Oregon is home to 124 wolves, up 11 percent in annual report

Biologists in Oregon have counted 124 wolves in their annual tally, marking an 11 percent increase over last year’s numbers. The much-anticipated report also found a 38 percent increase in the number of breeding pairs in the state, where the species was once wiped out due to a bounty. The count also tallied 13 wolf […]

Oregon rancher approved to kill 2 wolves from pack that’s been attacking calves

*Staff Note* – Historically, taking out only a selected number of wolves from a pack that has insisted on livestock depredations, does little to stop continued attacks. Unfortunately, the entire packs need to be taken out. BAKER CITY — Oregon wildlife officials will allow a cattle rancher in remote northeastern Oregon to kill any two […]

Wolf Pack Kills in California

TAYLORSVILLE—A pack of wolves from the Lassen pack attacked a herd of cattle on a ranch near Taylorsville in Plumas County on April 1, fatally injuring a year old calf that was later put down after an investigation by authorities. According to a report from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, on the evening […]

Olympics provide suitable reintroduction site for gray wolves, study finds

Aside from werewolves in the fictional “Twilight” series set near Forks, actual gray wolves haven’t inhabited Olympic National Park for almost a century. But a recent study found that the Olympics could be a suitable place to reintroduce the species. The report, conducted by Oregon State University ecology professor William Ripple and postdoctoral faculty Christopher […]

Meta-Analysis of Coyote Diet Reveals Differences by Geographical Region

Abstract It has been posited that coyotes (Canis latrans) in the Northeast eat more deer than those in the Midwest or other parts of the country due to their increased size. Further, it has also been posited that Northeastern coyotes do not frequently eat small mammals, creating a trophic cascade that increases the incidence of […]

Meeting Scott Walter of the Wisconsin DNR

From the Wisconsin Wolf Facts: The WI Wolf Facts group met with new DNR Large Carnivore Manager Scott Walter March 20.  The meeting was very well attended by farm representatives, including Ryan and Cheri Klussendorf, Steve Suchmel, Jack Johnson, Tom Daigle, and Steve Boe, local affairs coordinator for the Farm Bureau and Ashleigh Calaway, district […]

Congressional Bid To Remove Wisconsin Wolves From Endangered Species List Falls Flat

A effort to remove the Great Lakes gray wolf from the federal endangered species list failed last week when Congress approved an omnibus spending bill. Late last year language to remove protections for the animal in Wisconsin and the rest of the Western Great Lakes region was included in the House Interior and Environment appropriations […]

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 […]

2 Mexican wolves found dead in Arizona

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Federal wildlife managers are investigating the deaths of two endangered Mexican gray wolves. The animals were found dead in Arizona in February. Authorities did not release any details about the circumstances or the locations where the animals were found. U.S. Fish and Wildlife spokesman John Bradley said Thursday the carcasses were sent […]

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>>>