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Oregon rancher approved to kill 2 wolves; advocates alarmed

Oregon wildlife officials will allow a cattle rancher in remote northeastern Oregon to kill any two wolves – including a pregnant one – from a new pack that’s been attacking …


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:36 p.m.

Collaborative effort: A Washington cattleman and biologist are working to reduce wolf-livestock conflicts

A fifth-generation cattleman and a wildlife biologist are teaming to help northeastern Washington ranchers coexist with the state’s growing number of gray wolves.


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 7:23 p.m.

Wolf management proposal floated by Spokane-based conservation group asking ranchers to graze cattle on lower Colville National Forest allotments met with suspicion, hope

The Lands Council is proposing that ranchers who have grazing allotments on the Colville National Forest shift their cattle from higher allotments to lower elevation ones.


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

Washington’s gray wolf population increases for ninth consecutive year

Washington’s gray wolf population increased for the ninth consecutive year according to an annual statewide survey, but the increases continue to be primarily in the wolf-rich northeastern quarter of the …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 11:31 a.m.

Idaho Fish and Game kills 10 wolves

Idaho Fish and Game officials killed 10 wolves in an effort to improve elk survival rates in northern Idaho.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

10 wolves killed in northern Idaho to boost elk numbers

Federal officials have killed 10 wolves in northern Idaho at the request of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to boost elk numbers, and state officials say more might …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Idaho can keep data on animals tracked illegally amid appeal

Idaho officials don’t have to destroy information right away that came from tracking collars placed on wolves and elk by a helicopter crew that landed illegally in a wilderness area …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

Famous Yellowstone elk herd rebounds two decades after wolf reintroduction

The Northern Yellowstone elk herd, one of the most famous and closely watched in the world, is finally growing at a healthy clip.


‘I just want out’: Large carnivore conservation lab director opens up about relationship with WSU

Robert Wielgus has been at the center of a whirlwind of conflict with his employer, Washington State University.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 12:40 p.m.

Liberty Lake man fined $8,000 for killing wolves

An eastern Washington state man who killed two wolves has been fined more than $8,000.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 4:27 p.m.

Idaho wolf control board seeks another $400K next year to kill problem wolves

A state board charged with contracting to have problem wolves killed asked state lawmakers for another $400,000 on Friday, though the board has received that amount from the state each …


Livestock owners concerned about wolves in Boise foothills

Federal officials say there have been no reports of livestock kills associated with a seven-member wolf pack that roamed in the Boise foothills last spring.


Spokane group adds money to wolf poaching reward

After two wolves were illegally killed in northeast Washington in November and December a slew of nonprofit conservation groups offered rewards leading to conviction.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 7:08 p.m.

Reward for wolf poacher raised to $20,000

The reward for information leading to the conviction of an alleged poacher has grown to $20,000.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 5:07 p.m.

Poachers kill two wolves in northeast Washington, at least one in Stevens County

Two wolves were illegally killed in northeast Washington last month, according to Conservation Northwest officials.


Oregon delays vote on wolf plan that could lead to hunting

Oregon officials are delaying a decision about whether to adopt a new wolf management plan that could eventually open the door for a wolf hunt.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 7:27 p.m.

Report: Wolf population increase not hurting deer numbers

The growing population of wolves in eastern Washington state does not appear to be hurting the populations of deer, elk, moose and bighorn sheep, according to a report issued this …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 5:12 p.m.

Author Nate Blakeslee explores value of one wolf’s life

“American Wolf,” the nonfiction story of an alpha female in Yellowstone, drew about 150 people to the December meeting of The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 5:09 p.m.

Idaho fighting order to destroy wilderness wolf, elk data

Idaho officials are challenging a federal court order to destroy information collected from tracking collars placed on elk and wolves obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

Wolves’ return to Oregon brings conflict and opportunity

Today, Oregon’s statehood is secure, but the future of its wolf population once more hangs in the balance. Wolves have returned after decades, and this time, humans are having a …


Third federally protected gray wolf killed in Oregon

Another gray wolf has been found dead in Oregon, marking the third such unsolved death of a federally protected wolf in the past year, state and federal wildlife officials said. …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 9:30 p.m.

Wildlife managers track daughter of famous OR-7 wolf

State and federal wildlife managers will again be able to track gray wolf OR-7’s Rogue Pack now that one of his presumed offspring is sporting a new GPS collar.


Analysis counters WSU profs’ opposition to wolf killing

A Washington State University professor erred in controversial research released in 2014 suggesting that killing wolves that attack cattle is counterproductive because it stimulates more attacks, according to a statistical …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:43 p.m.

Idaho F&G Commission unanimously rejects wolf-baiting, at least for now

In a unanimous vote, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission has rejected the idea of allowing hunters to bait wolves, at least for now. A large majority of the public …


Oregon officials plan to kill more wolves in northeast pack

Authorities plan to kill another two wolves in Northern Oregon after more livestock were attacked.


Oregon authorities kill 2 wolves after cattle attacks

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife authorities shot and killed two adult wolves in response to multiple attacks on cattle grazing in northeast Oregon.


Hiker with dog has close wolf encounter in North Idaho

I’d planned a July day hike with my dog along a North Idaho stream for a good dose of outdoor exercise and a cool respite from the summer heat. The …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

Oregon will kill 2 wolves at the request of ranchers

Oregon wildlife officials will kill two adult wolves in northeast Oregon at the request of ranchers who say animals in their pack have preyed on cattle for more than a …


Court keeps Great Lakes wolves on endangered species list

A federal appeals court Tuesday retained federal protection for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, ruling that the government acted prematurely when it dropped them from the endangered …


UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 10:34 p.m.

Oregon rancher asks state to kill wolves that attacked calf

A rancher in northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa County has asked state officials to kill wolves from the Harl Butte pack after an investigator confirmed wolves killed a calf.