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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 …


Idaho readies for hunt as feds drop wolves from endangered list

Idaho is preparing for its first public wolf hunt in decades, following Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s decision Friday to remove the elusive predator from the endangered-species list in the Northern …


In brief: Bill declares surplus of wolves in Idaho

Idaho would declare a surplus of wolves and offer the extras to any state that wants them under legislation that unanimously cleared the Senate Resources Committee on Monday. “We can …


NIC hosting film, discussion on wolves

“An Evening with Wolves” features a presentation of an award-winning film titled “Wolves,” narrated by Robbie Robertson, and a panel discussion by local residents. The free event will be from …


State seeks to kill North Idaho wolves

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will ask the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for permission to kill wolves in northern Idaho to protect deer and elk herds.


Mexico, now that’s the ticket

I felt the sunshine on my bare shoulders, beach sand between my toes, a sea-kayak paddle in my hands and the spray of warm saltwater in my face when I …


Gray wolf leaves its mark throughout the Northwest

The 2008 Critter of the Year for the Inland Northwest had no rivals at the top of the food chain — except for man. The gray wolf garnered love and …


Wolf kills at all-time high in ’08

BILLINGS – Record numbers of endangered gray wolves were shot this year by government wildlife agents and ranchers in the Northern Rockies, as the predator’s attacks on livestock met with …


Wolves targeted despite hunt ban

A court order that restored endangered status to the region’s gray wolves has put proposed wolf-hunting seasons on the back burner, but government guns are being called in to help …


Gray wolves are state residents

The body of a gray wolf found last month near Tum Tum in Stevens County is the first physical proof that the species has returned to Washington, state wildlife officials …


Wolf gets fresh start as managed species

The reintroduction of gray wolves to the northern Rockies has been officially declared a success. They were removed from the federal Endangered Species list on March 28, transferring most wolf …


Big snowfall brings out wolves

Deep snow is forcing deer, elk and moose – and the wolves that prey on them – down from the mountains and into the small communities flanking the St. Joe …


Critter watch: From wolves to whales, region’s wildlife on the move

The coming and going of wildlife is in the news this week. Killer whales roam: A Puget Sound pod of Orcas has been spotted off California’s Monterey Bay.


Stevens County fears wolf cost

Washington’s wolf management plan hasn’t been released. Already, Stevens County Commissioners and cattle ranchers don’t like it.


Sheep rancher learns to keep the wolves at bay

KETCHUM, Idaho – It’s about as thickly populated by wolves as anywhere in the region, but environmentally conscious sheep producer Lava Lake Land & Livestock is developing a track record …


Field Reports: Wolf management meeting in Spokane

Citizens can comment on gray wolf management in Washington during public meetings at seven towns across the state, including Spokane. The wolves are federally protected as endangered species, but their …


Washington wants input on wolves

Wolves are now making regular forays into the forests of northeastern Washington, and state wildlife officials are developing a plan to manage the predators. Public meetings are being held across …


Aerial survey finds problem with elk numbers

LEWISTON – Elk numbers continue to dwindle in some of north-central Idaho’s legendary big-game country, and the state is considering reductions in elk permits. The survey conducted in the last …


Field Reports: Wolf delisting topic in Spokane

Spokane Valley is the last stop for a six-state U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tour to gather comments on removing Northern Rocky Mountain gray wolves from the federal Endangered Species …


Wolf sightings more common

BOISE — Thousands of vacationers in the West will likely see a wolf in the wild for the first time this summer, often from the road but sometimes while camping …


It pays to always be prepared

A Spokane fly fisherman caught a once-in-a-lifetime North Idaho experience in Tepee Creek Monday, and we’re not talking about cutthroat trout. The angler asked to remain anonymous because … ahem …


Overall numbers of wolves are up

BILLINGS, Mont. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates the number of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies has increased to more than 900 since last year, but a …


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Another Yellowstone Wolf May Have Litter

Biologists believe another wolf transplanted into Yellowstone National Park has had a litter of pups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday. During a routine monitoring flight over the …