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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — As wolves reintroduced into the Northern Rockies push west through the Cascade Range, the states of Oregon and Washington are telling the federal government they can handle it from here, thanks.

MADISON (WSAU) Court proceedings begin today in a lawsuit that seeks to stop Wisconsin’s inaugural wolf hunting season. Dane County Circuit Judge Peter Anderson will hear motions in the case today.

COEUR d’ALENE – A rally honoring the 379 wolves killed in Idaho during the 2011-2012 wolf hunt is set for 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Fort Sherman at Coeur d’Alene City Park.

There’s a lot more to restoring an endangered species than simply getting enough animals to breed in the wild. They return to a changed area, narrower and more hostile, where humans occupy more space. Sometimes this works out fine; the bald eagle has been a stunning success story.

Chippewa tribes in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan have asked the state Department of Natural Resources to prohibit the killing of wolves in the ceded territory of northern Wisconsin during a planned wolf hunt this fall.

The famous lone wolf of California has been roaming curiously close to a large wildfire in Plumas County this week in what experts think might be a fiendishly clever ploy to pick off prey fleeing the flames.

A bill to allow wolf hunting has been introduced in the Michigan Legislature.

SEATTLE —Washington state wildlife agents are preparing to kill up to four more gray wolves in the northeast corner of the state after investigators said the pack has injured or eaten livestock.

SILVER CITY, N.M.— The state of Montana is proposing to turn most day-to-day management of wolves over to Wildlife Services — the same U.S. Department of Agriculture agency responsible for exterminating wolves throughout the West before they gained federal protection in the 1970s.

SILVER CITY, N.M.— The alpha female of the Fox Mountain Pack of Mexican gray wolves will be shot due to the seven-member pack preying on four head of cattle over several months. The owners of the cattle will be fully reimbursed, but the wolf family will lose their matriarch, according to a kill-order issued Wednesday […]

While wolves generate passionate polarized responses from people who love or hate them, it’s pretty clear that most people don’t give a damn.

The wolf pup appears to have misplaced his pack, so what does this laid back little guy do to tell them where he is? He howls… I suspect the returning howls are chastisements for losing his way.

The state Department of Natural Resources has received 3,277 applications for wolf hunting permits in the first two days of the application period, which started Wednesday.

Red Wolf pups make debut

August 3rd, 2012

ASHEVILLE — Eight bright little eyes peeked from under a wood shed, while eight furry ears twitched. They teased the human gawkers with a quick flash of reddish brown fur as they dashed from tree to tree.

Between 1972 and 1975, some very cool stuff happened. First, Skiers’ Gazette was reborn as the Mountain Gazette. The following year, Rick Nixon signed into law the Endangered Species Act, and, in 1974 wolves in the Lower 48 were the first species declared endangered under this bright and shiny new law.

Oregon State University junior Kasey Moore is already a pioneer in her field.

GENEVA, Switzerland — Using sheep to alert shepherds of an imminent wolf attack by text message might sound fanciful, but testing is already under way in Switzerland where the predator appears to be back.

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