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Idaho extends wolf hunting through June 

HUNTING -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission today (March 28) voted to extend the current wolf hunting season in the Middle Fork and part of the Dworshak-Elk City wolf management zones. The commission extended the wolf hunting season through June 30 in the Middle...

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MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013

Roaming a snowy field: A coyote watches passing motorists on Thursday in a field near Airway Heights. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Utah's $50 bounty on coyotes questioned

PREDATORS -- Bounties are back! Utah's plan to kill coyotes to save mule deer questioned A decline in mule deer over the past generation prompted the Utah Legislature to create a $50 bounty to encourage hunters to kill coyotes. However, some scientists question whether the...

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Washington wolf packs February 2013. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)

Washington wolf packs detailed 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Although Idaho won't be releasing its 2012 year-end gray wolf surveys report until March, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department released its federally required report last week, as we reported. The details are posted on the agency's gray wolf webpage, but Andy...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 15, 2013

THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2013

Montana law expands wolf hunting

PREDATORS -- A wolf management bill that was fast-tacked through the Montana Legislature was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Steve Bullock. Bullock said the law will allow hunters to purchase up to three wolf licenses and lowers the price of a nonresident wolf license...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 8, 2013

A gray wolf rests in tall grass in this undated photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (Associated Press)

Montana fast-tracks bill to expand wolf hunting 

PREDATORS -- A proposal to narrow wildlife management options and expand the state's wolf hunt is being fast-tracked through the Montana Legislature for the governor's, according to the Associated Press. The Montana Senate on Thursday suspended its rules so it could take initial and final...

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Groups skeptical of Kretz wolf relocation bill 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Wolf supporters and even some cattleman's groups say an Eastern Washington lawmaker's bill aimed at moving wolves to the west side of the state is damaging their efforts to relocate wolves to the southern Cascade Mountains, according to a story in the...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 18, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2013

TUESDAY, JAN. 15, 2013

Idaho Fish and Game commissioners have approved giving hunters in Idaho the opportunity at up to 220 of its wolves. (Associated Press)

Idaho may pay trappers to target wolves 

PREDATORS -- Idaho wildlife officials are considering paying private trappers to kill wolves roaming in specific hunting zones, such as the St. Joe River drainage, where wolves have had a significant impact on elk populations. “There are certain individuals who have built up some pretty...

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