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Authorities look for killer of Oregon wolf; reward offered

Oct. 23, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Someone shot a wolf in Oregon, leaving its pack without a breeding male, wildlife officials said on Friday as they announced a $6,150 reward for the shooter. “I hope this reward will inspire some citizen to come forward with information leading to the killer,” said Wally...

Michigan man loses hunting license over wildlife crimes

Oct. 17, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man will serve a jail sentence and lose his hunting license permanently after pleading guilty to wildlife crimes for killing wolves and bald eagles in the Upper Peninsula. Kurt Duncan was sentenced to 90 days in jail after making a plea deal in a Chippewa County...

Michigan agency removes foxes, coyotes from unlicensed rehab

Oct. 10, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

Officials removed a half-dozen red foxes, three coyotes and other animals from an unlicensed rehabilitation center in western Michigan where the owner’s 2-year-old granddaughter lost an arm after reaching into a pen that housed two wolf-dog hybrids. State conservation officers searching the Howling Timbers...

Alaska conservationists urge officials to halt wolf hunting

Oct. 3, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska conservationists are urging state and federal officials not to reopen wolf hunting season around Prince of Wales Island. They are imploring officials to do so in order to allow the population of wolves to recover from last season's record harvest, CoastAlaska reported. Much of...

DNR estimates wolf population up about 13%

Sep. 17, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials estimate that the state's wolf population has increased by about 13%. The Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that surveys put the overwinter population between 1,034 and 1,057 wolves. The 2018-19 estimate was 914 to 978 wolves. Modeling indicates...

3 Mexican wolf pups cross-fostered into an Arizona pack

Sep. 15, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

PINETOP, Ariz. (AP) — Three Mexican wolf pups have successfully been cross-fostered into a pack in northeastern Arizona, according to state Game and Fish Department officials. They said biologists used remote trail cameras late last month to document eight Mexican wolf pups in the Hoodoo Pack in the Apache...

These images taken in late September 2019 from a remote camera and provided by the National Park Service and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, show two wolf pups on Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. Gray wolves that were taken to Isle Royale to rebuild its nearly extinct population are forming social groups, staking out territory and apparently mating, scientists said Monday Sept. 14, 2020. (National Park Service and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry via AP)

Relocated Isle Royale wolves form groups, reduce moose herd

Sep. 14, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Gray wolves that were taken to Michigan's Isle Royale National Park to rebuild its nearly extinct population are forming social groups, staking out territory and apparently mating — promising signs despite heavy losses from natural causes and deadly fights, scientists...

FILE - This June 29, 2017, file remote camera image provided by the U.S. Forest Service shows a female gray wolf and two of the three pups born in 2017 in the wilds of Lassen National Forest in Northern California. The Trump administration plans to lift endangered species protections for gray wolves across most of the nation by the end of 2020, the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (U.S. Forest Service via AP, File)

Environmentalists say Washington's wolf program is broken

Sep. 7, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has directed the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to draft new rules governing the killing of wolves involved in conflicts with livestock, a move winning praise from conservation groups. The Democrat on Friday reversed the commission’s denial of a...

FILE - This June 29, 2017, file remote camera image provided by the U.S. Forest Service shows a female gray wolf and two of the three pups born in 2017 in the wilds of Lassen National Forest in Northern California. The Trump administration plans to lift endangered species protections for gray wolves across most of the nation by the end of 2020, the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (U.S. Forest Service via AP, File)

US wildlife officials aim to remove wolf protections in 2020

Aug. 31, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration plans to lift endangered species protections for gray wolves across most of the nation by the end of the year, the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday. “We’re working hard to have this done by the end of the year and...