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Stories tagged: wolves

Broken Yellowstone wolf teeth reveal theory about ice age extinctions

This may be a tale that only dentists can appreciate, but the teeth of dead Yellowstone wolves are helping scientists understand the life of predators more than 11,000 years ago.

State kills female wolf in Grouse Flats pack

Just days after Gov. Jay Inslee asked that fewer wolves be killed, wildlife officials announced they’d removed a member of the Grouse Flats pack.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

Inslee asks Washington wildlife agency to kill fewer wolves, pursue new management methods

“We must find new methods to better support co-existence between Washington’s livestock industry and gray wolves in our state,” Inslee said in the letter. “The status quo of annual lethal …

Washington officials to kill wolves in Grouse Flats pack

Members of the Grouse Flats wolf pack, in Southeast Washington, will be killed by state wildlife officials.

Dr. Kim Thorburn: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fulfills mandate

The mandate of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is to preserve, protect and perpetuate the state’s fish and wildlife. It is an awesome and daunting responsibility.

Retired Spokane-area coach, teacher joins wolf advisory group

A well-known Spokane-area cross country coach is the newest member of a group tasked with guiding and directing wolf policy in Washington.

Hunting hot topic at online wolf management meeting

Hunting was on the minds of those that tuned into a virtual open house about wolf management on Tuesday.

Study suggests monogamous wolves make better parents

Wolf pups with monogamous parents are more likely to survive, according to new research from the University of Idaho.

Sophia Ressler: Cruel Washington wolf killing also wastes taxpayer money

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has wasted millions in taxpayer dollars to create wolf management policies it has chosen not to follow.

Grouse Flats wolves kill calf on private land

The Grouse Flats wolf pack in Garfield County has been credited with killing a 450-pound calf on Aug. 30, according to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife news release.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 9:43 a.m.

After threats of violence, online wolf post-recovery meetings scheduled

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will host three online meetings to discuss how to manage wolves once they are fully recovered and delisted.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

Sue Lani Madsen: Reward offer shows ranchers’ frustration with wolf issue

Someone has been shooting cows from the road in Stevens County, according to the Stevens County Cattlemen’s Association. But the cattlemen’s shooting charge is hard to prove, and there’s no …

WDFW Commission holding wolf meeting

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife commission will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

No Togo wolf deaths, for now

No members of the Togo wolf pack have been killed by Washington wildlife officials, yet.

Washington wolf issues are heated, but experts urge perspective

Julia Smith is a relative newbie when it comes to Washington’s wolf issues.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 11:21 a.m.

Statewide wolf meetings, including one in Spokane, canceled after threats of violence

Fearing violence, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has canceled a series of 14 wolf-related meetings.

Study: Elk can be just as good at avoiding cougars and wolves as they are at hiding from hunters

Elk are crafty creatures. Just ask any elk hunter.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

Judge declines to block killing of more wolves in the Kettle River Range of Ferry County

A judge declined to block the killing of more wolves in the Kettle River Range of Ferry County, Thursday.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

Judge blocks killing of wolf pack’s last surviving member in NE Washington

On Friday, a judge temporarily blocked the killing of the sole surviving member of the Old Profanity Territory wolf pack.

Artificial intelligence, cameras and the postal service: How Idaho officials are studying wolves

Over the course of the summer, more than 800 game cameras spread throughout the woods and mountains of Idaho have been taking photos every 10 minutes. Simultaneously.

Washington kills 3 members of wolf pack preying on cattle

Washington officials killed three members of a wolf pack that are repeatedly preying on cattle in Ferry County.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

‘Like … a horror movie’: Camper saves family of 4 from wolf attack

It was about half past midnight when Russ Fee woke up to the sound of frantic shouts coming from a campsite next to his in Canada’s Banff National Park. From …

Togo wolf pack to be targeted again

The two remaining members of the Togo wolf pack will be killed by Washington wildlife officials.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 3:48 p.m.

As of now, no new OPT wolf pack members killed

Washington wildlife managers continue to try and kill members of the Old Profanity Territory wolf pack.

Study: In Idaho, cougars kill slightly more elk than wolves

An expansive study of elk mortality in Idaho’s wolf country did what most good science does: challenged ideas held as gospel by both wolf partisans and wolf antagonists.

Wolf post-recovery plan comments sought by Washington wildlife managers

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has opened a public comment period to gather input on how the department will manage wolves in Washington post-recovery.

Lawsuit filed by two Seattle residents attempts to block OPT pack kill order

Two western Washington residents filed a lawsuit attempting to block the killing of more members of the Old Profanity Territory wolf pack, Thursday.

UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

OPT wolf pack to be targeted; Ferry County rancher shoots wolf

Wolves from a pack in Northeast Washington will again be in the crosshairs of state shooters.

OPT pack members kill two more calves, calf killed in Asotin county

Members of the Old Profanity Territory pack killed two more calves Saturday and Monday, according to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials.

Washington State kills wolf, enters review period

On Saturday, shooters killed a member of the Old Profanity Territory wolf pack. The legal killing was authorized by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife last week after members …