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OLYMPIA — Ranchers from across the state came to Olympia Jan. 29 to meet with their legislators and address wolves and other issues vital to their livelihoods.

Werner Freund doesn’t dance with wolves to get close to them — he feeds them raw meat from his mouth.

This Huffington Post article further explains the impact of the court decision, and the following decision by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to stop any attempts to close the affected areas.

On December 10th, 2012, two areas to the north of Yellowstone National Park were closed by officials, but a district court ordered the area reopened following a lawsuit from hunters and a state representative.

The U.S. is attempting to expand the endangered Mexican gray wolf population by releasing the first male into the wild in four years.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho wildlife officials are considering paying private trappers to kill wolves roaming in specific hunting zones where wolves have had a significant impact on elk populations. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is mulling several different ideas for using fewer than a dozen proven trappers as way to more affordably […]

Just days after Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation making a gray wolf hunting season a possibility, one group announced it will challenge the law through a referendum campaign.

A male Mexican Gray wolf is scheduled to be released in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest in mid-January.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s first wolf hunt may have ended but the controversy around it has not. In total 411 wolves were taken during the hunting season, just a little over the DNR’s target of 400.

Monthly Status Report:  December 1-31, 2012

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