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Federal judge won't give Wyoming control of wolves

Federal judge won't give Wyoming control of wolves

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.

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State delays decision on wolf management stamp after hunters protest

State delays decision on wolf management stamp after hunters protest

Montana wildlife officials have delayed a decision on a wolf management stamp after the proposal ran into resistance from hunters.

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Activists shadow hunters outside Yellowstone as Montana wolf hunt begins

Activists shadow hunters outside Yellowstone as Montana wolf hunt begins

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.

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Wolf hunting licenses go on sale Monday

Montana’s wolf hunting licenses go on sale Monday for the 2014-15 hunting season.

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Livestock depredation by wolves declined in 2013

Livestock depredation by wolves declined in 2013

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.

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Wolf quota reached outside Yellowstone, 4 shot

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.

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Couple recounts wild elk hunting story

Couple recounts wild elk hunting story

In a matter of seconds, Charley and Alina Waples’ emotions had rocketed from elated to scared — two heart-racing extremes.

December 05, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Rewriting the rules on wolf hunting, trapping

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.

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Missoula County Sheriff's Office: Shooting of dog near Lolo Pass wasn't criminal, investigation closed

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.

November 18, 2013 12:58 pm Photos

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FWP: Wolf hunter who shot dog violated ethical, safety tenets

FWP: Wolf hunter who shot dog violated ethical, safety tenets

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.

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Second Wyoming wolf hunt area closes after quota is reached

The quota in another Wyoming wolf area has been met and will be closed for the remainder of the season.

October 09, 2013 12:39 pmLoading…

Wyoming wolf hunters must check each day to see if quota has been filled

Wolf hunting seasons in Wyoming began Tuesday and end Dec. 31, except for Hunt Area 12 south of Jackson, which opens Oct. 15.

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Archery wolf hunt closes on Friday in WMU 313

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.

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Panel considers changes to Montana wolf hunting

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.

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Gazette opinion: Time to strike a better balance on wolves

Gazette opinion: Time to strike a better balance on wolves

Wildlife management is a constant balancing act. Nowhere is that balance more difficult and more closely scrutinized than in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem.

July 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Wolf hunting comment deadline extended

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.

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Longer wolf season, bigger bag limit being considered

MISSOULA — A proposal to liberalize the state’s wolf hunting season is generating both hurrahs and howls in the Bitterroot Valley.

May 27, 2013 10:22 pmLoading…

Proposed Wyoming wolf quotas attract little public comment

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.

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Wolf hunt proposal draws mixed response in Bitterroot Valley

Wolf hunt proposal draws mixed response in Bitterroot Valley

A proposal to liberalize the state’s wolf hunting season is generating hurrahs and howls in the Bitterroot Valley.

May 23, 2013 11:15 am Photos

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Group asks feds to ban wolf hunting between Wyoming parks

Group asks feds to ban wolf hunting between Wyoming parks

CHEYENNE — A conservation group filed a petition on Wednesday asking the National Park Service to place an area between Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks off-limits to wolf hunting.

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