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Federal Judge returns ESA protections to Montana and Idaho wolves

[large thumbnail url=”federal-judge-returns-esa-protections-to-montana-and-idaho-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”05″] [thumbnail icon url=”federal-judge-returns-esa-protections-to-montana-and-idaho-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”05″] The decision determined that it is contrary to the rules of the Endangered Species Act to give the wolves in Montana and Idaho different protections that those wolves that make their home in Wyoming, a state which is refusing to put together a wolf management plan which satisfies the minimum requirements of the Federal government.

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Idaho shepherd shoots wolf

[large thumbnail url=”idaho-shepherd-shoots-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”13″] [thumbnail icon url=”idaho-shepherd-shoots-wolf” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”13″] A sheepherder in Idaho shot a wolf which he says was responsible for an attack on a lamb in the Franklin Basin area.

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Idaho will allow trapping and electronic calls for 2010 wolf hunt

[large thumbnail url=”idaho-will-allow-trapping-and-electronic-calls-for-2010-wolf-hunt” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”13″] [thumbnail icon url=”idaho-will-allow-trapping-and-electronic-calls-for-2010-wolf-hunt” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”13″] In the name of fair “sport” Idaho will allow hunters to trap wolves and use electronic calls in order to try and guarantee hitting what was an aggressive quota which hunters failed to achieve in 2009.

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Boise wolf hunt suspended

[large thumbnail url=”boise-wolf-hunt-suspended” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”07″] [thumbnail icon url=”boise-wolf-hunt-suspended” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”06″ day=”07″] Two wolves accused of killing multiple sheep in recent months are now no longer being actively searched for.

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About 150 show up for anti-wolf rally in Wyoming

[large thumbnail url=”about-150-show-up-for-anti-wolf-rally-in-wyoming” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”about-150-show-up-for-anti-wolf-rally-in-wyoming” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”25″] According to an article which appeared on the Billings Gazette, 150 people showed up – significantly made up of hunters and outfitters – for a rally in Cody to protest the fact that Wyoming does not have control of the wolf management.

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Wolf survival analysis showing successes and struggles

[large thumbnail url=”wolf-survival-analysis-showing-successes-and-struggles” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”21″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolf-survival-analysis-showing-successes-and-struggles” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”21″] Brett French, writing for the Billings Gazette reports a survival analysis report for Idaho, Wyoming and Montana shows that while mortality rates are at 25 percent with most of that being caused by humans, wolves are overall doing well.

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Gaining insight in to Jim Beers’ anti-government/anti-wolf campaign

[large thumbnail url=”gaining-insight-in-to-jim-beers-anti-governmentanti-wolf-campaign” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”21″] [thumbnail icon url=”gaining-insight-in-to-jim-beers-anti-governmentanti-wolf-campaign” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”21″] Jim Beers, a retired member of the US Fish and Wildlife Service – Program Coordinator for ADC (now Wildlife Services) – has been actively on a campaign against the wolf reintroduction for many years. The recent claims are that the entire wolf reintroduction program can be tied to theft, fraud and illegal activity.

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Idaho authorizes the killing of 20 more wolves

[large thumbnail url=”idaho-authorizes-the-killing-of-20-more-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”17″] [thumbnail icon url=”idaho-authorizes-the-killing-of-20-more-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”17″] The controversial Lolo zone contains unhealthy elk herds, two of which have seen massive declines in their numbers since the mid-80s. Wolves will pay the price of trying to recover the struggling herds… in blood.

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July 15: Judge to hear arguments on wolf delisting

[large thumbnail url=”july-15-judge-to-hear-arguments-on-wolf-delisting” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”27″] [thumbnail icon url=”july-15-judge-to-hear-arguments-on-wolf-delisting” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”27″] According to the Helena Independent Record, Judge Donald Molloy will hear arguments from both sides in order to determine the merits of the case.

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EarthJustice: Wolf hunt ends, but not the fight

[large thumbnail url=”earthjustice-wolf-hunt-end-but-not-the-fight” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”20″] [thumbnail icon url=”earthjustice-wolf-hunt-end-but-not-the-fight” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”20″] Terry Winckler in a post on the EarthJustice blog – UnEarthed – talks about the legal efforts seeking to restore the Endangered Species Act protections to wolves.

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Ten states to share $1 million to reduce conflicts with wolves

[large thumbnail url=”ten-states-to-share-1-million-to-reduce-conflicts-with-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”05″] [thumbnail icon url=”ten-states-to-share-1-million-to-reduce-conflicts-with-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”05″] The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced grants will be going to livestock producers to fund non-lethal wolf management projects to reduce conflicts with the apex predator.

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Day in the life of a Yellowstone wolf biologist

[large thumbnail url=”day-in-the-life-of-a-yellowstone-wolf-biologist” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”29″] [thumbnail icon url=”day-in-the-life-of-a-yellowstone-wolf-biologist” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”29″] Michael Gibney of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, followed Yellowstone wolf biologist Doug Smith for a day and captured a fascinating glimpse of the world through his eyes.

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Idaho seeks to pin blame for Elk herd decline on wolves

[large thumbnail url=”idaho-seeks-to-pin-blame-for-elk-herd-decline-on-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”02″] [thumbnail icon url=”idaho-seeks-to-pin-blame-for-elk-herd-decline-on-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”02″] Idaho Fish and Game released a press release claiming the damage to the Lolo elk herd is directly attributable to wolves… but

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Idaho pushes forward bill to protect hunter identities

[large thumbnail url=”idaho-pushes-forward-bill-to-protect-hunter-identities” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”25″] [thumbnail icon url=”idaho-pushes-forward-bill-to-protect-hunter-identities” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”25″] An Idaho committee has voted to accept a bill which would protect the identities of hunters after those who shot wolves during the 2009 hunting season received harrassing calls and e-mails.

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Maughan blog: Loss on helicopters in Wilderness

[large thumbnail url=”maughan-blog-loss-on-helicopters-in-wilderness” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”19″] [thumbnail icon url=”maughan-blog-loss-on-helicopters-in-wilderness” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”19″] According to a post on Ralph Maughan’s blog, a judge will allow Idaho Fish and Game to use helicopters to conduct research in the Frank Church Wilderness.

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