Wolves

Montana Officials Closely Watching Idaho [AUDIO]
Montana officials are watching Idaho closely as  trapping season for wolves started yesterday.  Snares and leg-holds are being set in the first trapping season since wolves were re-introduced. Defenders of  Wildlife spokesman Daniel Gaillard says they are concerned that the traps will…
Colvilles Worry That Wolves Will Hurt Hunting
The Colville Indian Tribes are worried that the state's proposed wolf management plan may hurt subsistence hunting by its members.
The tribes told members of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday that a plan to restore at least five breeding pairs of wolves in Eastern Washingt…
Motion To Bar Montana, Idaho Wolf Hunts Denied
A federal appeals court has denied a request by environmental groups to halt wolf hunts that are scheduled to begin next week in Idaho and Montana. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied the request by the Alliance for the Wild Rockies and other groups...
Hamilton-Area Rancher Shoots 2 Wolves Near House
A Hamilton-area rancher has shot three wolves on his property over the past five weeks. Julie Schram says her husband, Dave, shot and killed two wolves Monday morning within 300 yards of their house and just a few feet from where a group of goats and sheep were standing...
Now, It’s Clear Sailing For Montana’s Fall Wolf Hunt
After Wednesday decision by U. S. District Judge Donald Malloy in which he reluctantly sided with the 9th U. S. Circuit Court of appeals that removed wolves in several western states from federal protection, I spoke with Public Education Specialist Vivaca Crowser from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks…
Judge Upholds Wolf Law Passed By Congress
A federal judge has reluctantly ruled to uphold a congressional budget provision that removed federal protections for the Northern Rockies gray wolf outside of Wyoming.
U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy says that binding precedent by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals requires him to rule against …
Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad….
A huge drop in elk population in the Bitterroot Valley's West Fork has caused concern from wolf managers. The 2010 survey showed 764 elk there. The Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks (FWP) would like to have between 1,600 to 2,400 elk in the zone-wide area...
The Hottest Wildlife Issue In The Northern Rockies Today
The Greater Yellowstone Coalition was among the 9 conservation groups that have reached a settlement with the Department of Interior regarding wolf recovery and management in the Northern Rockies. If approved by the court, the agreement would remove endangered species act protections for gray wolves…

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