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Eye On Boise wolves archive

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2012

Wolf killed in Hailey had parvo virus

A wolf killed by a Hailey homeowner on Jan. 22 has tested postive for parvo, a common and highly contagious canine virus that can be fatal. Idaho Fish & Game reported that the homeowner reported the wolf had been observed near his house for at...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012

TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2011

MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2011

FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2011

MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2011

Idaho wolf hunting season opens tomorrow

Idaho's second-ever wolf hunting season opens tomorrow, running from Aug. 31 through Dec. 31 in the Island Park and Beaverhead wolf management zones, Aug. 30-June 30 in the Lolo and Selway zones, and Aug. 30-March 31 in the remaining nine zones. Click below for Idaho...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 2011

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3, 2011


Wyoming reaches wolf delisting deal with feds

Wyoming and the U.S. Department of Interior have announced a deal for delisting wolves in that state, which previously had been excluded from delisting because of its shoot-on-sight policy declaring wolves predators; that still would be allowed in most of the state under the tentative...

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THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011

Idaho sets wolf hunting, trapping seasons

Idaho's Fish & Game Commission, meeting today in Salmon, has set the state's wolf hunting season for 2011-12. As planned, the season will lack limits in several zones, to encourage more taking of wolves. Commissioners today made a few tweaks to the original proposal from...

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TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011

Wolf issue back in court in Montana

Even as Idaho's Fish & Game Commission prepares to set this year's wolf-hunting season at its meeting this Thursday in Salmon, the wolf issue is back in court in Montana. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy held a two-hour hearing in Missoula today, the AP reports,...

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FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011

Idaho may loosen wolf hunt rules

Idaho is considering a wolf hunt without quotas in much of the state, the AP reports, but hunters so far have purchased only a fraction of the tags they did in Idaho's first hunt in 2009. "We're not getting near the response this year in...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011

THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011

Idaho wolf tags now on sale

The Idaho Department of Fish & Game has started selling wolf tags for a fall hunt, at a cost of $11.50 for Idaho resident hunters and $186 for non-residents, including vendor fees. A valid 2011 Idaho hunting license is required to buy a tag; they're...

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Two lawsuits challenge wolf de-listing

The AP reports that two lawsuits have been filed today in U.S. District Court challenging the congressional legislation that de-listed wolves as unconstitutional. Here's the item from AP in Billings: BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Environmental groups are challenging as unconstitutional Congressional legislation that took gray...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2011


Defenders on wolves: 'A terrible precedent'

Defenders of Wildlife has issued a statement in response to the de-listing of wolves in the Northern Rockies at congressional direction, calling it "a terrible precedent for side-stepping America's bedrock environmental laws whenever it's politically convenient to do so." Suzanne Stone, Northern Rockies representative for...

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Otter on wolves: 'We didn't want them here at all' 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, answering reporters' questions at a ceremonial bill-signing ceremony in Greenleaf today, said, “Not more than 20 minutes ago, I received word from Secretary Salazar that wolves will be delisted tomorrow. When we knew that Congressman Simpson and Congressman Rehberg from Montana...

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Wolves now officially de-listed

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has announced it's reinstating its 2009 decision to remove the gray wolf in the Northern Rocky Mountains from the endangered species list - a decision that affects Idaho, Montana, and parts of Oregon, Washington and Utah, but excludes Wyoming,...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011

TUESDAY, DEC. 21, 2010

FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 2010

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