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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015

This gray wolf pup is from the Calder Mountain pack along the Montana-Idaho border. Associated Press
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Idaho reauthorizes fund to control wolves 

PREDATORS — Idaho lawmakers have approved spending $400,000 to control wolves where they threaten livestock, pets or public resources. The Spokesman-Review's Betsy Russell reports that the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee approved the money Tuesday for the Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board. The vote maintains the operating...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015

TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015

Wolf-killed sheep from Dashiell flock on private timber company land grazing lease in southern Stevens County in August 2014. (Stevens County Cattlemen's Association)

Enviros sue to prevent wolf control in Washington 277 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Turning a cold shoulder to the social and economic issues of wolf recovery, five environmental groups including The Lands Council based in Spokane say they have filed a lawsuit today against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program. The groups are...

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MONDAY, FEB. 23, 2015

TUESDAY, FEB. 17, 2015

THURSDAY, FEB. 12, 2015

The Ruby Creek wolf was trapped, radio collared and released by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists in 2013 (Rich Landers)

Ruby Creek wolf caught, taken to Wolf Haven 15 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- A wolf that had become habituated to humans, and could cause problems if left in the wild, was captured Wednesday (Feb. 11) by state wildlife officials in northeast Washington and placed in a Western Washington wolf sanctuary. The adult female wolf, the...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 2015

In 2008, the gray wolf, which was re-introduced to the northern Rockies in 1995, flipflopped off and back on the Endangered Species list, endured a brief hunting season in Wyoming, negotiated the Snake River to take up residence in Oregon and had its first comfirmed litter of pups in Washington since the 1930s.  (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Panel tackles wolf issues Thursday at Gonzaga 

ENDANGERED SPECIES --Six panelists with different viewpoints will speak on the revival of wolves in the Northwest during a program tonight, 7 p.m., at Gonzaga University’s Jepson Center, Wolff Auditorium, 502 E. Boone Ave. Moderated by Rich Landers, Outdoors editor at The Spokesman-Review, the discussion...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 10, 2015

Graphic shows range of gray wolves captured in Washington and fitted with GPS collars for monitoring by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife researchers. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)

Wolf Advisory Group expands from 9 to 18 members 27 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Nine members have been added to the committee that advises the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on wolf recovery and management. Their appointments, for two-year terms that run through 2016, bring the Wolf Advisory Group’s membership to 18. Jim Unsworth, who...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 6, 2015

TUESDAY, FEB. 3, 2015

FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 2015

Idaho Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist Lacy Robinson talks about a wolf pup survival study in a public presentation. (Kathy Plonka)

Idaho director weary of wolf-facts distortion 66 

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Since Idaho's main wolf biologist, Jim Hayden, made a routine presentation on the status of the state's wolf population to the state Fish and Game Commission two weeks ago, the spin on the numbers has been dizzying -- and distorting. IFG Director...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2015

This undated image provided by Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks shows a wolf in Montana. (Associated Press)

Montana tries profit incentive to boost wolf control 13 

PREDATORS -- Montana hunters and trappers aren't killing enough wolves to keep the population down to state management goals. So... Montana hunters, trappers may now export wolf pelts In order to keep hunters and trappers interested in wolves, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks successfully requested...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2015

TUESDAY, JAN. 20, 2015

MONDAY, JAN. 12, 2015

FRIDAY, JAN. 9, 2015

MONDAY, DEC. 8, 2014

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3, 2014

MONDAY, NOV. 17, 2014

TUESDAY, NOV. 4, 2014

THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 2014

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22, 2014

FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 2014

MONDAY, OCT. 13, 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)

Wolf shot in Whitman County; charges pending 151 

Updated 8 p.m. with response from state Fish and Wildlife police chief. ENDANGERED SPECIES -- A farmer is being investigated in the shooting of a gray wolf in Whitman County on Sunday. The wolf was shot southwest of Pullman, said Washington Department of Fish and...

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