Latest Wolves News

Ranching on high alert: Rancher takes steps to repel wolves

Feb. 15, 2020 3:11 AM EST

ANATONE, Wash. (AP) — With a .25-06 rifle cradled in the crook of his left elbow, Jay Holzmiller used his right arm to sweep a spotlight across his pasture, checking his cows and looking for wolves. He found no predators but something else caught his eye. “We have a baby,” he told The...

Montana wildlife commission tightens wolf, elk hunting rules

Feb. 14, 2020 4:47 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Hunting regulations on wolf and elk near Yellowstone National Park have increased, wildlife officials said. The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission tightened wolf hunting rules and reduced elk-hunting seasons, the Missoulian reported Thursday. The Commission discussed proposals and...

DNA testing confirms first wolf pack in Colorado in 70 years

Feb. 13, 2020 6:06 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials confirmed the first documentation of a wolf pack in Colorado in more than 70 years. DNA testing of scat samples taken near an elk carcass in Moffat County in January confirmed the samples came from wolves, KMGH-TV reports. The test results from...

In this undated photo released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a dispersing wolf from the Oregon Pack OR-54, a descendent of the famous OR-7, the first wild wolf in California in nearly a century. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says the 3- to 4-year-old female dubbed OR-54 was found on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Shasta County, Calif. It's not clear yet whether she died by accident, naturally or was deliberately and illegally killed.  (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)

Endangered gray wolf found dead in Northern California

Feb. 6, 2020 11:20 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An endangered gray wolf that wandered thousands of miles through Northern California has died, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday. OR-54, a 3- to 4-year-old female with a radio tracking collar, was found dead on Wednesday in Shasta County, the agency...

Montana wildlife officials propose extending wolf hunting

Feb. 6, 2020 1:35 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are proposing extending the wolf hunting and trapping seasons in northwestern Montana. Officials are also proposing to increase the individual limit from five wolves to 10, the Missoulian reported. The agency took public comment on the...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 1995, file photo, a wolf leaps across a road into the wilds of Central Idaho. State wildlife officials are requesting authorization to spend $408,000 to count wolves that will become part of an annual expense going forward. Idaho Department of Fish and Game Director Ed Schriever told the Legislature's budget-setting committee Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, that knowing whether wolf numbers are increasing or decreasing is needed to make management decisions. (AP Photo/Douglas Pizac, File)

Idaho agency wants to spend $408,000 a year to count wolves

Jan. 28, 2020 2:51 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's top wildlife official on Tuesday requested authorization from state lawmakers to spend $408,000 to count wolves. Idaho Department of Fish and Game Director Ed Schriever told the Legislature's budget-setting committee that the expense would become part of the agency's annual...

Idaho wolf population is estimated at 1,000 animals

Jan. 23, 2020 6:22 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Thursday said there are an estimated 1,000 wolves in Idaho. Ed Schriever told the House Resources and Conservation Committee that the estimate made public for the first time is the first wolf population estimate in Idaho since...

Officials welcome return of wolves to northwest Colorado

Jan. 23, 2020 2:37 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials found evidence of at least six wolves in the state's northwest region, a second indication of a return by the animals after a long absence, officials said. Democratic Gov. Jared Polis issued a statement Wednesday confirming the Colorado Parks and Wildlife discovery...

Lawmaker proposes wolf-free zones in southern Idaho

Jan. 22, 2020 6:40 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Some areas in Idaho would be declared wolf-free zones, and other areas where the animals have killed livestock would have increased wolf-killing opportunities under legislation proposed Wednesday. The Senate Resources and Environment Committee voted to clear the way for a hearing on the...

First image captured of gray wolf northwest of Medford

Jan. 22, 2020 4:59 PM EST

SAMS VALLEY, Ore. (AP) — A Jacksonville man has captured the first image of a confirmed gray wolf northwest of Medford. The Mail Tribune reports one of Eric Anderson’s game cameras picked up an image on Jan. 3 of a gray wolf on federal Bureau of Land Management land in the Sams Valley area...