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Wandering wolf OR-7 is spending his second week back from California in Jackson County, where he’s been feeding on a dead elk as he continues his apparent search for a mate.

SILVER CITY, N.M.— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit today challenging a permit issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that will allow federal and state agencies to capture wolves that enter Arizona and New Mexico from either the north or the south and keep them in captivity indefinitely. Mexico has an […]

Western environmental groups say they’re alarmed that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering a plan to end federal protections for gray wolves in vast areas where the animals no longer exist.

No wolf pups were counted on Isle Royale this winter, leading biologists to question whether inbreeding in the small population is affecting reproduction.

LANSING, MI – A coalition including The Humane Society of the United States says it has gathered enough voter signatures to put any potential plans for a wolf hunting season in Michigan on hold.

BOISE — Two bills that would make more money available to control wolves and compensate producers in Idaho who have lost cattle to the predators are moving through the Idaho Legislature. One is on the verge of passing while the other is under the gun with the session set to end March 29.

More than 70 lawmakers are asking the Obama administration to take the gray wolf off the endangered species list.

Among the many wolf sightings reported in the region, some are more credible than others, including the black wolf wearing a radio collar and running with another wolf west of St. John, Wash., in recent months.

We always feel our visitors should know what the special interests opposed to wolf reintroduction are saying – towards that effort, here’s an editorial posted on azcentral.com in response to an article which appeared in the Arizona Republic newspaper.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The gray wolves in Isle Royale National Park in northern Michigan are increasingly threatened, scientists said Monday, with no pups spotted during the past year and concern growing that the animals may have stopped reproducing.

SACRAMENTO— As the California legislature begins considering Assembly Member Anthony Rendon’s bill mandating use of nonlead ammunition for all hunting in California, a new national poll has found that 57 percent of Americans support requiring the use of nontoxic bullets for hunting. The poll, commissioned by the Center for Biological Diversity, also found that more […]

Wisconsin’s method of estimating its wolf population is similar to Minnesota’s. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources uses a combination of aerial surveys and ground sightings of wolves and wolf tracks to estimate the population.

It’s a daunting assignment for a wildlife biologist: Count one of the most elusive creatures that roam the north woods.

Minnesota and Wisconsin estimate their wolf populations during mid-winter, when the populations are typically at their lowest. Here’s what happens through the year after that, using Minnesota’s estimated 3,000 wolves as an example.

OLYMPIA, Wash.— Just as Washington’s wolf population is making a historic comeback, senators in the Washington legislature have passed one of several bills pending that aim to gut key portions of the state’s wolf conservation and management plan, expanding when and how wolves can be killed.

The Falkland Islands wolf, long extinct, is the only land-based mammal native to the islands. European explorers in the 17th century were puzzled by the presence of this lone mammalian species, as was Charles Darwin.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is hosting a series of public meetings in March to provide information to the public and answer questions regarding wolf management and the possibility of a future wolf hunting season.

Despite the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife shooting of seven wolves last summer because they were killing cattle, the state’s population is burgeoning, a new survey shows.

JOSEPH — A young, female gray wolf in northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa County has a sore paw and a new radio collar after being caught in a trap.

This week marks the conclusion of the highly contentious yet most productive gray wolf hunting season in Montana.

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