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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2012


WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2011

Feds want to turn over wolf management to states

WILDLIFE -- The Obama administration today declared more than 4,000 wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin have recovered from widespread extermination and will be removed from the endangered species list. After devoting four decades and tens of millions of dollars to saving the gray wolf,...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2011

MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2011

FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2011

As of fall 2011, five breeding gray wolf packs have been documented in Washington state. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Updated: More reaction to adoption of WA wolf plan 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- After four years of development, public review and controversy, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission Saturday unanimously adopted a plan that will guide state conservation and management of gray wolves in the state. The citizen commission approved the Gray Wolf Conservation and...

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Who will pay tab for managing wolves?

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has budgeted more than $800,000 to manage wolves in the state during the next two years. That's less than half of what Idaho and Montana are spending with federal support that's likely to evaporate in the next couple...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2011

MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2011

SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2011

THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2011

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2011


A gray wolf (Associated Press)

WA wolf management plan likely to be approved

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Despite considerable controversy over the proposed Washington Wolf Conservation and Management Plan, it's likely to be approved this weekend by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. Read my previous blog post for links and details. The major point of contention is the...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2011

MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2011

SUNDAY, NOV. 13, 2011

Hunting groups support Ore. order to shoot wolves

WILDLIFE – Three hunting groups are supporting the state of Oregon in a lawsuit trying to overturn state authority to shoot wolves that attack livestock, the Associated Press reports. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Oregon Hunters Association, and the Oregon chapter of the North...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2011

Idaho wolf trapping season opens Nov. 15

PREDATORS -- Hunters and their guns have not been particularly effective in controlling wolf numbers in Idaho in the two seasons that have been held over the past three years. This month, wildlife managers will turn to trappers to do the job. The first wolf...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2011


MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2011


A hiker climbs at sunrise up Trail 102 on the Idaho side of the Snake River in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area upstream from Pittsburg Landing. Two years ago, forest officials shelved a plan that would have charged rafters and jet boaters a small daily fee to run the Snake River through Hells Canyon.A hiker climbs at sunrise up Trail 102 on the Idaho side of the Snake River in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area upstream from Pittsburg Landing. Two years ago, forest officials shelved a plan that would have charged rafters and jet boaters a small daily fee to run the Snake River through Hells Canyon.
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Oregon's new wolf pack adopts Hells Canyon

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Oregon's newest confirmed wolf pack is roaming the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and Wilderness along the Snake River bordering Idaho. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife used hunter reports and remote cameras to help them document at leat five wolves in...

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