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Sept. 5, 2014, 4:02 p.m.

Wolf Shot By State Was Alpha Female

The helicopter shooting of a wolf in northeastern Washington didn’t go as planned. A sharp shooter took out the livestock-killing pack’s alpha female. Officials worry that could lower the pack’s chances of survival.

Aug. 26, 2014, 11:54 a.m.

Biologist: Trapping, Collaring Wolf OR-7 Could Take A While

Biologists trying to put a new GPS tracking collar on Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, could be camping out in the southern Oregon Cascades for weeks before they are successful.

Aug. 25, 2014, 9:28 a.m.

Oregon's Famous Wolf To Be Recollared

Biologists plan to recapture and re-collar OR-7, ­Oregon’s famous wandering wolf that is now a settled father of pups.

June 15, 2014, 12:11 a.m.

The Wolf At The Door: California Wrestles With A Predator’s Return

News that the Oregon wolf OR-7 has fathered pups and formed a wolf pack in the Southern Oregon Cascades contributes to the growing sense that it’s only a matter of time until wolves re-inhabit California.

June 4, 2014, 10:53 a.m.

Wolf OR-7 Is A New Father

Just a few weeks after remote cameras captured images of the famous wandering wolf, OR-7 and his likely mate in Southern Oregon, new photographic evidence shows that the two adult wolves have had puppies.

May 12, 2014, 2:45 p.m.

Oregon's Wandering Wolf May Have Met His Mate

Wildlife officials say the lonesome wolf known as OR-7 may have found a mate, more than a year after drawing widespread interest in his journey across Oregon and into Northern California and back.

Feb. 26, 2014, 2:49 p.m.

Single Wolf Documented Near Mount Hood

The wolf known as OR-7 was the first wolf to be documented in the Cascades. According to a new report from Oregon Fish and Wildlife, a second single wolf was documented near Oregon's Mount Hood in December.

Feb. 26, 2014, 7:21 a.m.

Federal Hunters Pursuing Idaho Wolf Blamed For Horse Kill

Federal hunters are pursuing one or two wolves blamed for killing a horse in central Idaho this month.

Feb. 24, 2014, 6:29 a.m.

Reward Offered In Wolf Killing Case

A conservation group is offering a $7,500 reward for help solving the case of an endangered gray wolf found shot to death on Feb. 9 in Stevens County.

Feb. 10, 2014, 6:19 a.m.

Panel Finds Feds Didn't Use Best Science In Wolf Plan

A new independent review finds the federal government used uncertain science when it proposed taking the gray wolf off the endangered species list across the Lower 48.

Jan. 28, 2014, 7:21 a.m.

$2M Aimed To Kill More Than 500 Idaho Wolves

Idaho republicans are promoting a $2 million fund to reduce the state's wolf population by more than 500, to just 150 wolves in 15 packs.

Jan. 23, 2014, 7:53 a.m.

Senators Skeptical Of Idaho Agency's Wolf Numbers

Senators questioned the accuracy of Idaho Department of Fish and Game's report on the number of wolves in Idaho during a hearing.

Dec. 24, 2013, 6:38 a.m.

Enviros Ask Fed Judge To Halt Idaho Wolf Derby

An environmental group wants a federal judge to halt a planned wolf and coyote derby in Idaho, branding the event an illegal killing contest.

Dec. 2, 2013, 4:03 p.m.

Ore. Wolf Pack Faces 'Kill Order' If More Livestock Is Attacked

The latest livestock attack by Oregon's Snake River wolf pack puts it one bite away from a potential state kill order.

Sept. 19, 2013, 7:19 a.m.

Northwest Wolf Sanctuary Wins National Accreditation

A Western Washington wolf group will no longer organize a popular wolf howl gathering. It's one change made by the facility as part of a rigorous certification process for the American Sanctuary Association.

Sept. 17, 2013, 7:26 a.m.

Umatilla Wolf Pack's Kill Not Deemed A ‘Qualifying Incident’

Upon further review, the most recent confirmed case of livestock depredation by the Umatilla River wolf pack will not count as a “qualifying incident” toward lethal control of the predators.

Sept. 10, 2013, 7:41 a.m.

Wandering Wolf 'OR-7' Appears To Have Found A Home

The wolf known as “OR-7” appears to have found a home.

Sept. 10, 2013, 6 a.m.

Rockstar Wolf OR-7, By Luck Of The Draw

Wolf OR-7 has become something of a rock star in the world of wildlife. How did he get to be so famous? Sheer luck.

Sept. 4, 2013, 7:19 a.m.

Elk Group Grants Idaho Funds For Wolf Management

A leading wildlife group has agreed to give Idaho $50,000 to assist with the state's wolf management plan.

Aug. 28, 2013, 7:29 a.m.

Livestock Depredation Continues In Imnaha, Umatilla River Wolf Packs

A pair of Eastern Oregon wolf packs are nearing the threshold for lethal management as they continue to prey on livestock in Umatilla and Wallowa counties.

May 22, 2013, 7:34 a.m.

Wash. License Plate Fee To Pay For Wolf Kill Compensation

Legislation signed Tuesday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee adds $10 to the cost of a personalized Washington license plate with the money going to help compensate livestock owners for wolf kills.

April 15, 2013, 9 a.m.

Wolf Count: Numbers Up in Oregon, Washingon; Down In Idaho

There are fewer wolves overall in the West, but Oregon and Washington's wolf populations continue to grow. That's according to the federal government's annual gray wolf tally, released Friday.

April 12, 2013, 2:43 p.m.

Idaho Gov. Otter Vetoes Wolf Management Funding Bills

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has vetoed a pair of bills, including legislation that called for diverting money from Idaho Fish and Game to a program aimed at managing problem wolves.

April 3, 2013, 7 a.m.

Idaho Wolf Population Decline In 2012

The latest population tally shows an 11 percent decline in the number of wolves roaming Idaho.

March 27, 2013, 7:36 a.m.

Idaho Bill: Wolf Hunters Would Help Cover Livestock Loss

A bill headed for the floor of the Idaho House would tap into the interest in hunting wolves to raise money for ranchers who lose livestock to those wolves. A legislative committee approved the measure Tuesday, despite legal concerns.

March 26, 2013, 2 p.m.

Western Environmental Groups Oppose Federal Delisting Of Wolves

Western environmental groups say they're alarmed that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering a plan to end federal protections for gray wolves in areas where the animals no longer exist.

March 13, 2013, noon

Wandering Wolf Returns to Oregon After a Year in California

Conservationists say a wandering wolf known as OR-7 has crossed back into Oregon after spending more than a year in California.

March 5, 2013, 7:35 a.m.

Hunters Have Bagged Less Wolves In Idaho So Far This Year

Hunters appear to be having less success hunting and trapping wolves in the Idaho backcountry than a season ago.

Feb. 15, 2013, 12:30 p.m.

Wash. Wolf Population Nearly Doubled In A Year

A new survey shows the number of gray wolves in Washington has nearly doubled in the past year.

Jan. 17, 2013, 10:32 a.m.

Wash. Wildlife Officials Report 'Unprecedented' Wolf Numbers

Officials from the Department of Fish and Wildlife told a crowd in Spokane Valley Wednesday they’re trying to keep livestock losses down, even as Washington’s wolf population grows. Preliminary figures show the state wolf population grew from 27 to 51 just in the last year.

Jan. 15, 2013, 7 a.m.

Idaho Considers Paid Trappers For Wolf Management

Idaho wildlife officials are considering hiring private trappers to kill wolves roaming in important elk zones in the state.

Jan. 7, 2013, 6:24 a.m.

Lone Gray Wolf OR-7 Still On The Prowl

After tracking him for a year, California wildlife officials say that the lone gray wolf who migrated from Oregon likes to travel more than most.

Dec. 24, 2012, 7:41 a.m.

Idaho Hunters Kill Fewer Wolves So Far This Season

Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials say hunters have killed 116 wolves this hunting season through Dec. 15, about the halfway point of the 2012-2013 wolf hunting season.

Nov. 14, 2012, 2:26 p.m.

Cost Of Killing A Wolf Pack? $77,000

The state Fish and Wildlife Department spent nearly $77,000 to kill seven wolves in a pack that had been preying on cattle in Stevens County in northeast Washington.

Aug. 28, 2012, 6:48 a.m.

Feds Looking At Oregon, Washington Wolf Populations

Federal wildlife officials hope to complete an analysis before the end of the year that could decide whether wolves should still be considered “endangered” nationally.

Aug. 25, 2012, 5 a.m.

Activists Decry Wash. Plan To Kill Wolves

Washington state wildlife agents are preparing to kill up to four more gray wolves in the northeast corner of the state after investigators said the pack has injured or eaten livestock.

Aug. 9, 2012, 3 p.m.

Podcast: The Heat Is On For Wolves, Forests And Sewage

This week we've got stories on the changing makeup of forests in the Northwest and turning wastewater into power. Host Ashley Ahearn puts some tough questions to a Washington state wildlife official about his agency's decision to kill a wolf in Northeastern Washington.

June 12, 2012, 1:32 p.m.

Zoo Being Sought For Idaho Wolf Pup

BOISE, Idaho — State wildlife officials have confirmed that a puppy found in central Idaho by out-of-state campers was actually a young wolf.

June 1, 2012, 11:52 a.m.

Biologists Puzzling Over Next Move For Wolf Pup

BOISE, Idaho — State wildlife officials are still uncertain what to do with a young wolf pup that was recovered a week ago near Ketchum by a pair of tourists.

May 10, 2012, 2:05 p.m.

Humans Lay Eyes On Wandering Wolf From Oregon

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A young male wolf from Oregon that won fame trekking cross-country looking for a mate has had what appears to be his first close encounter with people, and got his picture taken, to boot.

April 4, 2012, 2:47 p.m.

Environmentalists Seek Review of Idaho Wolf Death

LEWISTON, Idaho — Two environmental groups are urging state and federal officials to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a wolf that was trapped and killed in Idaho last month.

March 14, 2012, 5:55 p.m.

Appeals Court Upholds Removing Federal Wolf Protections

BOISE, Idaho -- The extended wolf hunt in Idaho will continue through June in part of the state. That’s because the [9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals]( "9th Circuit Court of Appeals Wolf Decision March 14, 2012") upheld Congress’s decision to strip federal protection for wolves in Idaho and Montana.

Feb. 27, 2012, 2:50 p.m.

Wildlife Groups Ask For Calif. Wolf Protections

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The only gray wolf in California arrived after heading south out of Oregon last year while his brother headed east into Idaho, moves that sealed each of their fates. The brother is dead, shot illegally by a hunter this month, but in the Golden State wildlife advocates are demanding lifesaving protections for OR-7.

Feb. 22, 2012, 9:29 a.m.

Wolf OR-7's Wanderlust Sends Him Back Toward Oregon

Wandering wolf OR-7 is retracing his steps through Northern California and Tuesday was in howling distance of Southern Oregon.

Feb. 15, 2012, 4 p.m.

Video Shows Oregon's Lonesome Wolf Hanging With Pack

A video taken last spring shows Oregon's lonesome and long-traveling celebrity wolf, OR-7, at home with his pack before hitting the road to look for love.

Feb. 10, 2012, 5:53 p.m.

Oregon Wolf OR-9 Killed in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho -- It was confirmed this week that a member of a Northeastern Oregon wolf pack has been killed in Idaho. OR-9, a wolf from the Imnaha Pack, was killed by a hunter near Emmett, Idaho this week. Mike Keckler, a spokesman with Idaho Fish and Game, says the hunter killed the wolf illegally.

Jan. 5, 2012, 4:39 p.m.

State Report Questions Federal Wolf Investigations

_(UPDATE: Ecotrope's Cassandra Profita has more on the report, including links and a follow-up on Friday's meeting. It's [at her blog]( "at her blog").)_

Dec. 15, 2011, 7:18 p.m.

Field Notes: In Oregon's Cascades, A Lone Wolf

Five inch tracks in the snow. A beeping radio antenna. And the ribcage of an elk. There is a wolf in the Sky Lakes Wilderness, in the Oregon Cascades. Will he stay and find a mate, or is Oregon-7 a biological dead end?

Dec. 4, 2011, 8:44 a.m.

Washington Fish & Wildlife Panel accepts Wolf management Plan

Washington's Fish and Wildlife Commission Saturday approved a management plan for what one member called the most controversial and complex issue the Commission has ever dealt with: wolf management.

Nov. 15, 2011, 10:52 a.m.

Idaho is First in Lower 48 With Regulated Wolf Trapping

BOISE, Idaho -- The first ever regulated trapping season for wolves outside of Alaska opened today in Idaho. The season opening comes after gray wolves were taken off the endangered species list this spring.

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