of wildlife across Idaho. According to the complaint, the coalition says the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services should halt all ongoing killing of native wild animals until it completes...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017

TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017

THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016

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, the AP reports. The surviving wolves from three different packs are still roaming the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, while an adult female died...

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MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016

THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016

Lawsuit challenges Idaho wolf killings

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. Idaho-based Western Watersheds Project and four other groups in the 27-page federal lawsuit say the 2011 analysis by the USD's Wildlife Services is outdated...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016

TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2016

TUESDAY, FEB. 9, 2016

Idaho wolf board kept news of Lolo wolf-kill operation from lawmakers at budget hearing on Monday 33 

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 year and how much it cost, he wouldn’t say. A day later, officials confirmed the reason for the reticence: An operation is now under way to kill more wolves in the Lolo region of North ...

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MONDAY, FEB. 8, 2016

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20, 2016

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2016

TUESDAY, JAN. 5, 2016

Petition asks feds to extend wolf monitoring

Conservation groups are asking the federal government to continue keeping a close eye on gray wolf populations throughout the northern Rocky Mountains because states are aggressively seeking to kill more wolves. According to the petition filed Tuesday, the five groups are seeking an additional five years of monitoring from the U.S. Fish and Wild...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2015

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