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WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011

Oregon wolf kill lawsuit dropped; wolf killed

PREDATORS -- Environmental groups have dropped a legal fight to keep state wildlife officials from killing two wolves in northeastern Oregon, according to a report on Northwest Public Radio. The wolves are blamed for recent livestock deaths in that area. When wildlife managers first announced...

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TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011

MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011


Idaho wastes no time with wolf management

PREDATORS -- Since resuming wolf management earlier this month, Idaho Fish and Game already has initiated several actions across the state, including aerial wolf hunting to help take pressure off a struggling elk herd in the Lolo Zone. Six control actions have been authorized in...

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MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011

FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011

Wolves still protected in Washington

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- All the recent headlines about delisting gray wolves and Idaho's planning for a fall hunting season and even aerial hunting in the Lolo zone have prompted the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department to issue a press release with a warning that wolves...

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THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011


Idaho begins selling wolf tags

HUNTING -- Idaho Fish and Game has started selling wolf tags – $11.50 for resident hunters and $186 for nonresidents, vendor fees included. Tags are available at license vendors and Fish and Game offices. A valid 2011 Idaho hunting license is required to buy a...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2011

Groups sue to stop Oregon wolf kill

PREDATORS -- A plan announced Monday to kill two Oregon wolves from a pack that killed livestock near Joseph, Ore., was quickly challenged in court Tuesday by conservation groups. U.S. Fish and Wildlife authorities want to capture and kill two young wolves from the Imnaha...

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TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011

Idaho set out goals for managing wolves 

WILDLIFE -- Idaho Fish and Game Department biologists have wasted no time gearing up for their renewed chance to begin managing wolves on the state level, even though some federal guidelines still apply. The federal budget bill passed by Congress included a rider that removes...

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MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011

This 2004 file photo provided by the US Fish and Wildlife Service shows a gray wolf resting in tall grass. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service / The U.s. Fish And Wildlife Service )

Wolf ruling highlights success, not failure 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Much has been written since Friday when President Obama signed the federal budget which included a rider that removed Northern Rockies gray wolves from most endangered species protections. Our story on the rider had a helpful Q&A. I followed with a blog...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011



WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011

MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011

Wolf compromise attempt blocked by judge

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- A federal judge over the weekend blocked a proposal to lift endangered species protections for wolves in Montana and Idaho that had been hammered out by U.S. wildlife officials and conservation groups. The plan could have led to public hunting of some...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011

TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011

A gray wolf, photographed by an automatic field camera, came to feed on an Angus bull carcass above the South Hills recently.  (Courtesy photo)

Cougar, wolf briefly share windfall feast

PREDATORS -- An Angus bull that died last month from injuries after fighting with another bull near Missoula attracted the who's who of non-hibernating predators into the unblinking lens of a motion-activated camera. A lone gray wolf spent just 18 minutes feeding on the carcass...

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Conservation groups lost political capital in wolf issue

CONSERVATION -- The environmental movement is facing serious challenges in the current political and economic climate. Considering bills in state legislatures and in Congress, some conservationists believe they've lost considerable political capitol in their tough stance to prolonging endangered species status for the gray wolf...

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MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011

Limited Montana wolf kill clears first hurdle

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Just out in an Associted Press story from Billings: Federal officials today signaled their preliminary support for a plan to kill gray wolves in western Montana that have preyed on big game herds along the Idaho border. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011

Otter going into wolf talks undecided

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter decided against taking a formal stance on a settlement to allow public hunting of wolves in parts of the Northern Rockies as state representatives headed for court hearing in Missoula today. Otter’s chief lawyer David Hensley says the...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011


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