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Another lawsuit filed seeking protections for wolverines

Another lawsuit filed seeking protections for wolverines

Another lawsuit has been filed challenging the government's denial of federal protections for the wolverine.

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ZooMontana investigating report of child bitten by wolf; animals quarantined

ZooMontana investigating report of child bitten by wolf; animals quarantined

One of ZooMontana’s two gray wolves bit a young child on Sunday afternoon.

October 20, 2014 2:36 pmLoading…
Wildlife commission rejects shipping sheep out of Montana

Wildlife commission rejects shipping sheep out of Montana

HELENA — Montana wildlife commissioners on Thursday rejected a proposal to move some bighorn sheep out of state, saying they would prefer the agency either find new locations here or transfer animals between existing herds.

October 16, 2014 3:00 pm Related Loading…
Mule deer gets tomato cage stuck on antlers

Mule deer gets tomato cage stuck on antlers

CODY, Wyo. — Wyoming wildlife officials had to lend a helping hand to a mule deer that got a tomato cage stuck on its antlers this week.

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Montana decides to keep Yellowstone bison in state

Montana decides to keep Yellowstone bison in state

HELENA, Mont. — Montana wildlife officials decided Thursday against shipping 145 bison captured from Yellowstone National Park to the Bronx zoo and other locations across the nation, choosing to send them to an American Indian reservation within the state.

October 16, 2014 9:20 am Related Loading…

Officials tour sage grouse protection areas

PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is set to be in Wyoming on Wednesday to inspect ranchlands where landowners have taken steps to protect habitat for the greater sage grouse.

October 15, 2014 9:40 am
Elk hunting season in Grand Teton begins Saturday

Elk hunting season in Grand Teton begins Saturday

MOOSE, Wyo. — Grand Teton National Park's annual elk reduction program is scheduled to begin Saturday.

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Grand Teton grizzly removed from Jackson area

Grand Teton grizzly removed from Jackson area

JACKSON, Wyo. — A grizzly bear that was removed from a residential area near Jackson late last week was the same one that caused a temporary road closure in Grand Teton National Park last month.

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Montana considers out-of-state bighorn sheep moves

Montana considers out-of-state bighorn sheep moves

Montana wildlife officials want to be able to move bighorn sheep out of the state after running into trouble finding suitable places for the animals in the Treasure State.

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Wyoming Game and Fish seeks information on moose poaching near Sheridan

BUFFALO, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the poaching of two young bull moose on the Bighorn National Forest west of Buffalo.

October 13, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Wildlife groups sue for wolverine protections

Wildlife groups sue for wolverine protections

A coalition of advocacy groups on Monday challenged the government’s denial of federal protections for the snow-loving wolverine, filing a lawsuit that contends officials ignored evidence a warming climate will eliminate denning areas for the so-called “mountain devil.”

October 13, 2014 1:30 pmLoading…

Montana bison committee wraps up discussions

GREAT FALLS — A state advisory committee has agreed that bison should be managed as wildlife in Montana but not allowed to roam freely.

October 12, 2014 10:30 pmLoading…

Volunteers make elk refuge home each summer

JACKSON, Wyo. — Jim Crabb looked every bit the expert recently as he guided three visitors through the history of the Miller family and its historic Jackson homestead on the National Elk Refuge.

October 09, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…

Wyoming Game and Fish seeks mule deer poaching information

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information for a poaching case involving a trophy mule deer buck near Medicine Bow.

October 09, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…

Kokanee eggs to be collected in Flaming Gorge

CASPER, Wyo. — Wildlife officials are planning to collect kokanee eggs in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in southwestern Wyoming in an effort to bolster the fish's population and to establish additional spawning runs in other waterways across the state.

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Ranchers urge relocation of Washington wolf packs

Ranchers urge relocation of Washington wolf packs

COLVILLE, Wash. — Ranchers in northeastern Washington offered a simple solution to keep wolves from killing their livestock: Pack up the predators and ship them to western Washington.

October 08, 2014 1:25 pmLoading…

Citizens get to name wolf packs they discover

SPOKANE, Wash. — While they view predators from widely different viewpoints, Steve Gilbertson, a hiker, Ross Hurd, a rancher, and Bob Jensen, a hunter, are among Washington’s most distinguished wolf watchers.

October 05, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Study: Helping sage grouse also aids mule deer

Study: Helping sage grouse also aids mule deer

JACKSON, Wyo. — Efforts to protect sage grouse in northwest Wyoming also benefit mule deer that migrate through areas of sagebrush along the Upper Green River, according to new research.

October 03, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Swift fox chosen for conservation stamp

CASPER, Wyo. — Beginning Jan. 1, artists can begin sending submissions to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for the conservation stamp art contest.

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Photographers: Rut, obstacles caused moose death

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wildlife photographers say they aren't to blame for the death of a moose at a campground in Grand Teton National Park last week.

October 02, 2014 11:40 amLoading…

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