Washington’s wolf population surge slows, worrying advocates

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Growth in Washington’s gray wolf population slowed dramatically last year, raising concerns from an environmental group that says the state should stop killing wolves that prey on livestock. At the end of 2017, Washington was home to at least 122 wolves, 22 packs and 14 successful breeding pairs, the state Department […]

Washington Wolf Population Increases Only 6 Percent After 14 Wolves Killed in 2017

LYMPIA, Wash.— Washington’s wolf population increased by only 6 percent in the past year, according to the latest annual wolf population estimate issued today by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. That’s a sharp contrast to the previous three years, when the population increased by an average of 30 percent each year.<<<Read More>>>

Wisconsin wolf population approaching 1,000

The figures from Department of Natural Resources monitoring show between 925 and 952 wolves roam the state. That’s up from 866 to 897 wolves last winter, then a record high. The current population could be higher. Volunteer trackers counted wolves during the winter, when the population reaches its lowest point before pups are born.<<<Read More>>> […]

Wisconsin’s wolf population highest ever, with nearly 900

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s wolf population has reached a record high of nearly 900 animals, state wildlife officials announced Thursday. Figures from the Department of Natural Resources’ over-winter monitoring show between 866 and 897 wolves are roaming the state, up 16 percent from last year’s count of 746 to 771 animals.<<<Read More>>>

Nearly 900 wolves roam Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s wolf population has reached a record high of nearly 900 animals, state wildlife officials announced Thursday. Figures from the Department of Natural Resources’ over-winter monitoring show between 866 and 897 wolves are roaming the state, up 16 percent from last year’s count of 746 to 771 animals. The current population could be even higher; […]

Report: Idaho tallies at least 780 wolves in 108 packs across state

Idaho had a minimum of 108 wolf packs and at least 780 wolves at the end of 2015, accord to an annual report posted today. That confirms the reintroduced predator species remains well above the 150 wolves and 15 breeding pairs required to keep gray wolves off the endangered species list under the 2009 de-listing […]