Togo wolf pack members kill another cow in northeast Washington

Members of the Togo wolf pack killed a cow in the Colville National Forest and injured another last week, according to state wildlife officials. The Togo pack is responsible for five depredations in the last 10 months, including two in November 2017 and one in May. On Wednesday Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials were […]

134 sheep killed by wolves; farmers demand money for electric fences

Sheep farmers are reporting a marked increase in the number of sheep killed by wolves and demand more compensation and preventive measures from the government, the Volkskrant reported on Friday. So far this year, farmers have claimed compensation for 134 sheep which were proved to have been killed by wolves. Last year, there were just […]

Wolf encounters rare, but not unknown in Washington

*Staff Note* – In the first paragraph below, the author states that “occasionally wee and more often hear barking wolves.” Wolves don’t bark! If people are seeing canines bark or hearing them bark, they are hearing dogs or hybrid dogs, not wolves. Hybridization of wolves, dogs, coyotes, and all other combinations of canines feral or […]

Hydatid Cysts Found In Lungs of Elk

ANALYSIS/COMMENTARY: Cost of wolves calculable

Below is a “snap shot”, simplistic view of the economic impact of wolves on rural communities based upon a six year, ongoing study conducted by Dr. Doug Johnson, OSU, Dr. Larry Larson, OSU, and John Williams, OSU – Beef Extension specialist – Wallowa County. Specific details are available through these individuals. Economic Impact on a […]

Panel Roundtable: Canadian Gray Wolf Introduction into Yellowstone

*Editor’s Note:* Following is no doubt the most candid discussion you will find anywhere in North America today about predators and their diseases. The discussion surrounds the introduction of the gray wolf to the Greater Yellowstone area and the impact this has had on not only the ecosystem but economically, socially and in the lives of […]

Why do dingoes attack people, and how can we prevent it?

We know that there are carnivores throughout the world with the potential to kill us. And while most of us will never come face to face with a hungry wolf, lion, tiger or bear, such attacks do unfortunately still occur. In the scale of things, such attacks are very uncommon – although that is little […]

Rescue response delayed for woman treed by wolves in Okanogan Co.

Officials said the wolves who surrounded a young woman in Okanogan County, forcing her to climb a tree for safety, in July were part of a known wolf pack. The wolves are part of the known Loup Loup pack. It is believed there are six to eight wolves in that pack. According to a map from […]

Umatilla County OKs reimbursement for wolf costs

PENDLETON — Umatilla County Board of Commissioners approved paying the Cunningham Sheep Co. of Pendleton more than $20,000 to protect livestock from wolves. Cunningham Sheep in December sought $20,469 from the county’s wolf depredation compensation fund. County commissioners approved the expenditure at their meeting Wednesday. County documents show the money will compensate the company for […]

Wolves, coyotes and foxes roaming Trenton streets, councilman says

Packs of wild animals including wolves, coyotes and foxes are running around on city streets after dark and residents are raising concerns about their safety, according to a Trenton councilman.<<<Read More>>>