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BOISE – A bill asking for $2 million to kill up to 500 of Idaho’s wolves won’t get even half of its requested appropriation, said co-chair of the state’s budget committee. Read more »

The wolf lies on a metal table, its white legs and massive paws hanging over the edge. Kimberlee Beckmen, wildlife veterinarian, wears a white lab coat and purple gloves. Scalpel in hand, she positions herself at the wolf’s belly. Read more »

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. Read 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. Read more »

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

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin wolf hunters and trappers went slightly over the quota this season. Read more »

REDDING, Calif. — Based on recent forays into California by a gray wolf known to researchers as OR-7, state wildlife officials believe it is “reasonably forseeable” that wolf packs will one day return to the state. Read more »

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The fate of a disputed coyote and wolf derby planned for this weekend in central Idaho will be debated Friday in federal court. Read more »

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Environmental groups Monday asked a federal judge to halt a planned wolf and coyote derby in Idaho, branding the event an illegal killing contest. Read more »

Area wolf activity is going to be monitored in coming months following a proposal to the Municipal District (MD) of Ranchland. Read more »

Wisconsin closes wolf hunt

December 23rd, 2013

Wisconsin closed its wolf hunt after at least 64 wolves die in hunters’ gun sights. Read more »

Swedish environmental groups on Friday vowed to block plans to cull wolves in controversial licensed hunts aimed at keeping their numbers down and potentially cutting the wolf population in half. Read more »

BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho outfitter is organizing a post-Christmas contest in which two-person teams of hunters will be awarded $2,000 in cash prizes and trophies for shooting wolves and coyotes, angering animal advocates who brand it as a “wolf slaughter.” Read more »

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) – For visitors to Isle Royale National Park, nothing beats the spine-tingling thrill of a wolf’s howl piercing an otherwise silent night – or a glimpse of the wily beast slipping across a forest path. But such experiences are becoming increasingly rare, and before long may disappear forever. Read more »

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A group of experts is reviewing whether the federal proposal to lift more Endangered Species Act protections for the gray wolf is scientifically valid. Read more »

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s gray wolf season around the town of Gardiner ends 30 minutes after sunset Thursday after hunters filled a four-wolf quota in the area near Yellowstone National Park. Read more »

St. Paul, MN ( — The wolf hunt in northeastern Minnesota will close tonight after hunters reached their quota in the region. Read more »

KENORA – Legal News – Two men have pleaded guilty and been fined a total of $4,500 for illegal wolf hunting offences under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act. Read more »

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