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Fish and Game expects healthy wolf-tag sale

BOISE – There’s been some shock and disbelief expressed around the estimate that as many as 70,000 hunters might buy wolf tags for the upcoming, first-ever Idaho wolf hunt. After …


Pro-wolf group plans to boycott Idaho spuds

BOISE – A Connecticut-based animal rights group angry over Idaho’s planned wolf hunt aims to punch the state in its tuber. Friends of Animals is urging foes of the hunt, …


Wolf hunt foes, supporters say science backs them up

Milt Turley, an elk hunter, hung a sign on his pickup that read: “Wolves are eating my family’s dinner as we speak.” Others carried signs proclaiming “Wolves – part of …


Wolves kill 120 sheep near Dillon, Mont.

DILLON, Mont. — Wolves killed 122 buck sheep in a pasture south of Dillon earlier this month, surpassing the number of sheep killed by wolves in the entire state in …


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 …


Six dead wolf pups found in Idaho

FAIRFIELD, Idaho – Six dead wolf pups have been discovered on national forest land in south-central Idaho, state officials announced today.


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.


Thousands buy Idaho wolf hunting tags

The first hunter to buy a wolf tag at Idaho’s Fish & Game headquarters in Boise this morning, J.D. Dennis of Kuna, arrived 55 minutes before the sale started. “Fortunately, …


Groups ask judge to block wolf hunts in Idaho, Mont.

A coalition of environmental and animal rights groups asked a federal judge Thursday to stop wolf hunting seasons in Idaho and Montana planned for this fall.


Idaho lays out wolf kill

BOISE – Idaho will start selling tags Monday for its first public wolf hunt, to give hunters from both inside and outside the state a shot at up to 220 …


Idaho’s wolf hunt is on

Idaho will start selling tags next Monday for its first-ever public wolf hunt, to give hunters from both inside and outside the state a shot at up to 220 of …


At a glance: Proposed 2009 Idaho wolf hunt

Idaho has joined Montana in planning to let hunters shoot wolves starting this September — the first open gray wolf hunts in the lower 48 states after the lifting of …


In brief: Wolf, two pups captured, tagged and released

An adult male wolf was captured and outfitted with a satellite-tracking collar in northern Pend Oreille County Friday. The collar will help state biologists monitor Washington’s second confirmed wolf pack, …


Gray wolf collared in Pend Oreille County

An adult male wolf was captured and outfitted with a satellite-tracking collar in northern Pend Oreille County Friday.


Gray wolf pack is state’s second

Acting on a tip from loggers, wild-life biologists have confirmed the presence of a wolf pack with pups in northeast Pend Oreille County. At sunrise Friday, Scott Fisher played digital …


State may have second wolf pack

Acting on a tip from loggers, wildlife biologists have confirmed the presence of a wolf pack with pups in northeast Pend Oreille County. At sunrise Friday, Scott Fisher played digital …


Montana OKs hunt for 75 wolves; Idaho quota next

BILLINGS – Montana and Idaho are moving to host the first open gray wolf hunts in the lower 48 states after the animal’s removal from the endangered list across much …


Out & About

OUTFIELD – A game camera monitored by Washington state wildlife biologists recently caught an image of what appears to be a lactating female wolf in the middle of Pend Oreille …


Wolf-hunting goes to court in two states

BILLINGS, Mont. – A pair of federal judges will decide which states in the Northern Rockies have enough gray wolves to allow public hunting, as the bitter debate over the …


Lawsuits over wolves filed in two courts

BILLINGS — A pair of federal judges will decide which states in the Northern Rockies have enough gray wolves to allow public hunting, as the bitter debate over the region’s …


Twisp wolves ‘well-behaved’

TWISP, Wash. – Despite the controversy that surrounds them, the gray wolves that made a home for themselves near Twisp are acting rather neighborly, so far. There has been one …


Wolf off endangered list in Northern Rockies

Wolves in parts of the Northern Rockies and the Great Lakes region come off the endangered species list today — opening the way for public hunting of the animals to …


Delisting of wolves will face legal fight

The federal government’s decision to take gray wolves in the Northern Rockies off the Endangered Species List is headed for court. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday formally …


Wolves enter mainstream

Montana and Idaho are ready to go with gray wolf management plans that include limited hunting now that the predators are being removed from the federal endangered species list. The …


Washington wolves protected

The recently announced removal of the gray wolf from federal “endangered” status included wolves found in the eastern two-thirds of Washington. However, Washington still lists the wolf as endangered. Therefore, …


Officials look into gray wolf killing

SEATTLE – Washington state and federal wildlife officers are investigating the illegal killing of a protected gray wolf in Okanogan County in north-central Washington. The investigation began when a shipper …


Gray wolf population strong

BILLINGS – Federal officials say a record 1,645 gray wolves counted in the Northern Rockies this winter shows the predators’ population remains strong, but is no longer expanding as rapidly …


Residents warned of pack of 10 wolves

HAILEY, Idaho – The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is warning residents of the central Idaho town of Hailey to stay away from a pack of 10 wolves that …


Salazar challenged over wolf delisting

WASHINGTON – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s decision to stick with a controversial Bush administration move that took gray wolves off the endangered species list in most of the Northern Rockies …


Idaho proposing shorter elk-hunting season

Hunters might have fewer chances to bag an elk in the Idaho Panhandle next fall. Wildlife managers are proposing shorter hunting seasons to allow elk herds to recover from the …