wolf management plan http://kplu.org en Washington Legislature to examine killing wolves http://kplu.org/post/washington-legislature-examine-killing-wolves <p></p><p>A key state lawmaker says he'll hold a hearing on the state Fish and Wildlife Department's decision to kill a pack of wolves that had been preying on cattle in northeast Washington.</p><p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 15:10:43 +0000 The Associated Press 6933 at http://kplu.org Washington Legislature to examine killing wolves Another impact of Washington's wolves: Skinny cows http://kplu.org/post/another-impact-washingtons-wolves-skinny-cows Washington ranchers who can show that wolves are making their cattle lose weight could get reimbursed under a new proposal. The rule before the Fish and Wildlife Commission would expand a compensation program for ranchers living in wolf country.<p>Washington’s cattle ranchers aren’t the first to complain about skinny livestock. Ranchers in Idaho and Oregon also say the reintroduction of wolves has made sheep and cattle move more and eat less.<p>That translates into the bottom line, says Dave Ware. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 19:09:43 +0000 Jessica Robinson 6909 at http://kplu.org Another impact of Washington's wolves: Skinny cows Differing ideas offered to avoid repeat of Washington wolf pack kill http://kplu.org/post/differing-ideas-offered-avoid-repeat-washington-wolf-pack-kill OLYMPIA, Wash. - The director of Washington's Fish and Wildlife Department Friday said he hopes never again to have to order the killing of an entire wolf pack, as happened last month. In Olympia Friday, cattlemen and wolf lovers offered the agency radically different ideas for how to avoid a repeat. Correspondent Tom Banse reports.<p>A large crowd of people waited hours upon hours to sound off to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. Rancher Bill McIrvin thanked state officials for eliminating the wolf pack that was preying on his family's cattle. Mon, 08 Oct 2012 16:27:52 +0000 Tom Banse 6630 at http://kplu.org Differing ideas offered to avoid repeat of Washington wolf pack kill Final kill in wolf hunt; backlash expected to remain intense http://kplu.org/post/final-kill-wolf-hunt-backlash-expected-remain-intense <p>Washington wildlife managers say the hunt for a pack of grey wolves is over. A state marksman killed the alpha male of the pack Thursday in far northeast Washington. The department has killed a total of seven wolves from the Wedge Pack since August.</p><p>However, emotions have run strong over the decision, and debate over wolf management in the Northwest will likely remain intense.</p><blockquote><p>“We know these issues spark strong feelings among Washington residents across the state, which is why we are committed to conducting our business openly and transparently,” Washington Fish and Wildlife Director <a href="http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/sep2712b/" target="_blank">Phil Anderson said in a press release</a>.</p></blockquote><p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 20:37:35 +0000 Jessica Robinson & Jake Ellison 6528 at http://kplu.org Final kill in wolf hunt; backlash expected to remain intense Alpha male wolf In Wedge Pack killed, ending state hunt http://kplu.org/post/alpha-male-wolf-wedge-pack-killed-ending-state-hunt Washington wildlife managers say the hunt for a pack of grey wolves is over. A state marksman killed the alpha male of the pack Thursday in far northeast Washington. The department has killed a total of seven wolves from the Wedge Pack since August.<p>Wildlife managers believe the pack was responsible for killing or injuring at least 17 calves and cows in far northeastern Washington. Washington Fish and Wildlife Director Phil Anderson says the pack became dependent on livestock and would continue to attack them. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 17:21:46 +0000 Jessica Robinson 6523 at http://kplu.org Alpha male wolf In Wedge Pack killed, ending state hunt Wolf kills create blowback for state, conservation group http://kplu.org/post/wolf-kills-create-blowback-state-conservation-group Washington wildlife officials killed three more grey wolves near the Canadian border Wednesday. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:31:33 +0000 Jessica Robinson 6502 at http://kplu.org Wolf kills create blowback for state, conservation group State kills 2 wolves in northeast Washington http://kplu.org/post/state-kills-2-wolves-northeast-washington <p></p><p>Officials say two wolves have been killed by a state hunter flying in a helicopter in northeast Washington.</p><p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 02:16:58 +0000 The Associated Press 6479 at http://kplu.org Another wolf pack in northeast Oregon http://kplu.org/post/another-wolf-pack-northeast-oregon <p></p><p>JOSEPH, Ore. — State biologists have identified a new wolf pack in northeastern Oregon.</p><p>Biologists spotted two gray-colored adult wolves and their litter of five pups last Saturday in the Upper Minam River drainage in the Eagle Cap Wilderness.</p><p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 14:48:29 +0000 The Associated Press 6164 at http://kplu.org Washington wildlife officials: 8th wolf pack confirmed http://kplu.org/post/washington-wildlife-officials-8th-wolf-pack-confirmed <p>SPOKANE, Wash. &mdash; Washington Fish and Wildlife officials say they&#39;ve confirmed an eighth wolf pack in the state.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 03:57:29 +0000 The Associated Press 5611 at http://kplu.org Washington wildlife officials: 8th wolf pack confirmed Wash. hunter pleads guilty to wolf poaching conspiracy http://kplu.org/post/wash-hunter-pleads-guilty-wolf-poaching-conspiracy <p>A Twisp, Washington man has changed his plea to guilty in a high-profile federal wolf poaching case. As part of a plea agreement, the 62-year-old man will not go to prison.</p><p>The lack of jail time greatly disappoints a conservation group.</p><p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 19:02:56 +0000 Tom Banse 4667 at http://kplu.org Grisly photo adds fuel to wolf hunt debate http://kplu.org/post/grisly-photo-adds-fuel-wolf-hunt-debate A photo of a trapped wolf in Idaho has splashed new fuel on the flames of the debate over wolves. Environmental groups say the image demonstrates what they see as the cruelty of wolf trapping in Idaho. But state and federal authorities say there was nothing illegal about the picture.<p>An anti-trapping group in Montana found the photo on a forum called Trapperman.com. In the background, you can see a wolf with one of its hind feet caught in a trap. The snow around the wolf has turned pink from blood. Wed, 04 Apr 2012 22:46:26 +0000 Jessica Robinson 4658 at http://kplu.org Grisly photo adds fuel to wolf hunt debate Seen a wolf? Report it on state's new website http://kplu.org/post/seen-wolf-report-it-states-new-website <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &mdash; People who think they&#39;ve seen a wolf, heard one howl or found other evidence of wolves in Washington have a new place to share their story.</p><p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 18:48:27 +0000 The Associated Press & Bellamy Pailthorp 4385 at http://kplu.org Seen a wolf? Report it on state's new website It's Man Vs. Beast, With Liam Neeson In The Lead http://kplu.org/post/its-man-vs-beast-liam-neeson-lead Pity the foolhardy wolf that gets in Liam Neeson's way. At least, that's the primary message in the trailer for the latest entry in this most curious period of the Oscar-nominee's career, which finds him more often than not furrowing his brow in anger and then beating the source of his ire to a bloody pulp.<p>To wit: The coming-attractions reel for <em>The Grey</em> showcases Neeson securing shattered single-serve liquor bottles to his knuckles with electrical tape while a massive, snarling gray wolf awaits their alpha vs. alpha death match. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 22:40:00 +0000 3942 at http://kplu.org It's Man Vs. Beast, With Liam Neeson In The Lead Wolf vigil provokes anti-wolf counter protest in North Idaho http://kplu.org/post/wolf-vigil-provokes-anti-wolf-counter-protest-north-idaho COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The gray wolf is making its way deeper into Oregon, Washington, and now for the first time in almost 90 years, California. But where the wolf goes, emotions run high. Seventeen years after the re-introduction of gray wolves into Idaho, the subject continues to stir strong feelings in the state. Monday, wolf advocates in Coeur d'Alene held a full moon vigil to remember wolves killed by hunters.<p>"Do you have a candle yet?"<p>It's dusk. About a dozen people gather near the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 17:08:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 3660 at http://kplu.org Wolf vigil provokes anti-wolf counter protest in North Idaho Washington Fish & Wildlife votes to accept wolf management plan http://kplu.org/post/washington-fish-wildlife-votes-accept-wolf-management-plan <p>Washington&#39;s Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved a management plan for what one member called the most controversial and complex issue the Commission has ever dealt with: wolf management.</p><p>The number and distribution of breeding pairs in Washington&#39;s growing wolf population is key. The amended plan calls for four breeding pairs in Eastern Washington, four each in the North and South Cascades, and 3 more pairs anywhere in the state. If more are found, the plan calls for stepping up management actions, like moving wolves around or shooting animals who prey on cattle.</p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 19:51:15 +0000 April Baer 3356 at http://kplu.org