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Wolf trapping deemed essential business in Washington

Wolf trapping was deemed essential work, Friday.


As Washington’s wolf population continues to grow, some wonder when will they spread out

Washington’s annual wolf report, released Monday, was a mixed bag, according to regional conservation groups.


UPDATED: Mon., April 20, 2020

Report: Washington’s wolf population grows at least 11% in 2019

Washington’s wolf population grew at least 11% between 2018 and 2019, despite the death of 21 wolves from hunting, lethal removal and predation.


Washington wolf management draws comments from across the nation

Washington wildlife managers received 7,798 comments about the future of wolves, with the majority of those comments coming from out-of-state.


Wandering wolf that captivated the world is believed dead

A wolf that wandered thousands of miles from Oregon and became the first wild wolf spotted in California in almost 90 years before returning to Oregon and starting a pack …


Wolves, cougars ambush smaller predators attracted by scraps

Wolves, cougars and other large predators are killing smaller carnivores, potentially controlling notoriously fecund species like coyotes.


UPDATED: Mon., March 16, 2020

In Washington, annual wolf count sets policy for the coming year

On a warm day in March, Ben Maletzke crouched beneath a gaggle of pine trees and examined a slight indentation in the shaded snow at his feet. Maletzke was in …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Idaho Fish and Game approves year-round wolf hunts after weighing over 27,000 comments

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Thursday approved


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Washington bill would mandate collaring wolves in “problem packs”

A bill mandating radio collars on wolves in “problem packs” is making its way through the Washington Legislature this week.


Idaho Fish and Game moves to expand wolf hunting, trapping season

Less than a week after an Idaho lawmaker proposed “wolf-free zones” and year-round wolf hunting seasons, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission has


Idaho agency wants to spend $408,000 a year to count wolves

Idaho’s top wildlife official on Tuesday requested authorization from state lawmakers to spend $408,000 to count wolves.


25 years later: Politics, myths and the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone

In the same year that Yellowstone National Park marks the 25th anniversary of


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Collared Washington wolf legally killed in Idaho

A collared wolf from the Stranger pack in Washington wandered into Idaho and was legally killed, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reported Monday.


Judge dismisses two of three wolf-related claims against WDFW

On Friday, a King County Superior Court judge dismissed two of three claims against the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in a case filed in August 2019, according to …


Two Yellowstone wolf pups killed by vehicle; habituation to blame, biologist says

A Yellowstone National Park male and female wolf pup were killed by a vehicle in November and a park official is blaming some park visitors for making them less afraid …


Wolf advisory meeting scheduled

The next Washington Wolf Advisory meeting will be Jan. 8 and 9 in Tumwater.


WDFW responds to Gov. Jay Inslee’s request to kill fewer wolves

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife responded to a request from the Governor to kill fewer wolves, last week.


Judge dismisses parts of 2018 wolf lawsuit

On Nov. 1, a Thurston County Superior Court judge dismissed three of four claims against the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in a case filed by the Center for …


Fewer Yellowstone wolves equals no wolf-on-wolf deaths

For the first time in 24 years, Yellowstone National Park’s wolf project staff found no evidence in 2018 of wolves killing each other.


WDFW extends wolf comment period

The chance to comment on how Washington’s gray wolves should be managed once they are no longer a state endangered species has been extended until Nov. 15.


WDFW commission will consider wolves, cougars, bears, fish

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled to hear updates on wolf, cougar and bear management, and a number of proposed revisions to fishing regulations on Friday and Saturday.


Broken Yellowstone wolf teeth reveal theory about ice age extinctions

This may be a tale that only dentists can appreciate, but the teeth of dead Yellowstone wolves are helping scientists understand the life of predators more than 11,000 years ago.


State kills female wolf in Grouse Flats pack

Just days after Gov. Jay Inslee asked that fewer wolves be killed, wildlife officials announced they’d removed a member of the Grouse Flats pack.


Washington officials to kill wolves in Grouse Flats pack

Members of the Grouse Flats wolf pack, in Southeast Washington, will be killed by state wildlife officials.


Retired Spokane-area coach, teacher joins wolf advisory group

A well-known Spokane-area cross country coach is the newest member of a group tasked with guiding and directing wolf policy in Washington.


Hunting hot topic at online wolf management meeting

Hunting was on the minds of those that tuned into a virtual open house about wolf management on Tuesday.


Study suggests monogamous wolves make better parents

Wolf pups with monogamous parents are more likely to survive, according to new research from the University of Idaho.


Grouse Flats wolves kill calf on private land

The Grouse Flats wolf pack in Garfield County has been credited with killing a 450-pound calf on Aug. 30, according to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife news release.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

After threats of violence, online wolf post-recovery meetings scheduled

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will host three online meetings to discuss how to manage wolves once they are fully recovered and delisted.


WDFW Commission holding wolf meeting

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife commission will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday.