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Frigid Torontonians cheered the return of slightly less terrible weather Thursday. But January’s dispiriting cold had an ecological upside, and some people — lovers of a beleaguered wolf population, haters of an invasive pest and anyone who likes whitefish — were deeply appreciative of the deep freeze and perhaps even hopeful for more.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Fewer wolves are being shot or trapped for predator control in Minnesota, wildlife managers told a legislative hearing Tuesday evening as they defended how they’ve handled the resumption of hunting since the predators came off the endangered list two years ago this week.

ROSSEAU – Caught in a snare, each attempt to escape pushed the dull wire further and further into the soft flesh of her leg.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho wildlife managers Monday called off a professional hunter who has been killing wolves inside a federal wilderness area since last year amid an effort by advocates to convince federal courts to halt the hunt.

POCATELLO, ID — Faced with a looming deadline to defend its actions before a federal appeals court, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) announced this afternoon that it is halting its wolf extermination program in the Middle Fork region of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness as of today.

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