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Stories tagged: wolves

UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Spokane conservationist: Plan to end wolf protections premature, political

U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move that Chris Bachman, wildlife program director at the Spokane-based Lands Council, called premature …

Wolf review bill passes state committee

A bill requiring the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to immediately review the state’s wolf population, among other things, passed through the Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, …

Colville Tribe removes wolf hunting limits for members

Colville Tribal hunters may now hunt wolves year-round on tribal grounds. The rule change, posted Thursday, also removed a three-wolf season limit.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:08 p.m.

Chris Bachman: The wolf you feed

It is time to bridge the divide and collaborate, supporting human interests and protecting wildlife.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:19 p.m.

Bill to keep Idaho wolf control board headed to governor

Legislation to keep operating an Idaho board that pays a federal agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and elk is on its way to Gov. Brad Little.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

Wolf trapping is a tool Idaho wildlife managers want to keep, but at what price?

You can earn more than $1,000 for trapping a single wolf in Idaho, but it will cost you.

Wolf Advisory Group meeting canceled due to weather

Washington’s Wolf Advisory Group was scheduled to meet Tuesday and Wednesday in Olympia.

Montana wolf payout bill called unethical

A pair of bills to encourage more people to kill wolves drew spirited debate at the Montana Legislature’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks Committee Jan. 31.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

Wolf shot, killed near Sprague Lake about 40 miles from Spokane

In an area where no documented wolf packs roam, a rancher shot a wolf Monday.

Wolf Advisory group meeting Tuesday, Wednesday

The Washington Wolf Advisory group will discuss what to do once wolves are delisted in the state during a meeting on Olympia, Tuesday and Wednesday.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 4:39 p.m.

Battle in Yellowstone: Video shows long-legged elk schooling wolves

A pack of wolves in Yellowstone National Park found themselves floundering through deep snow while hunting elk Dec. 27. The bull elk had the advantage outpacing and fending off the …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 3:19 p.m.

Washington bill calls for wolves to be relocated to Bainbridge Island

A northeast Washington politician has introduced a bill that would move wolves onto Bainbridge Island.

Idaho’s declining moose numbers prompt reduction in hunting opportunities

The Idaho Fish and Game commission voted last week to drastically reduce the number of available moose tags for the 2019-20 seasons.

Idaho wolf control board seeks approval to keep operating

Lawmakers have advanced legislation to keep operating an Idaho board that manages money to pay a federal and state agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and big game.

UW researchers use scat-sniffing dogs to bolster wolf count in Washington

It’s quite possible that the statewide population of wolves is closer to 200 rather than 122, according to UW researchers using scat-sniffing dogs.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

Oregon rancher uses inflatable dancer to shoo wolves

A rancher in Jackson County who has had gray wolves eat his livestock is now using a lime-green inflatable dancing man to keep the predators at bay.

After beloved wolf’s shooting near Cooke City, baiting rumors rile mountain town

Questions about whether some Cooke City residents are baiting wolves has raised the hackles of a few of the remote town’s business owners.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 2:10 p.m.

Stevens County Commissioners issue wolf safety announcement

The Stevens County Commissioners announced that wolf “packs have come very close to homes in several areas of Stevens County,” Tuesday.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 9:23 a.m.

Wolves kill two calves, one cow in Ferry County

The carcasses of two calves and a cow were discovered in Ferry County early in January.

Environmental groups withdraw from Oregon wolf plan talks

Environmental groups have withdrawn from talks aimed at updating the wolf management plan in Oregon.

Yellowstone wolf’s killing raises questions

The November killing of a Yellowstone wolf outside the park has generated “hundreds” of emails and phone calls to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials suggesting that the hunt was …

Wolf advisory group meeting in Spokane

Washington’s Wolf Advisory Group is scheduled to meet Tuesday and Wednesday in Spokane following a difficult year of state wolf management.

Spokane-area photographer captures image of beloved Yellowstone wolf nearly a year before she’s killed by a hunter

Nearly a year ago, Craig Goodwin was driving through Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley when he saw a group of people convened by the side of the road.

Legendary Yellowstone wolf was killed by hunter; years later, her daughter was, too

It was a chance encounter between Marc Cooke and 926F. The wolf looked as though she could be a dog. It paced about 50 yards off the road where Cooke’s …

Popular Yellowstone wolf falls to Montana hunter

A Montana hunter has legally killed a wolf that was popular with photographers and wolf watchers in Yellowstone National Park.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 2:37 p.m.

Canine steals deer from Stevens County hunter

A canine chased Eastern Washington University student Andrew Norby away from a buck he shot Oct. 20.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

House of Representatives votes to delist gray wolves, bill’s future uncertain in Senate

The House of Representatives voted 196-180 on Friday to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48. The legislation will next head to the Senate.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 11:05 a.m.

House of Representatives votes to delist gray wolves

The House of Representatives will vote Friday on whether to delist gray wolves in the contiguous United States.

Dr. Robert Wielgus: The wolf wars in Washington can easily be prevented

Once again, wolves in the old Profanity pack territory (OPT) are being lethally controlled by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife because of livestock depredations by wolves in the …