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Conservationists call for action on Northwest wolf poaching

Jun. 28, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Wildlife advocates say there has been a distressing uptick in wolf poaching cases in the Northwest in the past year and a half. Four dead wolves were discovered in the northeastern corner of Washington state in February. That followed the poisoning of eight...

Minnesota releases updated draft gray wolf management plan

Jun. 23, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's population of gray wolves is resilient and robust, wildlife managers said Thursday as they released a draft updated plan to keep it that way. The Department of Natural Resources laid out a blueprint for the next 10 years to both strengthen...

Gateway towns to Yellowstone become dead ends after flood

Jun. 16, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — This gateway town to Yellowstone National Park has become a dead end, a casualty of the severe flooding that tore through one of America’s most beloved natural attractions and swept away roads, bridges and homes. The unprecedented flood has closed the...

Wolf pack kills calf, forcing decision on lethal control

Jun. 09, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A wolf pack in northeastern Washington state has killed another calf, forcing the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to determine whether to cull the pack, officials said. The Togo pack of wolves has attacked three calves over the past 30 days, surpassing...

143 sheep killed fleeing from wolves in southwestern Idaho

Jun. 02, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An attack by two wolves panicked a flock of sheep and 143 died after they ran into a steep gully where they were crushed and suffocated, Idaho wildlife officials said Thursday. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...

WA investigating 4 dead wolves found in Stevens County

May. 26, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A poaching investigation has been launched after two Stevens County deputies stumbled upon four dead wolves in northeast Washington while on snowmobile patrol near the Canadian border on Feb. 8, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said. Some...

Reward offered for information on endangered red wolf death

May. 14, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction in the shooting death of an endangered red wolf in North Carolina. The wolf was found in a muddy field in Tyrrell County on April 15, according to the U.S....

Proposed revision of Mexican wolf management plan draws fire

May. 13, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. wildlife managers want to see at least 320 Mexican gray wolves roaming the Southwest within the next several years as they try to recover an endangered species that for decades has been the focus of political strife and litigation. While a population...

Conservation Congress respondents support 350-wolf limit

Apr. 28, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Most of the respondents to the Wisconsin Conservation Congress' spring survey say they support limiting the state's wolf population to 350 animals. The congress, an influential group of sportspeople who advise the state Department of Natural Resources on...

Six pups born to pair of wild red wolves in North Carolina

Apr. 22, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

ALBERMARLE, N.C. (AP) — A litter of endangered red wolves has been born to a wild pair of parents in eastern North Carolina for the first time in four years. WRAL reported Friday that the six pups were born in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. The U.S. Fish and...