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Wolf illegally shot in NE Oregon, police investigating

Jan. 13, 2022 19:05 PM EST

WALLOWA, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police are asking for the public’s help as they search for someone who illegally shot and killed a wolf in northeast Oregon. A resident called state troopers Saturday after finding a 2-year-old female wolf fitted with a tracking collar dead...

Endangered Mexican gray wolf found dead in northern Arizona

Jan. 07, 2022 17:55 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An endangered Mexican gray wolf that had been roaming around northern Arizona has been found dead, federal officials confirmed Friday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the male wolf was killed sometime last weekend. Authorities said the incident is...

Hunters kill 20 Yellowstone wolves that roamed out of park

Jan. 06, 2022 17:47 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Twenty of Yellowstone National Park's renowned gray wolves roamed from the park and were shot by hunters in recent months — the most killed by hunting in a single season since the predators were reintroduced to the region more than 25 years ago, according to park...

Colorado confirms 1st wolf kill of livestock in decades

Dec. 21, 2021 20:49 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Wildlife officials have confirmed that a domestic calf found dead in northern Colorado was killed by a wolf or wolves, marking the first wolf-related livestock fatality in the state in decades. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials said Tuesday they performed a...

Wildlife advocates question killing of wolf in SE Washington

Dec. 10, 2021 13:07 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Wolf advocates are questioning why the state of Washington allowed a livestock owner to kill a juvenile wolf on Wednesday, despite the lack of any new livestock conflicts in the area since Nov. 15. The Center for Biological Diversity said an adult male wolf...

Reward for info on poisoned wolves grows to nearly $43K

Dec. 08, 2021 13:02 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons who poisoned at least eight wolves in eastern Oregon this year has grown to $42,977. Three groups – Wolves of the Rockies, Trap Free Montana and The 06 Legacy Project – added...

Lawsuit seeks to stop wolf trapping and snaring in Idaho

Dec. 06, 2021 17:53 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than a dozen environmental groups on Monday filed a lawsuit seeking to block Idaho’s recently expanded wolf trapping and snaring regulations. The Center for Biological Diversity and others in the lawsuit filed against Republican Gov. Brad Little and state...

Oregon officials ask public help to find killers of 8 wolves

Dec. 02, 2021 20:38 PM EST

Officials in Oregon are asking for public assistance to locate the person or persons responsible for poisoning eight wolves in the eastern part of the state earlier this year. The Oregon State Police has been investigating the killing of all five members of the Catherine...

Value of livestock killed by predators to exceed funding

Nov. 26, 2021 17:28 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The value of livestock killed by predators such as grizzly bears and wolves is expected to exceed the budget for compensating ranchers for such losses this year, the Montana Livestock Loss Board said. George Edwards, the board's executive...

Oregon-born gray wolf dies after 'epic' California trek

Nov. 24, 2021 15:57 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An Oregon-born gray wolf that thrilled biologists as it journeyed far south into California was found dead after apparently being struck by a vehicle, authorities said Wednesday. No foul play was suspected in the death of the male wolf known as...