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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012

MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012

TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012

THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2012

Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting, Oct. 5, 2012, in Olympia. (Courtesy photo)

Washington wildlife commission's wolf hearing detailed

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Andy Walgamott of Northwest Sportsman magazine monitored the entire presentation and comment period of Friday's Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting devoted to Washington's wolf management activities. I listened to the webcast from Olympia, too, but reading Walgamott's blow-by-blow blog post on the...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012

Wedge Pack wolves average size, scales show

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- The seven Wedge Pack wolves killed by Washington Fish and Wildlife officers in August and September were healthy, but not necessarily beefy from their diet of livestock. Read this report by Northwest Sportsman editor Andy Walgamott for updates and details on the...

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MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012


The Wedge Pack, one of about 12 wolf packs in Washington, has been targeted for lethal removal after numerous attacks on cattle in northern Stevens County during the summer of 2012.

State kills 3 more Wedge Pack wolves today

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Three wolves from the Wedge Pack in northern Stevens County were killed by a shooter in a helicopter today as the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife continued its effort to stop persistent attacks on livestock by eliminating the pack. Since early...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012

SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012

TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012

Park sued for not using wolves to control elk 

PREDATORS -- WildEarth Guardians will have their day in court in a lawsuit against the National Park Service for not considering reintroduction of wolves into Rocky Mountain National Park as an option for controlling elk numbers. Park officials have been using sharpshooters to thin the...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012

Diamond Pack pups are photographed in Pend Oreille County in 2009 by a remote camera placed by the Washington Department of Natural Resources. (Washington Department of Natural Resources)

Diamond Pack wolf killed by hunter in Idaho 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Even though Washington wolves are still protected by state endangered species rules, Idaho offered a touch of "management" to the Diamond Pack of northeastern Washington over the weekend. A Washington man with an Idaho wolf hunting license killed a wolf on Saturday...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012



TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012

Wyoming finally taking charge of its wolves

PREDATORS -- Another milestone in wolf reintroduction... The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that wolves in Wyoming will be removed from the federal endangered species list as of Sept. 30, allowing Wyoming's wolf hunt to go forward as scheduled on Oct. 1. See...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.

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