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Kathleen Parker: Losing the wolf would diminish us all

If President Trump doesn’t speak up soon, the howl we hear in the night won’t belong to the predator but to the last lonely wolf crying out for all that …


Wolves kill calf in Asotin County

Wolves from the Grouse Flats pack killed a calf in Asotin County around July 8, according to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife news release.


Comment period on federal wolf delisting closes Monday

The public comment period on a U.S. Fish and Wildlife proposal to delist gray wolves will close, Monday.


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 3:02 p.m.

Wolf pack to be targeted by Washington state shooters after repeated cattle attacks

A wolf pack in northeast Washington with a history of attacking cattle will be targeted by state shooters this week.


Cattlemen association in Stevens County urges residents to report wolf and cougar attacks to the sheriff – before state wildlife managers

A cattlemen association in Stevens County urges residents to report wolf and cougar attacks to law enforcement before calling state wildlife managers.


Two cows killed in Stevens County

Members of the Wedge wolf pack are being blamed for killing one cow in Stevens county, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 1:58 p.m.

Reward grows for wolf poacher

The reward leading to the conviction in the illegal killing of a gray wolf over Memorial Day weekend grew to $10,000 on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 4:39 p.m.

Two wolves killed in Stevens County over Memorial Day weekend

Two wolves were killed in Stevens County over the Memorial Day weekend.


A question of balance: Working together on wolves

Regardless of our cultural identity –rancher, hunter, wildlife advocate or a multicultural cross-pollination of all – we must come together. We all care about the heritage of the West.


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 6:32 p.m.

WDFW director supports federal delisting of wolves in letter

The head of Washington’s wildlife agency supported the federal delisting of wolves in an April letter.


There actually was a study to determine if red wolves are wolves: the answer could have doomed them

Over the federal government’s 30-year effort to revive endangered red wolves in North Carolina, there have been many attempts by opponents to get rid of them. But to argue that …


Report: Record number of wolves in Oregon

A record number of wolves are roaming Oregon, 20 years after the species returned to the state. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a report released Monday …


Study: Wolves push mule deer higher, don’t impact whitetail

Wildlife photographers and hunters looking for mule deer may need to hike a little higher.


WDFW gives update on latest wolf numbers, including new pack in Western Washington, but not all are thrilled by count

Washington’s wolf population continued to grow in 2018, with a minimum of 126 wolves, 27 packs and 15 breeding pairs documented by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.


WDFW commission set to discuss wolves, hunting rule changes, suction dredging Friday

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will set 2019 hunting seasons, hear public input on suction dredging and review wolf population information starting Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Washington’s wolf population continues to grow; pack documented west of Cascades

Washington’s wolf population continued to grow in 2018, with a minimum of 126 wolves, 27 packs and 15 breeding pairs documented by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlilfe.


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 3:10 p.m.

Committee backs money for nonlethal wolf control

Senate could vote for more staff and nonlethal efforts to control wolves.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Wolves prove resilient, but proposal could curtail expansion

A proposal to strip gray wolves of their remaining federal protections could curtail their rapid expansion across vast swaths of the U.S. West and Great Lakes, yet the predators already …


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 …