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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — My family lives in Mexican gray wolf country along the banks of the upper Gila River in the Cliff-Gila Valley, three miles from the southern edge of the Gila Wilderness in southwestern New Mexico. We live simply, on a small milk-goat farm, growing most of our own food and selling, what we can, to our neighbors. Read more »

Yawning isn’t a lone wolf phenomenon. New research shows that when one wolf yawns, a packmate often does too. Read more »

LANSING (AP) — Supporters of regulated wolf hunts in Michigan are hoping the state House will allow them to continue while nullifying citizen referendums on the issue scheduled for the November election. Read more »

SPOKANE — One wolf has been killed by a hunter hired by Washington, a state where the animals have been regaining a foothold in recent years after being hunted to extinction in the early 1900s. Read more »

SPRINGFIELD — The gray wolf, American black bear and mountain lion (cougar) will come under the protection of the Illinois Wildlife Code on Jan. 1, Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller announced Monday. Senate Bill 3049, signed by Gov. Pat Quinn, gives the IDNR the authority to manage these species for the protection of both wildlife and public safety. All three species were present when settlers arrived in Illinois, but were all but gone from the state by the mid-1800s. Due to improved legal protections and habitat restoration, these species are returning to some of their former range in the eastern United States. Read more »

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Biologists plan to recapture and re-collar OR-7, Oregon’s famous wandering wolf that is now a settled father of pups. Read more »

Senator Crapo states in a recent Blog posting that wolves and wildfires are primary causes of livestock loss, and the Federal government should be reimbursing ranchers for those losses. Read more »

A much more detailed investigation of Michigan’s political machinations as it relates going around the diplomatic process. Read more »

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials will hold public hearings on a proposal to create a wolf conservation stamp that would allow non-hunters to contribute $20 apiece to help in the management of the predators. Read more »

Black bears should no longer feel solely terrorized and persecuted by hound hunters in training activities; the gray wolf has now joined their ranks. Read more »

Lansing — Michigan lawmakers on Wednesday are expected to pass a law to keep intact the state’s power to allow wolf hunts, overriding two referendums on the November ballot backed by groups that oppose hunting the once-endangered animal. Read more »

Defenders of Wildlife and other groups are focused intently on Idaho after the “wolf control board,” a delicately named wolf death panel takes shape in America’s most anti-wolf state. Read more »

SILVER CITY, N.M.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service laid out its vision for the future of the endangered Mexican gray wolf today, proposing releases of captive-bred wolves into new areas of New Mexico and parts of Arizona and allowing wolves to roam from the Mexican border to Interstate 40, a much broader region than currently permitted. But the proposed rule broadens guidelines allowing ranchers and others to kill Mexican wolves, a persistent problem that has hindered the recovery of these important predators. Read more »

A wolf pack in Umatilla County in eastern Oregon is two strikes away from a possible state kill order. Read more »

SUAMICO – Six red wolf pups spent Friday morning sitting snugly inside their shelters at the NEW Zoo. Read more »

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The first known litter of Mexican gray wolves has been born in the wild as part of a three-year effort to re-introduce the subspecies to a habitat where it disappeared three decades ago, Mexican officials reported Thursday. Read more »

It turns out that wolves have a greater influence than expected when it comes to smaller predators further down the food chain. Using coyote and red fox fur trapping records, scientists have recorded how these larger predators influence the ecosystem around them. Read more »

The remarkable chain of events that set the stage for gray wolves to gain California Endangered Species Act protections last week seemed, at times, more cinematic than real. Read more »

The “Monstrous Week” special – “Man-Eating Super Wolves” – aired on Animal Planet over the Memorial Day weekend, but in response to a flood of protests from wolf advocates and others, the network has pulled the remaining repeat airings, and posted a pro-wolf article on their home page. Read more »

Sunday, May 25th, Animal Planet will air a special (which will be repeated multiple times over their “monstrous” week) which blatantly misrepresents wolves, portraying them as a growing danger to humans, and puts forth anti-wolf spokesperson, Valerius Geist as their primary source. Read more »

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