Latest Wolves News

Fish and Wildlife shoots wrong wolf, more attacks confirmed

Oct. 06, 2022 21:45 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Wolves from two packs in northeast Washington state have attacked more cattle, prompting the Department of Fish and Wildlife to consider whether to again try culling the Smackout pack after a botched attempt last month. Fish and Wildlife officials confirmed...

Early data indicates Idaho wolf population is holding steady

Oct. 06, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's wolf population appears to be holding steady despite recent changes by lawmakers that allow expanded methods and seasons for killing wolves, the state’s top wildlife official said Thursday. Idaho Department of Fish and Game Director Ed Schriever told...

DNR: February 2021 hunt had little effect on wolf population

Sep. 30, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials estimate Wisconsin's wolf population currently stands at about 970 animals, demonstrating that a much-maligned February 2021 hunting season had little impact on the population as a whole. Wisconsin Public Radio reported that...

Washington kills 2 wolves to prevent preying on cattle

Sep. 29, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Biologists working for the state of Washington have killed two members of the Leadpoint wolf pack this week in an effort to stop the pack from preying on cattle in Stevens County, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday. An adult male wolf...

Hunter who mistook dog for a wolf is under investigation

Sep. 27, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Montana authorities said Tuesday they were investigating the shooting of a 6-month-old dog by a woman who skinned the animal and posted pictures of herself with the pelt, believing she had killed a young wolf. The animal was among more than a...

DNA test confirms animal killed in NY was wolf, not coyote

Sep. 22, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Recent tests confirmed an animal killed during a coyote hunt in upstate New York last year was a wolf, state environmental officials said Thursday. The results reviewed this week contradicted an initial analysis that had concluded it was an Eastern coyote,...

Oregon confirms new wolves in northern Cascade Mountains

Sep. 13, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon wildlife officials said Tuesday they have identified a new family of wolves in the northern Cascade Mountains, bringing the total number of known wolf groups in the region to three. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed the new family of...

Wolf move expands voter registration forms at state offices

Sep. 07, 2022 11:01 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Seven additional Pennsylvania government agencies will provide voter registration forms under a new order being signed Wednesday by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. The executive order requires the materials and information be available to the public through...

Wolf recaptured after escaping Cleveland Zoo habitat

Sep. 05, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A wolf briefly escaped its habitat at an Ohio zoo but was recaptured, and no guests or employees were hurt, authorities said. Officials at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo said the female Mexican gray wolf “briefly breached its habitat" at about 10:20 a.m. Monday. ...

Washington OKs killing 1 wolf in pack after cattle attacks

Sep. 02, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind has authorized the killing of one wolf because of cattle attacks in northeast Washington. The Smackout wolf pack has attacked cattle on private and public land in Stevens and Pend Oreille...