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Montana plans to raise quota for wolf hunt

HELENA – State wildlife officials will recommend increasing the quota of wolves allowed to be killed by hunters this year to 186, compared to 75 in last year’s inaugural hunt. …


Judge hears wolf appeal

MISSOULA – A federal judge heard arguments Tuesday on whether gray wolves in Montana and Idaho should be protected once more under the Endangered Species Act. Wildlife advocates sued the …


Judge hears arguments in federal wolf case

A federal judge heard arguments today on whether gray wolves in Montana and Idaho should be protected once more under the Endangered Species Act and whether those states can ensure …


Alaska wolf kill blocked

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A federal judge on Monday denied the state of Alaska’s request for a preliminary injunction to kill wolves, a step it said was needed to protect a …


Lethal week for Montana wolves

Fifteen gray wolves from five different packs were killed in Montana for preying on livestock between May 17 and May 21, making it one of the deadliest five-day stretches in …


Wolf plan panelists divided

Five states are working at dramatically different paces to deal with the reintroduction of gray wolves. Wyoming’s kill ’em on sight plan landed them in last place, mired in court …


Ranchers obtain wolf permits

Five ranchers in northeastern Oregon have permits to shoot wolves if they see the animals attacking their livestock.


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 …