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Judge issues injunction blocking Wisconsin fall wolf hunt

Oct. 22, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Friday halted Wisconsin's fall wolf season two weeks before hunters were set to take to the woods, siding with wildlife advocacy groups who argued that holding the hunt would be unconstitutional. Dane County Circuit Judge Jacob Frost...

Judge leaning toward blocking Wisconsin wolf hunt

Oct. 22, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge appeared on the verge Thursday of granting wildlife advocates' request to halt the Wisconsin fall wolf season after hearing arguments that the hunt is illegal. Dane County Circuit Judge Jacob Frost said it appears that the season is...

Oregon kills 3 more wolves for attacking cattle

Oct. 20, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Employees from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shot and killed three more wolves from the Lookout Mountain pack on Wednesday, officials said. Two 6-month-olds and one yearling were shot from a helicopter in eastern Oregon, The Baker...

DNR board takes no action on hiring outside attorneys

Oct. 18, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources policy board took no action Monday after meeting in a closed session for more than an hour to discuss hiring its own attorneys in a lawsuit seeking to block the fall wolf hunt. Board Chairman Fred Prehn, who...

Board to consider hiring outside attorneys in wolf lawsuits

Oct. 15, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources policy board plans to vote next week on whether to hire its own attorneys in a pair of lawsuits seeking to block the fall wolf hunt, underscoring the deepening rift between the board's Republican members and Democratic Gov. Tony...

Idaho reaches deal to reimburse hunters who kill wolves

Oct. 11, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials will make available up to $200,000 to be divided into payments for hunters and trappers who kill wolves in the state through next summer. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game late last month entered into an agreement with a nonprofit...

Fate of the northwest Colorado wolf pack remains a mystery

Oct. 09, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — On a hazy July afternoon, wolf expert Karin Vardaman returned to a spring-fed pond in Colorado’s northwestern-most corner. Enough rain had fallen to wet the ground around the watering hole. She tiptoed across the soft earth — careful not to disturb any impressions left by...

Wisconsin DNR defies board, reduces fall wolf quota

Oct. 04, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials on Monday dramatically scaled back the number of wolves hunters can kill during the state's fall season in open defiance of its policy board. The move marked another clash between the DNR's...

Wolf spotted in Southern California may be from Oregon

Oct. 02, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — An endangered gray wolf that traveled at least 1,000 miles from Oregon to California's Central Coast before his tracking collar stopped giving signals in the spring may still be alive and roaming in Ventura County. The California Department of...

Federal judge sets hearing on blocking Wisconsin wolf hunt

Oct. 01, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday scheduled a hearing for later this month on whether to block Wisconsin's fall wolf hunt. Six Chippewa tribes filed a lawsuit in the Western District of Wisconsin on Sept. 21 seeking to stop the hunt,...