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Stories tagged: wolf

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 9:30 p.m.

Wildlife managers track daughter of famous OR-7 wolf

State and federal wildlife managers will again be able to track gray wolf OR-7’s Rogue Pack now that one of his presumed offspring is sporting a new GPS collar.

Analysis counters WSU profs’ opposition to wolf killing

A Washington State University professor erred in controversial research released in 2014 suggesting that killing wolves that attack cattle is counterproductive because it stimulates more attacks, according to a statistical …

Oregon authorities kill wolf following cattle attacks

ENTERPRISE, Ore. – Oregon wildlife officials have killed a fourth member of a wolf pack in the northeast part of the state. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife tells …

Oregon authorities kill 2 wolves after cattle attacks

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife authorities shot and killed two adult wolves in response to multiple attacks on cattle grazing in northeast Oregon.

Hiker with dog has close wolf encounter in North Idaho

I’d planned a July day hike with my dog along a North Idaho stream for a good dose of outdoor exercise and a cool respite from the summer heat. The …

Bear attack avoidance tips offered by biologist

Hikers in the Inland Northwest are in carnivore country and should think ahead to what they would do in a close encounter with a bear, wolf or mountain lion, says …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

Oregon will kill 2 wolves at the request of ranchers

Oregon wildlife officials will kill two adult wolves in northeast Oregon at the request of ranchers who say animals in their pack have preyed on cattle for more than a …

In brief: Fishing lake along Tucannon River gets makeover

Rainbow Lake, a popular fishing destination in the Wooten Wildlife Area of Columbia-Garfield counties, is closed for a makeover designed to improve both angler experience and salmon and steelhead habitat …

UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

Lethal removal of wolves authorized for Smackout Pack

A wolf pack in northeastern Washington recently associated with a fourth confirmed attack on livestock since September – despite the presence of range riders – has triggered a protocol that …

Idaho draft wolf plan has predator’s fans, foes howling

Officials at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are likely to release a draft of their plan next month, and wolf critics claim the agency is going soft on …

Montana’s wolf specialist marvels at carnivore’s recovery

In 1979, Diane Boyd left her native Minnesota and headed west to begin tracking the first radio-collared gray wolf from Canada to recolonize the Western U.S., where humans had effectively …

Washington game farm welcomes two timber wolf puppies

A Sequim wolf pack is expecting two timber wolf puppies to join their family.

Field reports: Kayak guide dies rescuing client in Yellowstone

A kayak guide in his first season on the job in Yellowstone National Park has died while trying to rescue a park visitor who capsized on Yellowstone Lake. Initial reports …

UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017

Gray wolves getting comfortable with Mount Spokane

For the second consecutive year, a Spokane man’s motion-activated trail camera has captured an image of what appears to be a gray wolf in Mount Spokane State Park. Wolves are …

Wolves may be exploring new territory in Western Washington

Gray wolves appear to be checking out territory west of the Cascades in eastern Skagit County, according to photos, tracks and other signs, federal officials say.

Field Reports: Washington sets gray wolf conflict protocols, requires deterrents

Washington has released a revised “Protocol for Wolf-Livestock Interactions” that requires livestock producers to try at least two proactive deterrence measures appropriate to their operation before the state would consider …

UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 3:05 p.m.

Reward upped to $25,000 for info about Yellowstone white wolf death

Yellowstone National Park is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information about the shooting death of a rare white wolf near Gardiner, Montana.

Yellowstone wolf family tree and genealogy available online

Details of Yellowstone National Park’s individual wolves and their inter-relatedness can be found in one place: online at, a website formerly reserved for rooting out human family trees.

Advocates say wolves may help curb disease in elk

Wolves are the perfect tool to help reduce the spread of chronic wasting disease among elk, deer and moose, wolf advocates told the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission on last …

Montana plans to keep wolf hunt quotas outside Yellowstone

Montana wildlife officials are proposing to keep the number of wolves that can be hunted or trapped just outside of Yellowstone National Park at four.

UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 11:19 p.m.

Report: Washington wolves continue steady increase of nearly 30 percent a year

Gray wolves continued their steady increase in population and range in Washington last year despite the deaths of at least 14 animals, according to a 25-page state report on the …

Gray wolf recovery projects continue to drain millions of dollars from state coffers

Wolves were removed from the Endangered Species protections in Idaho and Montana in 2011 – eight years after wolf numbers had exceeded the minimum set for recovery in both states. …

Court rules to lift federal protections for Wyoming wolves

A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled to lift protections that kept gray wolves an endangered species in Wyoming for years after federal officials removed packs in neighboring states from …

Feds kill wolf on private land with cyanide trap

Officials say a gray wolf was unintentionally killed in rural northeast Oregon by a cyanide device used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 9:14 p.m.

Bill advances that would exempt some info about wolf attacks

A bill that would exempt from public disclosure personal information about people who report or respond to wolf attacks in Washington state has cleared a House committee.

Snow delays Oregon wolf count, management plan update

Heavy snow in Oregon in recent months has caused problems for wildlife officials in charge of tracking the state’s wolf population.

Field Reports: Profanity Peak Pack removal cost state $135K

Washington wildlife managers spent $135,000 to kill seven of 11 gray wolves in a pack that had attacked or killed about 15 cattle on national forest grazing allotments in northeastern …

Escaped wolf from eastern Idaho tourist attraction shot, killed

A wolf that escaped a tourist attraction in southeastern Idaho has been shot and killed by its owner.

Biologists hope to capture, re-collar wolf

State and federal biologists are setting out traps nightly in hopes of catching and collaring gray wolf OR-7 or his mate so they can regain the tracking capabilities that allowed …

Collared wolf dead, 3 others survive in Idaho wilderness

Three of four wolves fitted with tracking collars in a central Idaho wilderness area last year by state officials without federal approval are surviving as another winter approaches.