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Dec. 3, 2014, 11 a.m.

How Killing Wolves Might Be Leading To More Livestock Attacks

A new study from Washington State University found killing wolves that attack wildlife increases future livestock attacks.

Dec. 3, 2014, 9:27 a.m.

Forest Service Pressured By DeFazio To Stop Idaho Wolf Derby

A coalition of conservation groups and a U.S. congressman from Oregon have sent separate letters asking the U.S. Forest Service to require a pro-hunting group get a permit before being allowed to hold a wolf- and coyote-shooting contest in Idaho.

Nov. 26, 2014, 12:12 p.m.

BLM Reverses Decision To Permit Wolf And Coyote Hunting Derby In Idaho

Federal land managers are rescinding a permit that would have allowed a competition to hunt wolves and coyotes in Idaho.

Oct. 16, 2014, 10:10 p.m.

Oregon On Track To Begin Wolf Delisting Process

If Eastern Oregon's current wolf population trends continue, the state can relax protections and consider removing the species from its endangered list next year.

Sept. 29, 2014, 2:40 p.m.

Idaho Wolf, Coyote Shooting Derby Wants Larger Area

A group that overcame a court challenge last winter to hold a wolf- and coyote-shooting derby is seeking a permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to roughly double the area for a second event this winter.

Sept. 2, 2014, 12:26 p.m.

Washington Rancher Agrees To Move Sheep Away From Wolves

A Stevens County sheep rancher has managed to move about 1,800 sheep to protect them from a pack of wolves that have killed at least two dozen of the animals this summer.

Aug. 27, 2014, 11:47 a.m.

Oregon Wolf Pack One Livestock Kill From Its Limit

One of Oregon's wolf packs is one livestock attack away from becoming the first to come under a potential kill order under the state's unique rules.

Aug. 26, 2014, 1:02 p.m.

Washington Decision To Kill Wolves Stirs Controversy

The Washington department of Fish and Wildlife says its approval of killing several members of a wolf pack near Spokane came after non-lethal efforts were exhausted.

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.

Aug. 21, 2014, 3:27 p.m.

Washington Approves Killing Wolves After Livestock Attacks

A rancher in northeastern Washington will be allowed to shoot wolves approaching his herd of sheep. State officials made the decision after they confirmed wolves killed dozens of his sheep.

June 19, 2014, 8:47 a.m.

Conservation Group Files Lawsuit Against Timber Sale Near Oregon's Crater Lake National Park

The recent discovery of Oregon's wandering wolf, known as OR-7, and his new pups is one of the reasons a conservation group has filed a lawsuit against a logging project near Crater Lake National Forest.

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.

April 16, 2014, 9:39 a.m.

California Delays Decision On Protecting Gray Wolf

A California state board says it needs more time to hear from the public before deciding whether to list gray wolves as an endangered species in California.

March 24, 2014, 8:29 a.m.

Enviro Groups Ready To Push Back Against Idaho Wolf Actions

Efforts in the Idaho Legislature to increase wolf hunting and trapping has led some environmental groups to fight for more protections.

March 5, 2014, 9:33 a.m.

Idaho Fish And Game Pays $30,000 To Kill 23 Wolves

Idaho wildlife officials say it cost $30,000 to kill 23 wolves last month in northern Idaho.

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. 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.

Feb. 6, 2014, 10:05 a.m.

Possible New Wolf Pack Discovered In Eastern Oregon

A possible new wolf pack is roaming Eastern Oregon after wildlife biologists confirmed finding tracks from five animals near Medical Springs in Union County.

Jan. 29, 2014, 7:31 a.m.

Idaho Official Says Hunter Succeeded Eliminating 2 Wolf Packs

A state official says the reason a professional hunter has been called out of a federal wilderness in central Idaho is because he succeeded in killing all the wolves in two packs.

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.

Jan. 16, 2014, 4:31 p.m.

Oregon Rule Change Expands Livestock Producers' Rights To Kill Wolves

Oregon announced new rules today allowing livestock producers to kill wolves without a permit if certain criteria are met.

Jan. 9, 2014, 11:54 a.m.

EarthFix Conversations: The Case For Carnivore Conservation

Oregon State University ecologist William Ripple and a dozen top carnivore biologists make the case in a newly published article that the world’s largest predators are declining -- just as researchers begin to understand their key ecological effects. Here's our interview.

Dec. 30, 2013, 11:04 a.m.

21 Coyotes, No Wolves Shot In Disputed Idaho Derby

<p>BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Organizers of a predator derby in Idaho say 21 coyotes but no wolves were shot by about 60 hunters.</p>

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.

Nov. 25, 2013, 10:15 p.m.

California Finds No Reason To Protect Wolves

As the feds consider delisting the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act, a study by California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife decides the gray wolf does not need protection in the state.

Nov. 18, 2013, 6:45 a.m.

Idaho Elk Hunters Concerned About Wolves

About a third of Idaho hunters making written comments on the Idaho Fish and Game Commission's draft elk management plan say they want more wolves killed to increase the elk population.

Oct. 30, 2013, 7:45 a.m.

Two Umatilla Wolf Pups Inadvertently Trapped

Wildlife biologists fitted a pair of young wolves from the Umatilla River pack with GPS collars after the animals were inadvertently trapped Oct. 26 in a forested area east of Weston.

Oct. 8, 2013, 4 p.m.

Washington's Own Wandering Wolves

Oregon's OR-7 has garnered headlines and even his own Twitter handle after making his way from Oregon into the Golden State and now back. But new map shows how Washington wolves have been tracked sojourning deep into Canada, where two have been killed.

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. 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.

July 30, 2013, 1:54 p.m.

Photo Shows How Quickly A Wolf Pack Forms

What started out this year as the discovery of two wolves has now multiplied into a pack, thanks to the recent birth of their three pups -- and possibly more.

July 19, 2013, 9:32 a.m.

States' Status Update On Wolf-Elk Relationship: It's Complicated

The presence of wolves may mean hunters can't count on finding elk in favorite hunting spots, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there are fewer elk. That was the message from wildlife managers in three Northwest states Thursday in an online public meeting.

July 12, 2013, 1:56 p.m.

Wolf-Take Rules On Oregon's Books Again

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission approved a plan Friday to allow enforcement officers to once again kill wolves preying on livestock.

June 7, 2013, 9:46 a.m.

Obama Administration Drops Most Wolf Protections

The Obama administration is proposing to lift most remaining federal protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states almost four decades after they were added to the endangered species list.

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.

May 17, 2013, 8:27 a.m.

Wolves Kill 31 Sheep On South-Central Idaho Ranch

Idaho wildlife officials have confirmed that wolves killed 31 sheep on a south-central Idaho ranch over the weekend, including a ewe in the process of having triplets.

April 26, 2013, 8:20 a.m.

Report: Feds Planning To Drop Wolves' Legal Protections

The federal government is preparing to stop protecting gray wolves in the lower 48 states, according to a draft document.

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, 10:24 a.m.

Washington Confirms 'Wenatchee Wolf Pack'

A new wolf pack has been confirmed in central Washington. The Wenatchee Pack makes 10 confirmed packs in the state, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. But the pack has run into trouble with ranchers.

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 11, 2013, 8:11 a.m.

Killing Wolves Sparks Heated Debate In Washington Senate

It would be easier to kill gray wolves that attack livestock or pets under a bill that passed the Washington Senate Friday.

March 8, 2013, 4:05 p.m.

Two New Wolf Packs Identified In Oregon

Two new wolf packs formed in Oregon last year. That brings the state’s total to six packs. On Friday, The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission learned what this could mean for possibly removing endangered species protection for the wolves.

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. 24, 2013, 1:13 p.m.

Bill To Move Wolves West No Joke For Conservationists

A new bill in the Washington Legislature would move wolves to the west side of the Cascades. The proposal was immediately taken as a joke. But some conservationists say moving wolves west is not a bad idea.

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. 16, 2013, 12:21 p.m.

Departing Interior Secretary Leaves Big Northwest Footprint

Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar announces he will step down from his post in March. He'll leave behind a number of initiatives that affected the way public land and wildlife are managed in the Pacific Northwest.

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.

Dec. 12, 2012, 7:24 p.m.

Washington State Tribe Opens Hunting Season On Wolves

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation have opened a hunting season for gray wolves on their reservation that sprawls across 1.4 million acres in northeast Washington.

Nov. 19, 2012, 3:09 p.m.

Idaho Hunters Kill 96 Wolves

Idaho officials say hunters have killed 96 wolves so far in the 2012-2013 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.

Oct. 30, 2012, 2:47 p.m.

Washington Considers Another Impact Of Wolves: Skinny Cows

Washington ranchers who can show that wolves are making their cattle lose weight could get reimbursed under a new proposal before the Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Sept. 27, 2012, 4:52 p.m.

Alpha Male Wolf In Wedge Pack Killed, Ending State Hunt

Washington wildlife managers say the hunt for a pack of grey wolves is over. A state marksman killed the alpha male of the pack Thursday in far northeast Washington. The department has killed a total of seven wolves from the Wedge Pack since August.

Sept. 27, 2012, 7:04 a.m.

Wolf Kills Create Blowback For State, Conservation Group

Washington wildlife officials killed three more grey wolves near the Canadian border Wednesday. That brings the total kill to five this week.

Sept. 26, 2012, 8:20 a.m.

Helicopter Marksman Kills Two Wolves For Wash. State

Officials say two wolves have been killed by a state hunter flying in a helicopter in northeast Washington.

Sept. 21, 2012, 4:54 p.m.

Kill Order Issued For An Entire Washington Wolf Pack

After repeated attacks on livestock, a death sentence has been issued for Washington's Wedge Pack.

Sept. 4, 2012, 7:24 p.m.

Kill Order Re-Issued For Washington's Wedge Pack

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has re-issued the kill order for four wolves in a pack in the Northeastern corner of the state. Starting Wednesday morning, marksmen will take to the field.

Aug. 30, 2012, 5 p.m.

Washington Wolves Get A Reprieve From Government Kill Order

State officials have called off orders to kill four members of a wolf pack in Northeastern 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.

Aug. 9, 2012, 1 a.m.

EarthFix Conversations: Why Washington Officials Killed An Endangered Wolf

This week Washington officials killed a female wolf from the Wedge Pack in the Northeastern part of the state. It’s the first time officials have intentionally killed a wolf. EarthFix's Ashley Ahearn talked with Nate Pamplin, assistant director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

June 19, 2012, 2:39 p.m.

Pups Born To Oregon Wolf Packs

While judges on the Oregon Court of Appeals consider whether to authorize state biologists to kill two wolves for preying on livestock, the Imnaha pack has been going about its business, producing four pups this spring.

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 23, 2012, 4:54 p.m.

'Probable' Wolf Predation Case In Washington

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says a pack of two wolves probably killed a calf in north-central Washington. This is the first documented wolf predation case in the state since December.

May 16, 2012, 12:03 p.m.

Second Recent Wolf Attack Kills Oregon Sheep

PENDLETON, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is confirming a second fatal wolf attack on sheep in Umatilla County in the last two weeks.

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.

May 10, 2012, 10:30 a.m.

California County Won't Ban Wolves

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Officials in Siskiyou County in Northern California have decided not to take up a measure banning wolves like the one from Oregon that has been wandering around looking for a mate.

April 11, 2012, 6:52 a.m.

Researchers Say Wolves Help Plants By Eating Deer, Elk

Researchers at Oregon State University say they have more evidence wolves help keep deer and elk populations in check, to the benefit of many plant species.

April 5, 2012, 11:49 a.m.

Wash. Hunter Pleads Guilty To Wolf Poaching Conspiracy

A Washington state man has changed his plea to guilty in a high-profile federal wolf poaching case. As part of a plea agreement, the 62-year-old man will not go to prison. The lack of jail time greatly disappoints a conservation group.

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 30, 2012, 2:14 p.m.

Pack Leader Recollared, Text Alerts Suspended

The leader of the Imnaha wolf pack, the pack responsible for nearly all the livestock kills in Eastern Oregon, is once more wearing a GPS collar and under tight government surveillance.

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.

March 14, 2012, 10:14 a.m.

Appeals Court Allows Wolf Hunts

BILLINGS, Mont. — A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit from conservation groups that want to block wolf hunts that have killed more than 500 of the predators across the Northern Rockies in recent months.

March 2, 2012, 1:04 p.m.

Wandering Wolf Returns From California To Oregon

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Oregon's wandering wolf, OR-7, has crossed the border back into his home state after spending the last couple of months in Northern California.

March 1, 2012, 11:28 a.m.

Oregon House Approves Tax Credit For Livestock Lost To Wolves

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon ranchers who lose livestock to a wolf attack would be eligible for a tax credit under a measure approved [today] Wednesday by the Oregon House. The bill would authorize a total of 37-thousand dollars in tax credits statewide each year.

Feb. 16, 2012, 10:57 a.m.

Commission Rejects Wolf Hunt Extension Near Idaho Border

A Montana commission voted against extending this year's wolf hunt, which ended this week. Hunters wanted to do more wolf hunting in the Bitterroot Valley, which is near the Idaho border.

Feb. 13, 2012, 12:45 p.m.

Idaho Governor Offers His Oregon Counterpart More Wolves

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has offered to send Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber 150 wolves, saying his own state has a few of the predators to spare. Monday's offer came in a tongue-in-cheek letter where Otter sarcastically apologized to Kitzhaber after an Idaho hunter killed a wolf from an Oregon pack that strayed across Idaho's border to the east.

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.

Feb. 1, 2012, 4:24 p.m.

Bill Would Make it Easier to Kill Oregon Wolves

GRANTS PASS, Ore.— Frustrated that a judge has blocked a state kill order against two members of Oregon's first wolf pack, the Oregon Cattlemen's Association is pushing legislation to boost the state's authority over the predators.

Jan. 6, 2012, 3:49 p.m.

Idaho Hunters Bringing Home More Wolves

In the first year Idaho has no overall cap on wolf kills, hunters have bagged more wolves than ever. New numbers show -- so far -- hunters have taken 197 wolves in Idaho, compared with 181 for the entire 2009 season.

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.

Nov. 8, 2011, 4:20 p.m.

Idaho, Montana Wolf-Hunting Foes Get Day In Court

Nov. 1, 2011, 11 a.m.

Collared Wolf in Oregon Cascades Could Lead Scientists To Others

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says a young male wolf from the Imnaha pack migrated into Western Oregon last week, and is on the move. It's the first confirmed gray wolf in Western Oregon since the species was deliberately exterminated in the 1940s.

Oct. 24, 2011, 3:22 p.m.

On The Front Lines In Wolf Country, Peruvian Herders Keep 'Los Lobos' At Bay

MCCALL, Idaho – The Spanish word for wolf is “lobo.” That’s a useful word to know for our next story. Many of the people who deal most closely with wolves are migrant workers from Peru and other Latin American countries. They're sheep herders. And they're changing the dynamics of wolf conflicts in the Northwest.

Oct. 19, 2011, 12:20 p.m.

Court Lets Hunt Go On In Idaho, Montana

Oct. 17, 2011, 1:06 p.m.

Idaho, Montana Wolf Hunts Challenged

Environmental groups today went to court to stop wolf hunts in Idaho and Montana, where big-game rifle hunting is getting underway. The emergency injunction motion comes against the backdrop of an effort to overturn congressional action lifting endangered species protections for gray wolves.

Oct. 6, 2011, 7:07 p.m.

Wolf Fans, Foes Sound Off Over Washington Wolf Plan

Oct. 5, 2011, 7:28 p.m.

Conservation Groups Sue To Block Oregon Wolf Kill

Sept. 28, 2011, 6:33 a.m.

Activists Arrested At Oregon Wolf Kill Protest

Sept. 26, 2011, 8:37 a.m.

Oregon Will Kill More Wolves After Livestock Losses

Sept. 12, 2011, 11 p.m.

Wolf Advocates File Appeal to Budget Rider

Two wolf advocacy organizations officially made their case last week in federal court to get wolves relisted as endangered species. They want the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to rule that taking wolves off the Endangered Species list earlier this year was unconstitutional.

Aug. 31, 2011, 2 p.m.

Fewer Hunters Making Idaho A Destination

Aug. 31, 2011, 10 a.m.

Idaho's Wolf Hunt Gets Underway

Boise ID - Idaho's wolf hunting season has begun, and the state has sold more the 8,000 tags. But some in the hunting and ecotourism industries don't think adding wolves to the hunting mix will generate a lot of money for the state.

Aug. 25, 2011, 11 p.m.

Wolf Discussion Evolves in Northwest

For years, people could choose a side when it came to wolves. Either you were for the re-introduction or against it and that has been the verbal battle ever since. A group in Idaho says there are now other options - but they need everyone at the table and willing to compromise for a better solution.

Aug. 24, 2011, 1:28 p.m.

Fish And Game Commission Discounts, Refunds Non-Resident Wolf Tags

Aug. 4, 2011, 1:11 p.m.

Washington Ranchers Worried About Compensation Under Wolf Plan

The Evergreen State's wolf management plan is presented to the Fish and Wildlife Commission. Its compensation plan for ranchers draws skepticism that the money will really be there.

Aug. 2, 2011, 11 p.m.

Oregon to Compensate Ranchers for Wolf Predation

Oregon's governor signs into law a bill creating a new compensation program for ranchers who lose livestock to wolves if they use approved methods to keep the predators away. Some ranchers say they like the idea but aren't sold on it yet.

Aug. 2, 2011, 12:29 p.m.

Management Plan Finalized For Wolf Recovery In Washington

Wolves haven’t roamed the state of Washington since the 1930s, but that’s changed in the past five years.

July 28, 2011, 4:12 p.m.

Idaho Allows Wolf Hunting Season With Traps, No Kill Quota

Idaho Fish and Game Commissioners approve new rules for how wolves can be trapped and hunted.

July 14, 2011, 3:31 p.m.

Oregon State researchers: Predators Important To Ecosystems

A new understanding is emerging about the important role wolves and other predators play in the health of ecosystems. That's a takeaway from a review just published in the journal Science. The report is based in part on research by an Oregon State University scientist.

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