Letter: Wolf recovery process ‘off the rails’

It was troubling to read recently that the Wolf Advisory Group (WAG) was used as a forum to essentially single out a producer for retribution for having repeated depredations. Even if he follows the rules and meets the depredation threshold, the environmental side is opposed to removing any more wolves. That WDFW allows the WAG […]

Arrival of wolves worries SW Oregon ranchers

WINSTON, Ore. — Livestock owners who attended the recent Douglas County Livestock Association’s Spring Conference were in total agreement that wolves would have an impact on their operations sooner rather than later. These ranchers graze cattle, sheep and goats in the foothills on the west side of the Cascade Mountains and on the east side […]

Do We Still Need To Protect Gray Wolves? Trump Administration Says No, Advocates Disagree.

The Trump administration wants to strip federal endangered species protections from gray wolves, even though a California judge ruled earlier this year that the they should remain protected in California. “After being driven to the brink of extinction, wolves today live in only a fraction of their historic range and they’ve really only just begun to return […]

Environmental Groups’ NEPA Challenge to USDA Wolf Killing Survives

On April 23, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that environmental groups have standing to challenge the federal government’s killing of gray wolves in Idaho without conducting additional analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”). Western Watersheds Project et al. v. Grimm, No. 18-35075 (9th Cir. 2019).Environmental groups brought […]

Study: Predator effect clouded in ‘cascades’

Perhaps the most-told ecological success story about the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is bringing back wolves, which sparked a trickle-down effect on the web of life around them that researchers are still debating. The premise of wolf reintroduction’s effects, known as a “trophic cascade,” is that the return of a large canines cut into numbers of […]

A Fairy-Tale Baddie, the Wolf, Is Back in Germany, and Anti-Migrant Forces Pounce

FÖRSTGEN, Germany — They struck at dawn and left a trail of blood and body parts. There were six, maybe seven perpetrators. One had calmly passed Annett Hertweck’s car as she was speeding down the forest path to the scene of the massacre near the eastern village of Förstgen, Germany. Only then did she see […]

RMEF Warns of Colorado Wolf Reintroduction Ballot Initiative

Read more: https://www.ammoland.com/2019/04/rmef-warns-of-colorado-wolf-reintroduction-ballot-initiative/#ixzz5lMqys8ZiUnder Creative Commons License: AttributionFollow us: @Ammoland on Twitter | Ammoland on Facebook MISSOULA, Mont. —-(Ammoland.com)- The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is signaling a warning about an organized ballot initiative effort just underway in Colorado seeking to forcibly introduce gray wolves into the state. “To be clear, RMEF strongly opposes the forced introduction of gray wolves to Colorado,” said Kyle […]

Plan has new rules on killing wolves that prey on livestock

SALEM — With Oregon’s wolf population growing, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on Monday issued a draft conservation and management plan that established a new timetable involving when wolves can be killed for preying on livestock. The old plan allowed for hunts after two confirmed wolf depredations of livestock in an area. The […]

Gray wolves in Central Oregon? Maybe someday soon, experts say

After years during which Oregon’s recovering gray wolf population remained concentrated in the far northeast corner of the state, two new groups of wolves have migrated to the Cascade Mountains since the start of 2018. With an increase in breeding packs nearby, experts are looking for swaths of habitat that may soon host wolves. And […]

Eastern Oregon man justified in wolf shooting

HALFWAY, Ore. — An Eastern Oregon cattle rancher was justified when he shot a wolf that was chasing his working dog March 12 in Baker County, according to authorities. Larry Aguilar shot the wolf — a male juvenile from the Pine Creek pack — on the property in Halfway, east of Baker City. The Oregon […]