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FRIDAY, AUG. 15, 2014

The gray wolf is an apex predator roaming the Inland Northwest, along with the grizzly bear and mountain lion. Elusive wolves sometimes reveal their presence with a howl. (Associated Press)

Wolves kill 14 sheep in Stevens County 17 

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed that one or more wolves from the Huckleberry Pack in southern Stevens County killed 12 sheep Aug. 11 and two more Aug. 12 on private property off the Springdale-Hunters Road. The attack just north of Blue...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14, 2013

Gray wolf review stalls 

In this April 18, 2008, photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife is a gray wolf, the species that would lose federal protection in most of the Lower 48 states under a proposal made by wildlife officials. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – A federal agency...

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Walk For Wolves Set In Lake City 

A Walk for Wolves will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, beginning at the Kootenai County Courthouse Building. This walk is organized and led by citizens concerned about the plight of the wolves in the Northwest. The Following was information sent to us from "Adopt...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012

Washington To Wipe Out Wedge Pack 

One thing's for sure: Beef is not healthy for wolves. At a public meeting in Colville Thursday night, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department announced intentions to eliminate the entire Wedge Pack of wolves that have killed or injured at least 15 cattle in northern...

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Wolf Hysteria Affects Both Extremes 

Hunters and trappers can be their own worst enemies. The World Wide Web saw red this weekend as animal rights groups took great pleasure in spreading photos of hunters and trappers posing in bloody scenes with their wolves. The most offensive features a man keeling...

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Idaho Wolf Number Cut In Half 

Wolf hunting ended Saturday in most of Idaho. Hunters have bagged 372 animals since the season began in August, cutting the state’s estimated wolf population roughly in half, according to the latest count. Idaho Fish and Game officials are pleased, while wolf advocates find the...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012

Idaho Hikes Bag Limit On Wolves 

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission raised the bag limit on wolves and set spring chinook fishing seasons at its meeting in Boise Thursday. Commissioners approved a department proposal to raise the wolf hunting bag limit to five per calendar year, and the trapping limit...

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Marty Jeers Wolf Hater Siddoway

JEERS ... to Idaho state Sen. Jeff Siddoway (pictured), R-Terreton. Along with using dogs and sheep as bait, Siddoway sought to give ranchers a free hand to kill wolves for 36 hours after an attack. After that, they'd need an Idaho Fish and Game permit....

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MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2012

Otter Offers 150 Wolves To Oregon 

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has offered to send Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber 150 wolves, saying his own state has a few of the predators to spare. Monday's offer came in a tongue-in-cheek letter where Otter sarcastically apologized to Kitzhaber after an Idaho hunter killed...

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MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2012

'The Grey': Stalked By Wolves 

Wolves are coming to the big screen today in “The Grey,” a man-versus-beast thriller starring Liam Neeson. When their plane crashes in Alaska’s frozen wilderness, a bunch of oil-field roughnecks fight for survival. Not only do the men combat cold and hunger, they’re stalked by...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012

Hysterics: Let's Kill Us Some Wolves 13 

Let's kill every wolf in Montana. Sounds like a popular idea these days among hunters. While we're at it, let's kill every grizzly bear, every black bear and every mountain lion. Throw in golden eagles, bald eagles, rattlesnakes and coyotes. We'd be left with a...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2012

Wolves Attack Dogs In Wallace Area 18 

Correction: Wild dogs attack Rottweiler in Wallace/Mike Perry, KHQ Domestic dogs were attacked by four wolves around 6 p.m. Wednesday night on the 600 block of Burke Road, just outside Wallace. One dog died and another sustained a facial bite, said Shoshone County Sheriff Mitch...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2012

10 Turn Out In Support Of Wolves 

Kathy Stewart calls her green van the "Wolfmobile." She wears T-shirts and coats with pictures of wolves. She says the wolf is her guardian. So, the message she wanted to deliver to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Monday about wolves was not...

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MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2012

CdA Vigil Set For 337 'Fallen Wolves' 74 

From a press release: The Northern Idaho Wolf Alliance (NIWA) will conduct a candlelight vigil to honor 337 fallen Idaho and Montana wolves, and protest the war against wolves, this evening starting at 4:30 - the night of "The Full Wolf Moon." They will gather...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2011

Trib: Jeers To Hart For Wolf Claim 

In his TGIF Cheers & Jeers column this week (full version here), Marty Trillhaase/Lewiston Tribune jeers state Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol. "Not only is he a tax scofflaw and a timber bandit, he's now a certified blowhard. It will be a cold day in Athol...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2011

Idaho Targets Lolo Zone Wolves 

An Idaho Department of Fish and Game official said Thursday the state will use aerial gunning and professional and government trappers to kill wolves in the Lolo Zone, even as public hunting and trapping seasons continue. Dave Cadwallader, supervisor of the department's Clearwater Region, said...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

Hart Takes Credit For Wolf De-Listing 13 

It may be revisionist history or simply effective campaign rhetoric, but at least Rep. Phil Hart isn’t waiting long to correct the record – as he sees it. Hart, R-Athol, said yesterday that it was the Idaho Legislature’s passage of House Bill 343 that spurred...

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Wolves Spotted In St. Maries 

A St. Maries woman is convinced she’s spotted wolves within city limits. Two others are sure they’ve heard them. While deer-watching one evening Brittany Odekirk caught a glimpse of more alarming wildlife. “We have a calico deer that is white from the mid-side back and...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2011

Wolf People Wolf On The Lam 

When Mark Earls saw a shaggy, white wolf crossing a road in North Idaho’s Hoodoo Valley, he pulled out his cellphone to snap a picture of it. “What boggled him was that the wolf didn’t run away,” said his wife, Chelsea. “It didn’t appear to...

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FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011

Poll: Trapping Wolves OK

Thursday Poll: A near supermajority approves of the use of trapping to reduce the number of wolves in Idaho. 74 of 116 (65.18%) agree with the decision to trap troublesome Elk City area wolves. 40 of 116 (34.48%) oppose the use of trapping to kill...

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Trapping Will Be Used Vs. Wolves 

Trapping will be used to try to remove members of a wolf pack near Elk City and hunting outfitters working in Idaho's Lolo Elk Hunting zone will have another month to try to kill wolves there. Dave Cadwallader, supervisor of the Idaho Department of Fish...

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TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011

Party's Over For Idaho County Wolves 

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will authorize Idaho County sheriff's deputies to kill wolves causing problems and fraying nerves at Elk City. Dave Cadwallader, supervisor of the department's Clearwater Region, said a pack of about seven wolves frequenting the remote mountain town for...

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Hucks Poll: More Wolves, Or Less

Tuesday Poll: In a strange vote, as many Hucksters voted to reduce the state's wolf population to 150 or less as they did to increase the population to 1000 or more -- 39 of 112 (34.82%). The rest of the votes were divide among these...

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TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011

How Many Wolves For Idaho? 

Idaho’s Republican lawmakers know what they want to do now that the state has regained control of wolves. “We need to put as much pressure as we can on those wolves, pin them down and drive them back into the wilderness,” said Republican Sen. Monty...

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Wolves Delisted In Idaho, Montana 

Wolves will be delisted in the Northern Rockies except Wyoming on Thursday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said. The rule would reinstate the 2009 decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to delist the gray wolf in Idaho and Montana, eastern Washington, eastern Oregon and...

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Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.