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THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012

Wolf killed on Spokane Indian Reservation 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- A gray wolf has been killed on the Spokane Indian Reservation by a tribal member who was trapping other species, according to B.J. Kieffer, the tribe's Natural Resources Department director. "The incidental take occurred (Dec. 10) within the boundaries of the reservation,...

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MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012

Colville Tribe: "Wolves starting to have an impact" 16 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- No wolves have been killed yet in the first regulated wolf hunting season within the borders of Washington, the Colville Confederated Tribes report. Although gray wolves are still protected by state endangered species regulations, the tribe opened a season two weeks ago...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012

MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012

No sign of wolves in former Wedge Pack area 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Washington Fish and Wildlife police officer Don Weatherman and biologist Jay Shepherd patrolled the "Wedge" area south of the U.S. - Canada border and between the Kettle and Columbia rivers last week to look for wolf activity in the fresh snow. Report:...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 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 spent $76,500 to eliminate Wedge Pack

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Killing seven members of a wolf pack that repeatedly attacked a Northeast Washington rancher’s cattle cost about $76,500, according to preliminary state figures, according to today's story by S-R reporter Becky Kramer. The amount includes all hunts targeting the Wedge Pack, which...

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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

Wildlife Commission to get wolf management update 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- An update on the status of gray wolves in Washington, including a wrap-up of the state's September effort to eliminate the Wedge Pack in northern Stevens County, will be presented Friday to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission in Olympia. Nate Pamplin,...

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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


FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012

Gray wolves can range in color from white to black. (File)

Bad week for wolves in Washington and elsewhere 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Some people are cheering and others are mourning Washington's mission involving a helicopter and gunman to kill six wolves this week and eliminate the Wedge Pack in northern Stevens County. Eliminating a pack is a milestone in Washington wolf recovery and management....

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012


WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 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

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012

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