CASPER, Wyo. — Independent gubernatorial candidate Don Wills called on Republican Gov. Matt Mead, one of his opponents on Nov. 4, to allow Wyoming’s 2014 trophy wolf hunt to proceed as originally planned, in defiance of a federal judge’s order that returned wolves to federal protection.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge on Tuesday denied requests from the state of Wyoming, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service and pro-hunting groups to change last week’s decision that reinstated federal protections for wolves in the state.
Montana wildlife officials have delayed a decision on a wolf management stamp after the proposal ran into resistance from hunters.
Montana’s six-month general hunting season for gray wolves began Monday as outside activists sought to highlight the killing of wolves that leave Yellowstone National Park.
Montana’s wolf hunting licenses go on sale Monday for the 2014-15 hunting season.
One year doesn’t make a trend, but as Montana hunters and trappers have increased their wolf harvest, claims for livestock depredation reimbursement fell in 2013.
Montana's gray wolf season around the town of Gardiner ends 30 minutes after sunset Thursday after hunters filled a four-wolf quota in the area near Yellowstone National Park.
In a matter of seconds, Charley and Alina Waples’ emotions had rocketed from elated to scared — two heart-racing extremes.
Through Dec. 20, Montanans can weigh in on proposed rule changes that will give landowners more latitude in killing a wolf that threatens their livestock or their pet — and doing so without a hunting license.
Missoula County Sheriff's Office: Shooting of dog near Lolo Pass wasn't criminal, investigation closed
MISSOULA — Missoula County Sheriff’s Office has ended its investigation of a dog killed by a hunter who allegedly believed it was a wolf on Sunday, and passed the matter on to state and federal wildlife managers.
MISSOULA — Missoula County sheriff's officers will lead the investigation into who shot and killed a Missoula man’s dog while he was cross-country skiing in the Lee Creek area on Sunday.
The quota in another Wyoming wolf area has been met and will be closed for the remainder of the season.
Wolf hunting seasons in Wyoming began Tuesday and end Dec. 31, except for Hunt Area 12 south of Jackson, which opens Oct. 15.
The hunting of all wolves during the archery only season in Montana Wolf Management Unit 313, which include portions of Park County, will close on Friday one half-hour after sunset.
HELENA — Montana wildlife commissioners on Wednesday consider more liberal hunting and trapping rules for gray wolves as part of an effort to drive down their population.
Wildlife management is a constant balancing act. Nowhere is that balance more difficult and more closely scrutinized than in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has extended the comment period for the proposed 2013-14 wolf season until Wednesday at 5 p.m. because its website has been down due to technical difficulties since midday on Sunday.
MISSOULA — A proposal to liberalize the state’s wolf hunting season is generating both hurrahs and howls in the Bitterroot Valley.
SHERIDAN, Wyo. — A proposed plan to cut the Wyoming wolf-hunting quota in half has generated little public comment during the first several statewide meetings.
A proposal to liberalize the state’s wolf hunting season is generating hurrahs and howls in the Bitterroot Valley.