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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 …


Wolf plan to get public hearings

A draft management and conservation plan released recently for gray wolves in Washington presents a blueprint for ushering the predators through their gradual revival to eventual delisting from state endangered …


Montana suspends wolf hunting near Yellowstone

Montana wildlife officials suspended wolf hunting near Yellowstone National Park on Thursday, after nine kills in just three weeks pushed the area’s wolf harvest close to its season-long limit.


29 wolves shot in Idaho so far this hunting season

Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials said a female wolf with the Phantom Hill pack was killed by a hunter, marking the 29th wolf kill since Idaho’s hunting season …


Fish and Wildlife unveils wolf plan

International borders and state lines are no deterrent to gray wolves, which are drifting into Washington from neighboring packs in British Columbia, Idaho and Montana. At least two wolf packs …


First North Idaho wolf kill reported

A wolf was shot in the Marble Creek area of the St. Joe River drainage Thursday during the opening day of wolf season in the Idaho Panhandle.


Idaho man illegally shot at wolf pack from sky

BOISE — A shotgun-wielding motorized parachutist fired on a pack of wolves earlier this year from the eastern Idaho sky, something forbidden even under a state permit that allows aerial …


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World-record bass caught in Japan OUTCAST – The world-record largemouth bass that trophy anglers have been stalking for decades from Florida to California apparently has been caught – by a …


Idaho’s new hunt

More than 15,000 hunters have purchased tags for the first authorized wolf hunts in some 80 years in Idaho and Montana. Experts say few of these hunters are likely to …


When wolves claim your kill

What if wolves were stalking the same elk you just found in your cross-hairs? Although extremely unlikely, wolves have sometimes tried to claim a big-game animal a hunter has just …


First wolf kill of Montana season reported

HELENA, Mont. — State wildlife officials have received the first report of a wolf killed in the hunting season that began Tuesday.


Special wolf tags to be auctioned

BOISE – Idaho is looking at auctioning off 10 “special wolf tags” to the highest bidders as a fundraiser for wolf management. Such an auction was authorized by state lawmakers …


‘Special’ wolf tags could go to auction

Idaho is looking at auctioning off 10 “special wolf tags” to the highest bidders, as a fundraiser for wolf management.


Wolf advocates won’t appeal ruling allowing hunts

Wolf advocates have decided not to appeal a federal judge’s decision that let wolf hunting seasons go forward in Idaho and Montana.


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Ruling allows wolf hunting to go on

Wolf hunting can continue in Idaho, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, but he hinted that the bigger court case behind the request may land the wolf back on the endangered …


Man cited for wolf poaching

An Eagle, Idaho, man was cited by the Idaho Fish and Game department this week for poaching after he shot a wolf outside an approved hunting zone.


Gray wolf hunts can continue, federal judge says

A federal judge said gray wolf hunts can go on for the first time in decades in the Northern Rockies, just months after the animals were removed from the endangered …


Trust the real experts in wolf debate

Wolves are running a spectrum of emotions in the thoughts of people across the nation this week. Certainly it’s news to ask a hunter why he wants to kill a …


Idaho’s wolf hunt is still on, for now

BOISE – Gray wolves were back in the crosshairs of hunters Tuesday, just months after they were removed from the federal endangered species list and eight decades since being hunted …


Real estate agent takes Idaho’s first gray wolf

Gray wolves were back in the cross hairs of hunters on Tuesday, just months after they were removed from the federal endangered species list and eight decades since being hunted …


Judge weighs wolf decision as Idaho hunters head out

BOISE – While a federal judge ponders whether to issue an injunction stopping wolf hunts in Idaho and Montana, Idaho hunters are heading into the woods, ready to target wolves …


Start of wolf hunt nears with no ruling yet from judge

While a federal judge ponders whether to issue an injunction stopping wolf hunts in Idaho and Montana, Idaho Fish and Game officials are hurriedly preparing signs to warn away hunters …