French farmers demand action against wolves killing livestock

Hundreds of farmers, shepherds and politicians rallied in Aveyron, southern France, on Saturday calling for action to halt the slaughter of livestock by packs of wolves. The demonstrators gathered more than 3,000 sheep, about a hundred cattle and a few horses in a field to represent the number of animals killed by wolves in France in […]

Oregon To Kill Wolves That Preyed On Livestock

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has decided to kill members of the Harl Butte wolf pack in Eastern Oregon in an attempt to disrupt the pack’s behavior and prevent future livestock losses. The decision comes after Wallowa County ranchers requested lethal control because the pack has attacked cattle seven times in the past […]

Gray wolves just won another battle to stay on the endangered species list

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled against the Interior Department’s decision to strip protections from a regional population of endangered gray wolves and allow states to openly hunt them. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, arguably the nation’s most important appellate court after the Supreme Court, upheld a lower court’s decision that the […]

Wolves may be partly to blame for wildfires raging across southern France – here’s why

Wolves are partly to blame for the wildfires that have raged across the south of France this month, according to the mayor of Artigues, one of the worst hit rural areas. Gabriel Magne said increasing attacks on livestock by wolves had forced farmers to abandon pastures, which quickly turned into bone-dry shrubland, prone to catch fire during […]

Wolves kill livestock in Washington

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced recently that it will take lethal measures to reduce the number of animals in the Smackout wolf pack. WDFW determined that the pack was responsible for repeatedly preying on cattle in Stevens County in the Northeast part of the state, saying there have been four incidents […]

Idaho may offer hunters bounties for bad wolves, allow bait

BOISE – The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has proposed putting bounties on problem wolves and allowing hunters to lure wolves with bait. The proposals come from the department’s Wolf Depredation Control Board, which has discussed how best to take action against the high number of wolves killing livestock and big game, the Capital […]

Johnson Endorses Advancement of Bipartisan Wildlife Bill Containing Gray Wolf Delist Provision

Senator Johnson is applauding the work of Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), who has introduced and advanced bipartisan legislation containing the language of S.164, Johnson’s bill requiring the removal of endangered species act protections for the gray wolf in four states.  Barrasso’s bill, S. 1514, […]

Idaho proposes wolf baiting; mulls bounty on problem wolves

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has formally proposed to allow sportsmen to use bait when hunting wolves, and a committee formed to oversee wolf depredation control for the state has discussed implementing a bounty on problem wolves with IDFG sportsmen dollars.<<<Read More>>>

Mexican wolf advocates make final push against recovery plan

Punctuating those concerns, a critic of the plan told The New Mexican that his group will submit comments opposing the plan because it wants to halt altogether the releases of captive-born wolves into the wild population — a key part of the federal recovery effort. “In a nutshell, we are opposed to the release of Mexican wolves […]

More hunting dogs are being killed by wolves in Wisconsin

CENTRAL WISCONSIN (WAOW) – More hunting dogs are being killed by wolves than ever before in Wisconsin, causing one local lawmaker to continue to urge Congress to remove wolves from the federally protected list. <<<Read More>>>