Wolves on the rebound across B.C. — here’s how to live with them

“We’ve demonized wolves, but now people tend to either fear them or idolize them,” she said. “And we’re maybe not giving them the respect they need as wild animals that do have potential for danger.” “I hope people will learn to see wolves for what they are, not for what we want or perceive them to […]

Mexican wolves found dead in Arizona, New Mexico

PHOENIX, N.M. (AP) – Arizona wildlife officials say authorities are investigating the deaths of three endangered Mexican gray wolves, including one found in southwestern New Mexico. The Arizona Game and Fish Department announced this week that male wolves belonging to the Bear Wallow and Saffel packs were found dead in Arizona in September. The packs […]

Conservationists ask court to step in as red wolf plan looms

RALEIGH, N.C. — Conservationists told a federal judge Wednesday that an imminent government plan to shrink the territory of the only red wolves living in the wild would hasten the animal’s extinction in violation of federal law. Lawyers for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, however, countered that new rules for the red wolf program, […]

Coyotes feeding on pets, prompting fear among humans

An anonymous caller to the Hi-Desert Star last week said when coyotes attacked her dogs, who were running loose near their house in Yucca Valley, animal control and state Fish and Wildlife workers both told her there were more coyotes than ever in the area. She said she was advised to shoot them, as long […]

Oregon to craft new proposal for managing wolves

A new framework for managing wolves that repeatedly prey on livestock may have the support of both Oregon ranchers and conservation groups, if the state can find enough money to pay for it. The idea came as groups sat down for the second time with a mediator on Tuesday as part of the Oregon Department […]

How much would you pay to protect an endangered species?

*Staff Note* – The following comment in regards to this article was provided by a WEI member: “This is no more than an approach to pump more money into an Act and Program (Federal Endangered Species Act) that should be put out of OUR misery, not extended and expanded.  For my money, unless people oppose […]

U.S. House Subcommittee Passes Wolf Delisting Bill

Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI) and Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statements after bipartisan legislation they introduced to return management of gray wolves to state control advanced in the House of Representatives. The House Natural Resources Committee approved the legislation in a committee markup today.<<<Read More>>>

Ranchers Face Wolves at the Gate

The Diamond M ranch sits on the Kettle River in northeast Washington State, close enough to the Canadian border that a well-thrown rock might hit a range-riding Mountie and cause an international incident. It is a frontiersman’s dream: acres of prairie surrounded by wooded areas with the pristine Kettle River flowing through the middle of […]

California Wolf Attacks on Livestock Increase as Packs Grow

Special to The Outdoor Wire: SACRAMENTO, CA —The Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) has set up a “wolf page” on their website to keep track of reported incidents involving wolves in California, and while they would like you to think they are uncommon, wolf attacks on livestock are climbing. Of course, this website says nothing […]

Wolves kill guard dog at SW Oregon ranch

Wildlife investigators shaved the dog, finding injuries consistent with wolf bites. Birdseye said the animal’s back end “was like grape jelly.” The investigation also turned up wolf tracks on the property, which together was enough for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to confirm the Rogue pack was responsible for the attack. “There’s no […]