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In Montana and Idaho, wolf hunting season is underway, and an environmental organization known for acts of civil disobedience is trying to disrupt the hunts. Earth First is circulating a manual that details among other things how to dismantle traps. Authorities say some of the tactics are illegal.

Oregon wildlife managers approved a plan Friday to allow ranchers and wildlife enforcement officers to once again kill wolves that prey livestock. EarthFix reporter Aaron Kunz explains.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – It would be easier to kill gray wolves that attack livestock or pets under a bill that passed the Washington Senate Friday. Currently, ranchers and property owners can’t kill protected animals, like wolves, without the permission of the Department of Fish and Wildlife. The bill sparked heated debate in the Senate.

Republican state Sen. John Smith said the measure would allow people to defend their animals, including the dog his son loves.

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If Teddy Roosevelt were to go big game hunting today, he might bring home slightly less-impressive trophies. That's because, according to a new analysis, the horns and antlers of North American wildlife have shrunk over the last century.

Colville Tribes OK Wolf Hunt On Reservation

Dec 27, 2012
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The Colville Confederated Tribes have authorized a wolf hunt on their reservation. Steve Jackson has more on the story.

Idaho Opens Wolf Trapping Season

Nov 14, 2012
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The gray wolf remains on state endangered species lists in Oregon and Washington. But in Idaho, the state opens wolf trapping season Thursday Nov. 15. In fact, Idaho plans to offer more tags than last year.

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Idaho voters Tuesday passed an amendment that adds the right to hunt, fish and trap to the state constitution.

Idaho Voters To Decide Right To Hunt Amendment

Oct 24, 2012
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Voters in Idaho will be asked next month to make some additions to the state constitution. House Joint Resolution 2 is less than two pages long and adds hunting, fishing and trapping to Idaho’s Constitution.

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Evacuation notices around the Northwest have subsided as fire crews beat back the threat of wildfire to homes and subdivisions.

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