Bavaria to make it easier to shoot wolves in Alpine regionApril 26, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Officials in Germany's southern state of Bavaria said Wednesday that they want to make it easier to shoot wolves after farmers complained that their livestock on Alpine pastures are being preyed upon.
DNR chief vows to bring wolf plan up for vote in OctoberApril 12, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' policy board will get a finalized wolf management plan in October, the agency's leader said Wednesday.
The DNR in November released a draft of its first new wolf management plan in almost 25 years.
Wisconsin DNR releases 3,500 public comments on wolf planApril 7, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials on Friday released thousands of public comments on a new wolf management plan, some calling for the restoration of a statewide population limit and others urging a total hunting ban.
GOP legislators ready bill calling for wolf population goalMarch 10, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A pair of Republican legislators circulated a bill Friday that would require Wisconsin wildlife officials to establish a new population goal for wolves in the state in their next management plan.
Endangered Mexican wolf population makes strides in USFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Endangered Mexican gray wolves are making more strides, as more breeding pairs and pups have been documented since reintroduction efforts began in the southwestern U.S. more than two decades ago, federal wildlife managers said Tuesday.
Wisconsin DNR plans to release wolf comments ‘eventually’February 28, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials aren't saying when they'll release hundreds of public comments on their new draft wolf management plan.
Department of Natural Resources officials released their first new wolf management plan in almost 25 years in November.
Wolverhampton stuns Southampton with 2-1 comeback winFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — João Gomes scored in the 87th minute to help 10-man Wolverhampton complete a 2-1 comeback victory over last-placed Southampton in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Arizona ranchers to be paid for removing livestock carcassesFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Livestock Loss Board is implementing a new incentive program that will compensate ranchers for removing livestock carcasses to locations where they aren’t accessible to Mexican wolves.
US reinstates road, logging restrictions on Alaska forestJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency said Wednesday it is reinstating restrictions on road-building and logging on the country's largest national forest in southeast Alaska, the latest move in a long-running fight over the Tongass National Forest.
Wisconsin governor takes total control of resources agencyJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis., (AP) — The board that regulates Wisconsin's natural resources entered a new phase Wednesday, meeting for the first time with a majority of members appointed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers after months of stonewalling by a Republican who refused to step down.
Mexican gray wolf that roamed beyond recovery area capturedJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A female Mexican gray wolf that roamed beyond the endangered species’ recovery area into the more northern reaches of New Mexico has been captured, authorities said Monday.
Debate reignites as lone Mexican gray wolf roams New MexicoJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A female Mexican gray wolf has roamed beyond the endangered species’ recovery area into the more northern reaches of New Mexico, according to authorities.
That has reignited a debate over whether the predators should be confined to a certain stretch of the southwestern U.S.
Michigan wolf population holding steady, 2022 survey showsJanuary 18, 2023 GMT
Michigan's gray wolf population remains stable and might have reached its natural ceiling after mounting a decadeslong comeback in the Upper Peninsula, state biologists said after the latest survey.
Liverpool beats Wolves 1-0, keeps alive FA Cup title defenseJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
Liverpool kept alive its FA Cup title defense Tuesday and earned an immediate chance to avenge one of its most humiliating Premier League losses.
Edwards, bench lift Wolves to 110-102 victory over CavsJanuary 15, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 26 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves got a huge boost from their bench in a 110-102 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Naz Reid scored 17 of Minnesota’s 56 bench points, while Jalen Nowell had 16.
Edwards, Timberwolves bounce back to beat short-handed SunsJanuary 14, 2023 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 31 points, D’Angelo Russell had 17 and the Minnesota Timberwolves held off the short-handed Phoenix Suns 121-116 on Friday night.
Taurean Prince added 16 points off the bench and fellow reserve Naz Red had 13 points for Minnesota.
Oregon OKs killing 2 wolves in new pack after calf attacksJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
UNION, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials approved Thursday the killing of two wolves in a new pack that they said have been attacking calves in the northeastern part of the state.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said it would allow the landowner or potentially USDA Wildlife Services to shoot the wolves on the private land where the attacks happened, east of Union.
Southampton stuns Man City in League Cup quarterfinalsJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
Southampton stunned Manchester City to book a place in the semifinals of the English League Cup on Wednesday.
The bottom team in the Premier League produced a major upset by beating defending champion City 2-0 at St.
Endangered Mexican wolf treks further north in New MexicoJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An endangered Mexican gray wolf has roamed beyond the species’ recovery area into the more northern reaches of New Mexico, reigniting a debate over whether the predators should be confined to a certain stretch of the southwestern U.S.
Wisconsin DNR extends new wolf plan comment periodJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials are giving people more time to comment on their new wolf management plan.
The state Department of Natural Resources released their first new wolf plan in almost 25 years in November.
Protections sought for coyotes in Mexican wolf territoryDecember 8, 2022 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists want the U.S. government to list coyotes as endangered in parts of Arizona and New Mexico where the rarest subspecies of gray wolf in North America is found.
Dutch court shoots down plan using paintball guns on wolvesNovember 30, 2022 GMT
THE HAGUE (AP) — A Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a plan to control the country’s growing wolf population by shooting at the animals with paintball guns to scare them away from people.
A local court ruled that officials had not justified their decision to use the novel approach as a safe way to teach the wolves to stay out of populated areas.
Montana judge restores state wolf hunting regulationsNovember 30, 2022 GMT
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday lifted a temporary restraining order that limited wolf hunting and trapping in the state, saying there is nothing to suggest rules now in place will make wolf populations unsustainable in the short term.
Montana judge to decide on wolf hunting limitsNovember 29, 2022 GMT
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge said he would decide Tuesday whether to continue temporary limits he placed on wolf hunting or to restore quotas and hunting methods pending a trial over changes in the way the state estimates the size of the wolf population, which informs hunting quotas.
Judge revives limits on wolf killing near Yellowstone parkNovember 16, 2022 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has temporarily restricted wolf hunting and trapping near Yellowstone and Glacier national parks and imposed tighter statewide limits on killing the predators, over concerns that looser hunting rules adopted last year in the Republican-controlled state could harm their population.
New Wisconsin wolf plan eliminates state population goalNovember 10, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials on Thursday released their first new wolf management plan in almost a quarter-century but the document doesn't establish a new statewide population goal, a number that has become a flashpoint in the fight over hunting quotas.
Conservation groups sue over Montana wolf harvest rulesOctober 29, 2022 GMT
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two conservation groups have filed a lawsuit against the state of Montana and its wildlife management agency alleging it illegally set hunting and trapping policies and quotas intended to reduce the gray wolf population by making it easier to kill the predators.
Wolves shot in Wyoming may be from a Colorado packOctober 28, 2022 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials believe that three wolves shot and killed just over the state's border in Wyoming may have belonged to Colorado's closely watched North Park wolf pack.
Another wolf killed in Oregon, $11.5K reward offeredOctober 19, 2022 GMT
DURKEE, Ore. (AP) — A collared wolf in the Lookout Mountain pack was shot and killed earlier this month in northeast Oregon and police are seeking the public’s help to find the person or people responsible.
Wolf known for genetic value found dead in New MexicoOctober 19, 2022 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists are pushing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to do more to protect Mexican gray wolves after one of the endangered predators was found dead in southwestern New Mexico.
6 wolves poisoned in northeast Washington, reward offeredOctober 10, 2022 GMT
COLVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Six wolves found dead this year in northeast Washington were poisoned and a reward is being offered for tips leading to a conviction in the case, officials said Monday.
Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife officials said the agency has been investigating wolf deaths within the Wedge pack territory in Stevens County since local authorities discovered four dead wolves on Feb.
Fish and Wildlife shoots wrong wolf, more attacks confirmedOctober 7, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Wolves from two packs in northeast Washington state have attacked more cattle, prompting the Department of Fish and Wildlife to consider whether to again try culling the Smackout pack after a botched attempt last month.
Early data indicates Idaho wolf population is holding steadyOctober 6, 2022 GMT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's wolf population appears to be holding steady despite recent changes by lawmakers that allow expanded methods and seasons for killing wolves, the state’s top wildlife official said Thursday.
DNR: February 2021 hunt had little effect on wolf populationSeptember 30, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials estimate Wisconsin's wolf population currently stands at about 970 animals, demonstrating that a much-maligned February 2021 hunting season had little impact on the population as a whole.
Washington kills 2 wolves to prevent preying on cattleSeptember 29, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Biologists working for the state of Washington have killed two members of the Leadpoint wolf pack this week in an effort to stop the pack from preying on cattle in Stevens County, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday.
Hunter who mistook dog for a wolf is under investigationSeptember 27, 2022 GMT
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) —
Montana authorities said Tuesday they were investigating the shooting of a 6-month-old dog by a woman who skinned the animal and posted pictures of herself with the pelt, believing she had killed a young wolf.
Oregon confirms new wolves in northern Cascade MountainsSeptember 14, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon wildlife officials said Tuesday they have identified a new family of wolves in the northern Cascade Mountains, bringing the total number of known wolf groups in the region to three.
Wolf recaptured after escaping Cleveland Zoo habitatSeptember 5, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — A wolf briefly escaped its habitat at an Ohio zoo but was recaptured, and no guests or employees were hurt, authorities said.
Officials at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo said the female Mexican gray wolf “briefly breached its habitat" at about 10:20 a.m.
Washington OKs killing 1 wolf in pack after cattle attacksSeptember 2, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind has authorized the killing of one wolf because of cattle attacks in northeast Washington.
The Smackout wolf pack has attacked cattle on private and public land in Stevens and Pend Oreille counties, the Capital Press reported.
Judge won’t block Idaho wolf trapping, snaring regulationsAugust 26, 2022 GMT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Trappers can continue pursuing wolves under Idaho’s current regulations after a federal judge rejected a request by conservation groups to temporarily block the state’s expanded wolf trapping and snaring rules.
Cry wolf? Debate over presence of wolves in NortheastAugust 26, 2022 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Are wolves hunting and howling in the Northeast woods again, more than a century after they were rooted out of the region?
Advocates who think so say a recent DNA analysis shows a strapping canine shot by a coyote hunter in upstate New York last winter was actually a wolf.
Isle Royale wolf population surges after nearly dying offAugust 24, 2022 GMT
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Isle Royale National Park's gray wolf population has reached 28, a dramatic comeback after the species nearly disappeared from the Lake Superior island chain, researchers said Wednesday.
US sued in bid to force decision on Rockies wolf protectionsAugust 9, 2022 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates sued federal officials Tuesday after the government missed a deadline to decide if protections for gray wolves should be restored across the northern U.S. Rocky Mountains, where Republican-led states have made it easier to kill the predators.
DNR: No release date for new wolf management planJuly 19, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials say they don't know when they'll release their new wolf management plan after initially saying the document would come out this spring.
The Department of Natural Resources' current wolf management plan dates back to 1999 and calls for capping the statewide population at 350 animals.
Rule for managing endangered Mexican wolves spurs lawsuitJuly 13, 2022 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. wildlife managers are being sued over their new management rule for the endangered Mexican gray wolf, with a coalition of environmentalists saying the recently adopted court-ordered changes fail to address genetic concerns and limit the predators from roaming bigger swaths of the American Southwest.
US agency to limit predator killing methods in IdahoJune 29, 2022 GMT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. agency responsible for killing wolves and other predators to prevent attacks on livestock has agreed to settle a lawsuit by completing an extensive environmental study on its methods in Idaho.
Conservationists call for action on Northwest wolf poachingJune 28, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Wildlife advocates say there has been a distressing uptick in wolf poaching cases in the Northwest in the past year and a half.
Four dead wolves were discovered in the northeastern corner of Washington state in February.
Minnesota releases updated draft gray wolf management planJune 23, 2022 GMT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's population of gray wolves is resilient and robust, wildlife managers said Thursday as they released a draft updated plan to keep it that way.
Gateway towns to Yellowstone become dead ends after floodJune 16, 2022 GMT
RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — This gateway town to Yellowstone National Park has become a dead end, a casualty of the severe flooding that tore through one of America’s most beloved natural attractions and swept away roads, bridges and homes.
Wolf pack kills calf, forcing decision on lethal controlJune 9, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A wolf pack in northeastern Washington state has killed another calf, forcing the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to determine whether to cull the pack, officials said.
143 sheep killed fleeing from wolves in southwestern IdahoJune 3, 2022 GMT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An attack by two wolves panicked a flock of sheep and 143 died after they ran into a steep gully where they were crushed and suffocated, Idaho wildlife officials said Thursday.
WA investigating 4 dead wolves found in Stevens CountyMay 26, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A poaching investigation has been launched after two Stevens County deputies stumbled upon four dead wolves in northeast Washington while on snowmobile patrol near the Canadian border on Feb.
Reward offered for information on endangered red wolf deathMay 14, 2022 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction in the shooting death of an endangered red wolf in North Carolina.
The wolf was found in a muddy field in Tyrrell County on April 15, according to the U.S.
Proposed revision of Mexican wolf management plan draws fireMay 13, 2022 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. wildlife managers want to see at least 320 Mexican gray wolves roaming the Southwest within the next several years as they try to recover an endangered species that for decades has been the focus of political strife and litigation.
Six pups born to pair of wild red wolves in North CarolinaApril 22, 2022 GMT
ALBERMARLE, N.C. (AP) — A litter of endangered red wolves has been born to a wild pair of parents in eastern North Carolina for the first time in four years.
WRAL reported Friday that the six pups were born in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.
Oregon wolf population flounders after poaching, car crashesApril 20, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The growth of Oregon’s wolf population slowed significantly last year because 21 animals were poisoned by poachers, hit by cars or were killed by wildlife officials after they attacked livestock, state wildlife authorities said Wednesday.
US wildlife officials aim to address illegal wolf killingsApril 19, 2022 GMT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prompted by a court order, federal wildlife managers have issued a new draft plan for managing Mexican gray wolves in the Southwestern U.S. in an effort to address illegal killings of the endangered predators.
State says Washington’s wolf population grew 16% last yearApril 9, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington’s wolf population grew in 2021 for the 13th consecutive year, showing a 16% increase from the previous year, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Saturday.
DNR: Hunting dog bitten by wolf near UP trailApril 3, 2022 GMT
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — A hunting dog has been bitten by a wolf in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
The dog and another beagle were being trained Tuesday by their owner near a trailhead in Marquette when the attack occurred, according to Michigan's Department of Natural Resources.