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ST. PAUL — A Mississippi American Indian leader objects to a wolf hunting season that appears near passage in the Minnesota Legislature. Read more »

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has had one of its partners abandon the troubled effort to reintroduce Mexican gray wolves to the Southwest for the third time in recent weeks. Read more »

(MSNBC) The gray wolf, soon to be off the endangered species list in Wyoming, will have a new official title in 86 percent of the state: predator. That means anyone may shoot a wolf on sight, no permit required. Read more »

BOISE, Idaho— The Center for Biological Diversity sent letters to both the Forest Service and Idaho Attorney General, Lawrence Wasden, today requesting investigations into the actions of a Forest Service employee, Josh Bransford, who posted photos of a wolf he had trapped in northern Idaho that had been maliciously and non-fatally shot by people who spotted the animal from a nearby road.

“A year ago, that wolf was protected as a member of an endangered species, but last month he was trapped, tortured and killed thanks to an underhanded congressional rider that’s also responsible for the deaths of hundreds of other wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains,” said the Center’s Michael Robinson. “A lack of respect for the balance of nature is leading to a war on wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains.” Read more »

If you want healthy elk populations, the key is more aggressive killing of predators, especially wolves. Read more »

SILVER CITY, N.M.— On the 14th anniversary of the reintroduction of endangered Mexican gray wolves to the wild in the Southwest, 30 conservation organizations, scientists, and animal-protection and sportsmen groups today urged Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to release Mexican wolves from the captive-breeding program into the wild this year since no release has occurred since 2008. The letter also asks Salazar to allow the release of captive-bred wolves to New Mexico, which is currently prohibited. Read more »

The Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center staff and volunteers are dedicated to not only education, but preservation and conservation of the critically endangered Mexican Gray wolf. Read more »

Karen WalloDogs as a species are estimated to be approximately 15,000 to 20,000 years old.

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A member of the news/opinion/social networking Web site, Reddit, posted the story of a beautiful black-phase wolf named Yuki, who was rescued and now calls the Shy Wolf Sanctuary home. Read more »

ST. PAUL — When Rep. Carolyn McElfatrick, R-Grand Rapids, was recently visited by a group of people from the Minnesota Farm Bureau, she wasn’t surprised to see their number one priority for this session — wolf hunting. Read more »

Two Northern Michigan scientists are turning to the public for funding help. Read more »

The Harney County Court is seeking two wolf advocates in the community who would be willing to come forward and serve on the local wolf compensation committee, to fulfill the requirement of the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). Read more »

BEMIDJI, Minn. (WTW) — In some ways, 61-year-old Tim Ewert was born a few hundred years too late. Fascinated by stories of French voyageurs and trappers who first came to Minnesota in the late 1600s, Ewert is a professional trapper who also sells mink oil, hand-crafted baskets and wooden bows. He even makes voyageur-style canoes and participates in historic reenactments. Read more »

Wolves and wolf management are issues that have certainly been buzzing and circulating across the entire mountain west region for some time now, with recent discussion to end federal protections of the animals and allow wolf hunts. Read more »

Wolves are, it seems, always the target of bad news. However, Washington state may represent one positive area as the number of packs is thought to have doubled from the previous year. Read more »

LOS ANGELES — It’s been three months since a California animal rescue center retrieved 29 wolf-dogs from an Alaska tourist attraction that had fought the state over owning, breeding and selling the wolf-hybrids. Chains were so deeply embedded in the necks of two of the animals that they had to be surgically removed. Many developed limps because they’d never used the pads of their feet.  Read more »

In fascinating, last minute political acrobatics, Wisconsin legislators approved a wolf hunting bill, amongst a myriad of mind-twisting bills. Read more »

SAN FRANCISCO— The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today denied a challenge brought by the Center for Biological Diversity and its partners to a congressional budget rider than stripped Endangered Species Act protections from wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains. A three-judge panel rejected the conservation organizations’ argument that the rider is unconstitutional because it violates the separation-of-powers doctrine. Read more »

(Reuters) – Apparently OR-7 has a cold, wet nose for the Pacific Northwest. Read more »

Pissed off that hunters could not spill enough blood to quench their thirst, Montana livestock owners are calling on officials to introduce $100 bounties on adult wolves and $20 bounties on puppies. Read more »

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