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THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013


Wolf issue meeting won't be open live to public 

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commisison's urgently scheduled meeting to discuss a proposal to give people authority to kill wolves that attack pets or livestock will not be broadcast live online as previously reported. People keenly interested can listen to the meeting...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013

THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013

A reader submitted this photo snapped April 17 off I-90 between Wallace and Mullan.  Wildlife experts guess it's likely a wolf hybrid, but they can't be sure. (Jennifer Carter)

Seen near Wallace: Is it wolf or dog? 18 

WILDLIFE -- A reader submitted this photo snapped Wednesday off I-90 between Wallace and Mullan. She said the eyes appeared blue like those of a husky, but the animal ran away as though it were wild. What's your guess? Wolf, wolf hybrid or husky? Click...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013

TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013

FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013

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

Wolf status summed up for Idaho, Mont., Wyo. 27 

PREDATORS -- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists weighed in today, confirming that the Northern Rockies gray wolf population has remained sustainable two years after wolves lost their endangered species protections in most of the region. The latest wolf status updates on 2012 wolf monitoring...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013

An ear-tagged wolf stands by an elk carcass with another wolf in the distance in this photo captured on March 24, 2013, by a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife remote research video camera. The image supported department officials in declaring the existance of the Wenatchee Pack, the 10th confirmed wolf pack in the state.   The ear-tagged wolf originated from the Teanaway Pack. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)

The first year of a wolf, from conception

WILDLIFE -- Northern Rockies gray wolf packs are highly structured socially. Only the alpha male and alpha female breed. Generally, according to Washington Fish and Wildlife biologists: Mating occurs in January. Pups are born in dens in April and the pack supports the nursing mother...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013

This track was left, apparently by a wolf, near the carcass of an elk in Avery, Idaho.

Idaho reports 11 percent decrease in wolves during 2012 

PREDATORS -- Idaho's gray wolf population at the end of 2012 was at least 683, a decrease of 11 percent from 2011, according to the federally required annual state wolf monitoring report (http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/wildlife/wolves/) posted online today by the Idaho Fish and Game Department. Humans killed...

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A gray wolf.   (File Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Montana revisiting wolf management plan

PREDATORS -- With wolves stacking up in northeastern Washington at an alarming rate, perhaps Washington ought to take a cue from Montana, which has announced plans to review the guidelines set in the state's wolf management plan. Montana is rounding up the state's disbanded 12-member...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013

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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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013


TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013

A bull moose yet to begin sprouting new antlers was photographed on on March 21, 2013, in the Ponderosa neighborhood of Spokane Valley by Hans Krauss. The moose's condition indicates it's been infested with ticks. (Hans Krauss)

Ticks: tiny wolves at work on area moose 

WILDLIFE -- Hans Krauss, a Spokane Valley wildlife enthusiast and photographer, shot these photos of a bull moose in the Ponderosa neighborhood a few days ago. What first caught his eye are the bases of where antlers had fallen off, and where the new antler...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013

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