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Group to host talk about gray wolves

The Spokane County Chapter of Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights will host a talk on expanding gray wolf populations from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Greyhound Park Event …


Judge to hear arguments in wolf delisting lawsuit

A federal judge in Missoula will hear oral arguments on June 15 on whether gray wolves in Montana and Idaho should be removed from the list of federally protected species.


Study: Elk more likely to flee humans than wolves

Elk respond more strongly to threats from humans than from wolves, and they are more likely to flee for protected refuges if there are hunters in the area, a recent …


Field reports: Wallowa anglers net record kokanee

FISHING – Northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa Lake is producing state-record kokanee of saltwater proportions. Wan Teece of Enterprise, Ore., caught a 26.25-inch long kokanee weighing 8.23 pounds on March 24.


Wolf hunt season ends with killings shy of limit

BOISE – Idaho closed the first regulated wolf-hunting season in the lower 48 states Wednesday, and state Fish and Game officials are calling it a success. “I’d be severely disappointed …


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 …


Elk reproduction woes tied to wolves

After hours of watching Yellowstone elk herds through a spotting scope, Scott Creel noticed a few interesting things. When wolves appeared, the elk turned skittish. They spent more time on …


Montana wolf kills authorized after miniature horse deaths

MISSOULA — State wildlife officials have authorized killing a pack of wolves that killed four miniature horses near St. Regis.


Hunting hasn’t slowed wolves

At least 1,706 gray wolves in 242 packs and 115 breeding pairs were roaming the Northern Rockies of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming at the end of 2009, according to reports …


Wolf stars fade

After a somewhat dominating 14-year reign in the northwestern corner of Yellowstone National Park, one of the park’s most-prolific and most-viewed gray wolf packs in the world may have perished. …


Wolf population rose last year in Northern Rockies

The wolf population in the Northern Rockies rose last year, but at the slowest rate in nearly 15 years, according to a report released Thursday by U.S. Fish and Wildlife …


Yellowstone wolves decline in ’09

PREDATORS – The number of wolves in Yellowstone National Park declined about 23 percent in 2009, a change park biologists say is typical of natural fluctuations for wildlife species. Yellowstone’s …


Elusive target

AVERY, Idaho – Milt Turley wants to shoot a wolf. He and his wife, Kay, live in close proximity to the shaggy-haired predators. Wolf tracks have appeared on the couple’s …


Actual wolf weights often skimpier than hunters estimate

Rumors of 150-pound wolves abound in the Idaho Panhandle, but most of the wolves taken by hunters are much smaller. Adult females averaged 86 pounds, according to Idaho Department of …


Wolves touted as park stewards

BILLINGS – With ballooning elk and deer populations eating up greenery and altering ecosystems at national parks across the country, a group of researchers is suggesting an unusual solution: Introduce …


Idaho closes another wolf hunting area

State wildlife managers say another Idaho wolf hunting zone has been shut down after hunters filled a state quota.


Wolf toll on livestock increases

Gray wolves killed livestock in Montana at the rate of an animal per day in 2009, stirring a backlash against the predators in rural areas and depleting a program that …


Wyoming argues for wolf oversight

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has no legitimate reason for its refusal to turn over management of gray wolves to the state of Wyoming, the state …


Idaho wolf advocate posts hunters’ names on Web

A Boise wolf advocate has used a public records request to get the names of hunters who reported killing a wolf in Idaho and posted all 122 names on a …


Tapeworms infect wolf packs

A Washington State University wildlife researcher said he was “absolutely shocked to see such a high prevalence” of tapeworms found in Rocky Mountain gray wolves. “Some of these wolves had …


Cascade wolf sightings increase

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Wolves that have moved into Oregon from Idaho appear to be extending their range west, with recent sightings in the southern Cascades and the Ochoco Mountains. …


Wolf plans at different stages

As Wash- ington continues to formulate a wolf management plan and Idaho has extended the first wolf hunting season in decades, Montana wildlife managers are regrouping. Montana’s first fair-chase wolf …


Wolf season extended by 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 …


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 …


Idaho shuts another wolf hunting zone

State officials say hunters have reached their limit for killing wolves in a hunting zone in northern Idaho.


Outside View: Washington state’s plans for wolves reasonable

We have wolves in Washington. Wolves are not optional. We cannot declare the state a wolf-free zone or build an impenetrable wolf barrier along our border to keep the interloper …


Idaho may consider extending wolf hunt season

Idaho wildlife officials are thinking about extending the wolf hunting season in certain hunting zones across the state.


Wolf hunting closed in eastern Idaho zone

Hunters reached the five-wolf limit in eastern Idaho’s Upper Snake Wolf Zone, prompting state wildlife managers to close the season there.


Wolf plan meeting Tuesday in Spokane

ENDANGERED SPECIES – Public comments will be heard in Spokane on Tuesday on a recently released draft management plan with guidelines for removing gray wolves from Washington’s state endangered species …


State may pay wolf-kill damages

OLYMPIA – Hoping to ease Washington ranchers’ concerns about gray wolves, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife is proposing what may be the most generous compensation in the West …