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$50K award offered for information about deaths of 3 endangered gray wolves in Oregon

Feb. 10, 2024 15:49 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal agency is offering a $50,000 reward for information about the deaths of three endangered gray wolves from the same pack in southern Oregon. The collars from two gray wolves sent a mortality signal Dec. 29. State wildlife officials responded and found...

US won't restore protections for wolves in Rockies, proposes national recovery plan

Feb. 02, 2024 18:33 PM EST

Federal wildlife officials on Friday rejected requests from conservation groups to restore protections for gray wolves across the northern U.S Rocky Mountains, saying the predators are in no danger of extinction as some states seek to reduce their numbers through hunting. The U.S...

Warm weather forces park officials to suspend Isle Royale wolf count for first time in decades

Feb. 01, 2024 16:31 PM EST

A stretch of unusually warm weather has forced federal officials to suspend researchers' annual wolf-moose count in Isle Royale National Park for the first time in more than six decades. Isle Royale is a 134,000-acre (54,200-hectare) island situated in far western Lake Superior...

Wisconsin Assembly approves a bill mandating a limit on the wolf population, sends proposal to Evers

Jan. 25, 2024 13:08 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans sent a bill to Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday that would mandate state wildlife managers set a cap on the state's wolf population, forcing the governor to choose between pleasing conservationists who want to protect the creatures and farmers who say wolves...

Wolves at a Dutch national park can be shot with paintball guns to scare them off, a court has ruled

Jan. 24, 2024 08:15 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court ruled Wednesday that authorities can use paintball guns to shoot at wolves in a popular national park to scare them after at least one of the animals began approaching human visitors. The decision was a victory for the eastern province of...

Colorado releases additional 5 gray wolves as part of reintroduction effort

Dec. 23, 2023 14:10 PM EST

Wildlife officials in Colorado have released an additional five gray wolves in the state, bringing the total so far under a voter-approved reintroduction program to 10. Colorado Parks and Wildlife in a statement Friday said its team had completed an agreement to capture 10 gray...

Colorado releases first 5 wolves in reintroduction plan approved by voters to chagrin of ranchers

Dec. 18, 2023 22:35 PM EST

GRAND COUNTY, Colorado (AP) — Somewhere on a remote mountainside in Colorado's Rockies, a latch flipped on a crate and a wolf bounded out, heading toward the tree line. Then it stopped short. For a moment, the young female looked back at it's audience of roughly 45 people who...

Federal judge denies cattle industry’s request to temporarily halt wolf reintroduction in Colorado

Dec. 15, 2023 21:48 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A federal judge has allowed the reintroduction of gray wolves in Colorado to move forward in the coming days by denying a request Friday from the state’s cattle industry for a temporary delay in the predators’ release. While the lawsuit will continue, Judge Regina...

US judge to decide Friday if Colorado can reintroduce wolves over cattle industry objections

Dec. 14, 2023 16:43 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A federal judge said she would decide by Friday whether to temporarily halt the impending reintroduction of gray wolves to Colorado under a voter-approved initiative, after representatives of the state's cattle industry went to court to try to stop the predators' release. ...

US wildlife managers capture wandering Mexican wolf, attempt dating game ahead of breeding season

Dec. 12, 2023 19:53 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A match made in the wilds of New Mexico? An endangered Mexican wolf captured last weekend after wandering hundreds of miles from Arizona to New Mexico is now being readied for a dating game of sorts as part of federal reintroduction efforts. ...