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[large thumbnail url=”montana-authorizes-extermination-of-another-wolf-pack” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”31″] [thumbnail icon url=”montana-authorizes-extermination-of-another-wolf-pack” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”31″] For the second time in as many months, Montana’s Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks has authorized the destruction of an entire wolf pack in the state. 

[large thumbnail url=”couple-spots-photographs-missing-bays-mountain-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”31″] [thumbnail icon url=”couple-spots-photographs-missing-bays-mountain-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”31″] Bill Jones, staff writer for the Greeneville Sun reports that a Greene County couple caught a glimpse, and snapped a shot, of one of the missing wolves from the Bays Mountain Park facility.

[large thumbnail url=”green-bay-man-fined-for-shooting-michigan-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”31″] [thumbnail icon url=”green-bay-man-fined-for-shooting-michigan-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”31″] A Wisconsin man has been fined, and must serve community service for illegal shooting a wolf in November near Iron River, Michigan.

[large thumbnail url=”another-expensive-year-lies-ahead-for-americas-wolf-advocates” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”28″] [thumbnail icon url=”another-expensive-year-lies-ahead-for-americas-wolf-advocates” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”28″] After a year which was marked by a number of steps backwards for America’s wolves, wolf advocates are preparing for another year of fights – and do so by asking for last minute donations.

[large thumbnail url=”fourth-idaho-wolf-hunting-zone-now-closed” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”24″] [thumbnail icon url=”fourth-idaho-wolf-hunting-zone-now-closed” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”24″] According to the Idaho Fish and Game website, the Palouse-Hells Canyon zone closed Friday, December.

[large thumbnail url=”reward-increases-for-information-about-wolf-poaching” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”21″] [thumbnail icon url=”reward-increases-for-information-about-wolf-poaching” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”21″] The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Defenders of Wildlife had initially combined to offer a $6,500 reward for information about the poaching of a wolf in Ontonagon County, Michigan – an anonymous doner has increased […]

[large thumbnail url=”bays-mountain-wolves-still-missing” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”21″] [thumbnail icon url=”bays-mountain-wolves-still-missing” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”21″] According to the Bays Mountain Park website, the facility remains closed as they work to recover two wolves who escaped after a fallen tree damaged their enclosure.

[large thumbnail url=”study-rocky-mountain-wolves-infected-with-parasite” filename=”science” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”18″] [thumbnail icon url=”study-rocky-mountain-wolves-infected-with-parasite” filename=”science”  year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”18″] A recently published study by researchers from Washington State University has shown that wolves in Idaho and Montana are now carriers of a wild strain of tapeworms – but there is no evidence the parasite can be transmitted to domestic livestock.

[large thumbnail url=”why-did-montana-authorize-mitchell-mountain-wolf-pack-extermination” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”17″] [thumbnail icon url=”why-did-montana-authorize-mitchell-mountain-wolf-pack-extermination” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”17″] Another pack will be exterminated after reportedly killing two goats and four guard dogs over the last two years. Ralph Maughan reveals, on his wildly respected blog, that the ranch where the predations occured is owned by a Montana senator, perhaps explaining […]

[large thumbnail url=”gray-wolf-population-declining-in-yellowstone” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”17″] [thumbnail icon url=”gray-wolf-population-declining-in-yellowstone” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”17″] USAToday reporter Janice Lloyd wrote an extensive story exploring the 33% decrease in the Yellowstone National Park wolves from their peak in 2003.

[large thumbnail url=”montana-extends-public-comment-phase-regarding-wolf-hunts” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”16″] [thumbnail icon url=”more-than-one-in-seven-idaho-wolves-killed-so-far-states-numbers-dont-add-up” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”16″] With 3 months left in the Idaho wolf hunts, stretching in to wolf mating season, a brief examination of the numbers reveal gaping holes in Idaho’s math and highlight a true desire by the state to drive wolf numbers down significantly.

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-spinning-wolves-in-montana” filename=”editorial” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”13″] James William Gibson, professor of socialogy and author of A Reenchanted World: The Quest for a New Kinship with Nature, wrote an editorial piece for the LA Times.

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-spinning-wolves-in-montana” filename=”editorial” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”13″] Matt Skoglund, writer for the Natural Resources Defense Council’s BioGems website, wrote an editorial criticizing the positive media spin being applied to the Montana wolf hunt.

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-scientifically-designed-plan-needed-to-recover-arizonas-wolves” filename=”editorial” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”13″] Eva Sargent, of the Defenders of Wildlife, wrote an editorial piece for the Arizona start about the Mexican gray wolf reintroduction.

[large thumbnail url=”montana-extends-public-comment-phase-regarding-wolf-hunts” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”09″] [thumbnail icon url=”montana-extends-public-comment-phase-regarding-wolf-hunts” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”09″] On December 1, 2009, HOWLColorado posted an article by Maria Ferguson highlighting issues regarding the Wolf Pup Protocol, an Alaska Department of Fish and Game program to place pups orphaned by their wildlife management plans. HOWLColorado, at that time, also contacted Alaskan […]

[large thumbnail url=”study-wolf-packs-recover-after-hunting-and-trapping-banned” filename=”science” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”11″] [thumbnail icon url=”study-wolf-packs-recover-after-hunting-and-trapping-banned” filename=”science” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”11″] One of the major concerns related to hunting and killing of animals in any systematic way is the potential isolation of specific groups and the overall weakening of the gene pool for healthy future generations

[large thumbnail url=”study-politics-not-science-led-to-delisting-of-wolves” filename=”science” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”10″] [thumbnail icon url=”study-politics-not-science-led-to-delisting-of-wolves” filename=”science” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”10″] Valdosta State University Biology Professor Dr. Brad Bergstrom recently authored a paper titled “The Northern Rocky Mountain gray wolf is not yet recovered,” which was published in the December issue of BioScience, the journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences.

[large thumbnail url=”montana-extends-public-comment-phase-regarding-wolf-hunts” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”09″] [thumbnail icon url=”montana-extends-public-comment-phase-regarding-wolf-hunts” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”09″] For the first time in nearly a half a century, Sweden will allow wolf hunting after a decision to limit the country’s wolf numbers.

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December 8th, 2009

[large thumbnail url=”send-a-howlcolorado-e-card” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”08″] [thumbnail icon url=”send-a-howlcolorado-e-card” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”08″] HOWLColorado has added the ability to send a free e-card to anyone who can receive an e-mail.

[large thumbnail url=”montana-extends-public-comment-phase-regarding-wolf-hunts” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”07″] [thumbnail icon url=”montana-extends-public-comment-phase-regarding-wolf-hunts” filename=”news” year=”2009″ month=”12″ day=”07″] The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will postpone consideration of next year’s wolf hunting season until spring to allow more time for public comment, FWP officials said today.  

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