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Feds to pause killing of beavers after threat of lawsuit

The U.S. government will temporarily stop killing beavers in Oregon after environmental groups threatened a lawsuit alleging the practice reduces the number of dams that create deep pools that are ideal habitat for young, endangered coho salmon.

Conservation groups move to halt wildlife killing by feds

A group of conservation advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to block the federal government's aerial gunning, trapping and poisoning of wildlife across Idaho. According to the complaint, the coalition says the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services should halt all ongoing killing of native wild animals until it completes...

State adopts no tolerance policy for feral pigs

Being ahead of the game is the name of the game in dealing with invasive species. That’s why Idaho staffs up to 20 boat inspection stations to prevent quagga and zebra mussels and more aquatic weeds from entering the state.

Federal judge rejects some wolf kill plans in Washington

A federal judge has rejected plans by a federal agency to assist in the killing of problem wolves in Washington. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Bryan of Tacoma issued a summary judgment Thursday against the low-profile agency, known as Wildlife Services.

Wildlife Services’ deadly force brings environmental problems

Like the prow of a ship, the Granite Mountains rise sharply from the creamy-white playa of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. Here, in rugged terrain owned by the American public, a little-known federal agency called Wildlife Services has waged an eight-year war against predators to try to help an iconic Western big-game species: mule deer.

Coyote Derby nets hunters nearly 300 animals

Northeast Washington businesses and hunters took aim at coyotes again this winter to spread a little wealth and give calving livestock and beleaguered white-tailed deer a little more breathing room. Participating hunters checked in 297 coyotes during the Coyote Derby in January and February covering Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties.