wolves

Grey Wolves
7:43 am
Thu June 12, 2014

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

The wolf designated by researchers as OR-7, caught on remote camera in southwest Oregon on May 3, 2014.
Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

It’s been ninety years since the last native California wolf was trapped and killed. Last week, Oregon wildlife officials announced that OR-7, the wolf they’ve tracked wandering in and out of northern California, had found a mate and fathered a new litter in southern Oregon. That news contributes to the growing sense that it’s only a matter of time till wolves re-inhabit the Golden State. Against this backdrop, California wildlife officials extended endangered species status to the gray wolf. From Jefferson Public Radio, Liam Moriarty reports.

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OR-7 Not Recollared
8:04 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Where, Oh Where Is OR-7?

Oregon’s famous wandering wolf OR-7 may soon be dropping off the maps.

State wildlife officials announced that they don’t plan to recollar the wolf – meaning that his future travels across the West wouldn’t be tracked.

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Endangered Wolves
5:09 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

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

US Fish

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 4:35 pm

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.

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NPR Story
1:31 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Environmental Group Tries To Sabotage Wolf Hunting Season

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 3:25 am

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.

Acreddited Wolf Sanctuary
5:06 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Northwest Wolf Sanctuary Wins National Accreditation

Wolf Haven International

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 4:23 pm

Any animal organization can call itself a sanctuary, and many do. But only a few of those groups go through the American Sanctuary Association’s rigorous certification process.

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NW Wolves and Elk
5:55 am
Fri July 19, 2013

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

Successfully reintroduced to Yellowstone in 1995, after a 70-year absence.
Credit Steve Jurvetson

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.

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Oregon Wolf Plan
6:04 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Oregon Wildlife Commissioners Revise State Wolf Plan

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.

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Wolf Population
5:16 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

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

US Fish

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 7:25 am

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. As Jessica Robinson reports, the count has also revealed the initial effect of a controversial wolf hunting season in Idaho.

In the 2011-12 season, Idaho hunters and trappers killed nearly 400 wolves. Yet the population count decreased by just 63 animals, or 11 percent.

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New Wolf Pack
6:08 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Washington Confirms ‘Wenatchee Wolf Pack’

A new wolf pack was confirmed outside Wenatchee.
Credit Northwest News Network

Washington officials confirmed a new wolf pack outside Wenatchee this week. But the pack has already run into trouble with ranchers.

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Wolf Testimony
6:23 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Testimony On Wolf Bill Includes Story Of Attack

A public hearing Wednesday on a bill to allow people the right to protect livestock and pets from wolf attacks included the story of a very close wolf encounter near the town of Twisp.

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