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Panel approves proposed wolf plan

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission on Saturday approved a proposed plan for managing gray wolves, a decision sure to spark criticism from hunting and livestock groups that …


Commission will consider wolf proposal next weekend

After four years of development, extensive public review – and lingering controversy – the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider adopting a plan for managing wolves as they re-establish …


Idaho wolf trapping season opens Tuesday

The first wolf trapping season since the predators were reintroduced to the Rocky Mountains will open in selected areas in the north half of Idaho on Tuesday. Demand is high …


Wolf hunts get court hearing

PASADENA, Calif. – Wildlife advocates appeared in federal court Tuesday seeking to stop gray wolf hunts that are already well under way in the Northern Rockies, arguing that Congress overstepped …


Panel considers wolf plan

Washington is already home to five packs of gray wolves, and state wildlife managers are planning for more. On Thursday, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission deliberated on a wolf …


State’s wolf plan meeting today

As Washington Fish and Wildlife officials are slashing budgets for existing programs, they’re meeting in Spokane today to deal with yet another new challenge – wolves. The state Fish and …


Field reports: Columbia refuge mulls camping, hunting changes

OUTPLAN – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is preparing a new management plan for the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge, which could mean changes for campers, hunters and anglers. The …


Idaho targets wolves

An archery hunter near Bozeman killed the first wolf to be harvested in the gray wolf hunting seasons that opened in Montana earlier this month. And at least 10 gray …


Landers: Idaho wolf tag sales lagging, so far

Idaho wolf tag purchases are barely better than home sales. Maybe it’s the economy or the recent lawsuits that threatened to stall the hunting season again, but wolf permits are …


Budget rider gives states wolf control

Gray wolves in most of the Northern Rockies will be removed from the endangered species list under a policy rider attached to Congress’ budget bill. The rider returns wolf management …


Litigants endorse settlement allowing wolf hunts to go on

BILLINGS – Facing mounting pressure from Congress, wildlife advocates and the U.S. Department of the Interior on Friday reached an agreement to lift gray wolf protections in Idaho and Montana …


Field reports: Roosevelt cabins could be removed

PUBLIC LANDS – The National Park Service may require the removal of 25 private cabins that have been built and upgraded within the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. That’s one …


Mange study trims wolves

Paul Cross found out it takes about five people to hold down an adult gray wolf for a shave. The disease ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Bozeman was …


Field reports: Wolverines, wolves, trout

WILDLIFE – Researchers studying wolverines in the North Cascades have new hopes pinned on their latest catch – Mattie. The young female may be pregnant, and if she is, she …


Cattlemen sue feds over region’s wolves

Washington Cattlemen’s Association has filed a lawsuit in Eastern Washington that challenges the wolf’s endangered status throughout the Northern Rockies.


Run-in with wolves puts nature in new perspective

A North Idaho woman said she was confronted by at least four wolves between Tensed and Plummer as she walked alone up her rural driveway at dusk on Saturday. The …


Montana elk hunters shoot wolf

Two Montana hunters abandoned the meat from their elk and fled with their horses as a pack of wolves harassed them. After shooting in the air did not scare the …


Pend Oreille wolf pack likely won’t stay as large

A wolf pack with a dozen members has been spotted in northern Pend Oreille County, a state wildlife biologist confirmed. The pack, one of three confirmed in Washington state, consists …


Wildlife officials suspect third wolf pack

Washington wildlife officials are scouting for what could be the state’s third breeding wolf pack after a gray wolf pup recently was caught in Pend Oreille County near the Canada …


Wolf killings likely to expand as agencies seek broad authority

BILLINGS – Government agencies are seeking broad new authority to ramp up killings and removals of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes, despite two recent court actions …


Lethal week for Montana wolves

Fifteen gray wolves from five different packs were killed in Montana for preying on livestock between May 17 and May 21, making it one of the deadliest five-day stretches in …


Wolf plan panelists divided

Five states are working at dramatically different paces to deal with the reintroduction of gray wolves. Wyoming’s kill ’em on sight plan landed them in last place, mired in court …


First wolf-hunting season a success, official says

Today, Idaho closes the first regulated wolf-hunting season in the lower 48 states, and state Fish & Game officials are calling it a success. “I’d be severely disappointed if we …


Idaho’s wolf-hunting season extended three months

Idaho’s wolf hunt will be extended through March 31, or until each hunting zone reaches its quota, the state’s Fish and Game Commission decided at a Thursday meeting in Coeur …


First North Idaho wolf kill reported

A wolf was shot in the Marble Creek area of the St. Joe River drainage Thursday during the opening day of wolf season in the Idaho Panhandle.


Wolf hunting just one facet of management, experts say

Some tough love – including regulated hunting – is needed to carve a permanent niche for wolves reintroduced to the Northern Rocky Mountains, say leading wolf authorities in this region …


Wolf hunt friends, foes to rally at agency office

Idaho’s proposed wolf hunt will draw both opponents and supporters to Friday demonstrations at the Idaho Fish and Game office in Coeur d’Alene. Members of the Sandpoint-based North Idaho Wolf …


Wolf hunting sparks plans for demonstrations

Idaho’s proposed wolf hunt will draw both opponents and supporters to Friday demonstrations at the Idaho Fish and Game office.


Fatso video strikes chord years later

History is littered with great artists who were ignored and unappreciated while alive, only to find fame after shedding their mortal coil. And so it is for an orange Spokane …


Fischer Hooks Wolves In Print His New Book On Bringing Wolves Back To Yellowstone Is Enlightening

1. Hank Fischer 2. (Photo of the book cover)