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Landers: Wolf issue should be decided by facts, not fear

The latest rumor about gray wolves in Washington surfaced at a Spokane County Commissioners meeting Tuesday. According to a county cattleman, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has been …


Wildlife officials investigate Whitman County wolf kill

The first sheep kill attributed to a wolf in Whitman County is being investigated by Washington wildlife officials. One ewe in a flock of about 1,200 was killed Friday on …


Field reports: Wolf-shooting case in prosecutor’s hands

POACHING – A Whitman County wolf-shooting case has been turned over by state officers to County Prosecutor Denis Tracy. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife police delivered their evidence to …


In brief: Anti-wolf group starts billboard campaign

A newly organized anti-wolf group says it’s targeting Spokane with a billboard campaign to highlight its concerns about the increasing number of wolves in Washington State. Four billboards featuring a …


Washington’s proposed Game Management Plan available online

Trends in controversial issues such as big-game baiting, lead shot restrictions and wolf management are mapped out in Washington’s draft 2015-21 Game Management Plan that was revised in October. The …


Reward posted in shooting death of wolf

A $15,000 reward has been offered in the case of a federally protected wolf that was shot and killed near Salmon la Sac, Washington. U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials confirmed …


Hunter fires gun during wolf encounter

A hunter who took a shot at a gray wolf after being virtually surrounded by a pack in northeastern Washington on Oct. 30 has been cleared of any wrongdoing by …


In brief: Photo may show first wolf in 80 years at Grand Canyon

A tourist photograph of a radio-collared canine is thought to be the first gray wolf to grace the North Rim of the Grand Canyon since the 1940s. The U.S. Fish …


Vanity plates helping fund wolf efforts

Washington drivers who pay extra for personalized license plates on their vehicles play a big role in managing wolves. The 2013 Legislature earmarked $10 from the purchase or renewal of …


In brief: All game and fish possession requires documentation

Helping a friend or family member haul a deer or elk out of the mountains can get a person a ticket without proper documentation. Same goes for transporting or sharing …


Farmer being investigated for shooting gray wolf in Whitman County

A farmer is being investigated in the shooting of an endangered gray wolf in Whitman County on Sunday. The wolf was shot southwest of Pullman, said Washington Department of Fish …


Landers: Hunter honored to name wolf pack

Bob Jensen is a big-game hunter, one of the three Washington wildlife watchers featured in a Sunday Outdoors story who found a new Washington wolf pack and earned the prize …


Naming a wolf pack is prize for citizens who discover a pair or more

While they view predators from widely different viewpoints, Steve Gilbertson, a hiker, Ross Hurd, a rancher, and Bob Jensen, a hunter, are among Washington’s most distinguished wolf watchers. Each had …


Wolf to be captured, relocated to wildlife park

A female wolf that’s become too comfortable hanging around homes and domestic dogs near Ione will be captured and put in a Western Washington wildlife park, Washington Department of Fish …


Wolf impact on elk keeps heat on wildlife managers

Idaho elk hunters have had to adapt to a “new normal” that looks a lot different from boom years of the 1990s, when the harvests topped 25,000 three times, in …


Hunters, trappers play role in managing Idaho wolves

Idaho’s traditional elk-hunting breadbasket – those mountainous, backcountry units stretching from the Selway country down through the Salmon River country – continues to falter at producing elk. Wolves are part …


New wolf pack blamed for cow, calf deaths in Ferry County

A northeastern Washington wolf pack so new it hasn’t been formally recognized has been blamed for attacking cattle in Ferry County. The Profanity Pack has been linked to cattle kills …


In brief: CdA Casino’s Last Catch Pike Tourney approaches

September into October has long been known as a great month to go fishing for northern pike in the Idaho Panhandle, and the season is getting an added attraction. The …


Environmental groups ask Inslee for wolf-kill limits

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Environmental groups on Thursday asked Gov. Jay Inslee to push for the creation of strict rules limiting when wolves can be killed in response to livestock …


State targets wolf pack

A death sentence has been issued for a portion of a wolf pack that’s killed at least 22 sheep this month in southern Stevens County. Efforts to haze and deter …


Helicopter gunners target wolves in Stevens County

A death sentence has been issued for a portion of a wolf pack that’s killed at least 22 sheep this month in southern Stevens County.


Lethal force authorized for wolves preying on Stevens County sheep

A northeastern Washington wolf pack that’s acquired a taste for sheep could get a taste of lethal force. A rancher and state wildlife officials herding 1,800 sheep away from the …


Wolves kill 14 sheep in year’s first taking in Washington

Wolves killed 14 sheep in northeastern Washington this week, state Department of Fish and Wildlife officials said Friday. Agency field staff confirmed that one or more wolves from the Huckleberry …


Wolves kill 14 sheep in Stevens County

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed that one or more wolves from the Huckleberry Pack in southern Stevens County killed 12 sheep Aug. 11 and two more …


Idaho suspends plan for hired wolf hunter

BOISE — Idaho Fish and Game officials say they’re suspending a plan to use a hired hunter to kill wolves in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness until …


Wandering Oregon wolf has pups in Cascade Range

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Oregon’s famous wandering wolf has fathered pups with a mate in the southern Cascade Range — the first confirmed wolf pack in those mountains since the …


Rich Landers: An issue of prey, not the endangered predator

Wildlife managers are tiptoeing through the recovery of gray wolves in Washington. Some special-interest groups are entrenched poles apart, with livestock growers and hunters who have the most to lose …


Field reports: Lawmakers back wolf protections

WILDLIFE – Federal lawmakers pressed Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Wednesday to drop the administration’s plan to end federal protections for gray wolves across most of the lower 48 states. …


Out & About: Rare wolf-dog hookup indicates wolf population thin

OUTBRED – Last week, the saga of wolf recovery in Washington took a strange tryst. News that a large domestic guard dog got loose and mated with a female gray …


Washington confirms 4 new wolf packs

Gray wolves established four new packs and expanded their territory in Washington over the past year, according to the annual status report on the state endangered species released Saturday by …