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TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012

Park sued for not using wolves to control elk 

PREDATORS -- WildEarth Guardians will have their day in court in a lawsuit against the National Park Service for not considering reintroduction of wolves into Rocky Mountain National Park as an option for controlling elk numbers. Park officials have been using sharpshooters to thin the...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012

Diamond Pack pups are photographed in Pend Oreille County in 2009 by a remote camera placed by the Washington Department of Natural Resources. (Washington Department of Natural Resources)

Diamond Pack wolf killed by hunter in Idaho 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Even though Washington wolves are still protected by state endangered species rules, Idaho offered a touch of "management" to the Diamond Pack of northeastern Washington over the weekend. A Washington man with an Idaho wolf hunting license killed a wolf on Saturday...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012

A 104-pound female gray wolf wakes up from a tranquilizer after being trapped and fitted with a GPS collar on the Colville Indian Reservation on Sept. 2, 2012. It was the third wolf trapped and released by the tribal wildlife program in three months. (Colville Confederated Tribes)

Northeast WA wolf saga continues

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- No report yet on whether more Wedge Pack wolves have been killed in northern Stevens County as they continue to kill cattle while eluding the guns and traps of Washington Fish and Wildlife Department officers. Get up to speed with: Fight over...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012

THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012


WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012

TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012


Wyoming finally taking charge of its wolves

PREDATORS -- Another milestone in wolf reintroduction... The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that wolves in Wyoming will be removed from the federal endangered species list as of Sept. 30, allowing Wyoming's wolf hunt to go forward as scheduled on Oct. 1. See...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012


WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012

FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2012


MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2012

Gray wolf packs confirmed in Washington as of July 17, 2012. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)

Wolf kill target raised to 4 in NE Washington

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- After discussions with ranchers who've had cattle injured and killed by wolves in the past four weeks, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department officials have raised to four the number of wolves that might be killed to stop the depredation. The guideline had...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2012

THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2012

Gray wolf packs confirmed in Washington as of July 17, 2012. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)

Wolves launch more attacks on Stevens County cattle 

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Another confirmed wolf attack on cattle in northern Stevens County is prompting the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department to consider more lethal action and possibly breaking up the Wedge Pack near the Canada border. Department officers confirmed on Tuesday that a Diamond...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2012


Feds seek to delist wolves in Wyoming: good luck

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- The federal government plans to announce an end to Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in Wyoming later this month. Rather than ending years of wrangling between state and federal officials, however, the move promises to spark legal challenges from environmental groups...

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Montana logs surge of interest in wolf trapping

PREDATORS -- More than 1,200 Montanans have indicated they want to participate in the state's first wolf trapping season, which will open later this year. The trapping season was approved just last month by the Fish, Wildlife and Parks commission. The prospective participants have signed...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2012


THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2012

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 2012

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