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MONDAY, SEPT. 25, 2017

FRIDAY, AUG. 25, 2017

MONDAY, AUG. 7, 2017

MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017

FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016

A lone gray wolf travels along the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park in February 2008.  (FILE / The Spokesman-Review)

Tripling wolf harvest outside Yellowstone rejected

PREDATORS -- A proposal to triple the number of wolves that hunters and trappers can kill just outside Yellowstone National Park was rejected Thursday by Montana wildlife commissioners, the Associated Press reports. Wildlife managers had recommended increasing the 2016 wolf quota for a hunting district...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 6, 2015

FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28, 2015

TUESDAY, JAN. 13, 2015

MONDAY, JAN. 12, 2015

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 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)

Idaho predator derby ruling a win, win, win 53 

WILDLIFE -- Looks like everyone's a winner in this deal. The Idaho predator derby organizers wanted to make a point that they don't like wolves. And they're point was made on a huge stage of publicity. No wolves were killed in a previous derby even...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014

In this 1987 photo released by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, a wolf stands in the snow near Ishpeming, Mich. Once hunted to near extinction, gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region and the northern Rocky Mountains have rebounded. (courtesy)

Statistics to help Montana count wolves 

PREDATORS -- The bottom line is that state's can't afford to continue spending millions of dollars to monitor wolf populations. There has to be an easier more affordable way. Montana researchers come up with a new way to count wolves Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks'...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014

FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014

MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014

Remote camera photo of OR7 captured on 5/3/2014 in eastern Jackson County on USFS land. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

OR-7 may have found a wolf mate 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- OR-7, a wolf originally from northeast Oregon, may have found a mate in southwest Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reports. In early May, remote cameras on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest captured several images of what appears...

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FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014

MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014

This gray wolf pup is from the Calder Mountain pack along the Montana-Idaho border. Associated Press
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Counting wolves expensive; there must be a better way 14 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Under the endangered species regulations governing gray wolf recovery in the Northern Rockies, states must monitor wolf numbers and file annual status reports on wolf populations and packs. See stories about the latest wolf status reports for six states, including Idaho, Montana...

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MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014

FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014

THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014

Western gray wolf photographed in Montana. (Tracy Brooks / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Lawmakers pressure Jewell to keep wolf protections 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Federal lawmakers pressed Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Wednesday to drop the administration’s plan to end federal protections for gray wolves across most of the Lower 48 states. Seventy-four House members signed onto a Wednesday letter to Jewell that cited a peer-review...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014

TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014

FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014

In this 1987 photo released by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, a wolf stands in the snow near Ishpeming, Mich. Once hunted to near extinction, gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region and the northern Rocky Mountains have rebounded. (courtesy)

Wolves hot topics, targets this week

PREDATORS -- Wolves are in the news and on the agenda this week In Idaho today: Idaho’s Senate Resources and Environment Committee scheduled a hearing of House Bill 470, legislation authorizing Gov. Otter’s “Wolf Control Board,” today, March 14, at 1:30 p.m. (MDT). Today, the...

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