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Washington agency to look at other wolf management tools

Dec. 8, 2019 4:40 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has told Gov. Jay Inslee it will try "previously unused tools" to protect cattle and avoid shooting wolves in the Kettle River Range, though it did not specify any new tactics. The department responded to Inslee's complaint that recurrent...

Wolves relocated to Isle Royale park finding plenty to eat

Dec. 2, 2019 12:28 PM EST

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Scientists say gray wolves relocated to Isle Royale National Park are adjusting nicely to their new surroundings and finding plenty of prey. Officials released findings Monday from observations of wolves that were captured on the mainland and taken to the Lake Superior park during...

Wisconsin residents call for delisting wolves as endangered

Nov. 30, 2019 1:06 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In November 2018, wolves killed Laurie Groskopf’s 11-year-old hunting dog in Oneida County. That was nine years after wolves killed another of her dogs. “They were attacked by wolves without any provocation and killed. And for us, it’s been really, really...

Oregon Court of Appeals upholds wolf delisting

Nov. 28, 2019 11:51 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has dismissed a lawsuit filed by environmental groups challenging the state's decision to lift endangered species protections for gray wolves. The Capital Press reported Thursday that the appeals panel has tossed the complaint. State wildlife officials removed...

Ranger builds fences, bridges to keep wolves at bay

Nov. 24, 2019 10:06 AM EST

It’s a clear autumn afternoon and the piercing clang of metal on metal rang out across Mill-Mar Ranch. Rancher Ted Birdseye was in a good mood. “I thought you said you’d be done, Doug!” he yelled jokingly to contractor Doug Carpenter. Carpenter was just a few hours into what’s...

Governor vetoes bill outlawing abortions over Down syndrome

Nov. 21, 2019 5:33 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A bill that would have prohibited abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome was vetoed Thursday by Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor. One day after it passed the Republican-controlled Legislature, Gov. Tom Wolf made good on a promise and rejected the...

Pennsylvania Senate passes Down syndrome abortion ban bill

Nov. 20, 2019 7:12 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state Senate passed a bill Wednesday to outlaw abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, although it faces a veto on Gov. Tom Wolf's desk. The bill is the latest volley against abortion rights by the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature,...

New images show Oregon’s only wolves in north Cascades

Nov. 20, 2019 5:49 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Experts say trail cameras have captured new images of the only wolves known to live in Oregon’s northern Cascades. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the cameras, which operate as part of a collaboration between Defenders of Wildlife and Cascadia Wild, caught pictures of the...

Sketching live animals helps college students hone talents

Nov. 17, 2019 9:50 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — All eyes were on Luther as he entered the classroom, his mouth agape, tongue lolling to the side. As the black-coated wolf hybrid sized up his surroundings and eagerly pulled on his leash, the crowd of roughly 50 students exhibited signs of both apprehension and excitement. For many...

Fewer Yellowstone wolves equals no wolf-on-wolf deaths

Nov. 11, 2019 12:22 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — For the first time in 24 years, Yellowstone National Park wildlife managers have found no evidence wolves killing each other. The Billings Gazette reports that the park's annual report on wolves says seven wolf deaths were recorded 2018, but none were wolf-on-wolf deaths and none...