Doug Smith leads efforts to monitor wolves in Yellowstone and has been with the program since wolf reintroduction in the mid-1990s. In this Q&A series, Doug answers a range of questions about the program's history, wolf behavior and the park's management goals.
A gray wolf rests in tall grass.
Montana's gray wolf population declined slightly for the first time in almost a decade in 2012, amid stepped-up efforts to curb the predator's numbers through increased hunting and trapping, state officials said Thursday.
CHEYENNE — The National Rifle Association and Safari Club International are blaming wolves for bringing down the quality of big-game hunting in northwestern Wyoming.
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LIVINGSTON - Whether gray wolf hunting and trapping should continue outside the gates of Yellowstone National Park is in the hands of a state judge, after Montana wildlife officials pressed Monday to reinstate a temporary ban.
CHEYENNE — A conservation group is calling on state and federal officials to create no-shooting zones around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks to reduce the killing of wolves.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A second coalition of environmental groups is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service claiming the federal agency violated the Endangered Species Act by ending protections for wolves in Wyoming this fall.
JACKSON — Wyoming residents are divided about the reintroduction of wolves to the state but strongly support wolf hunting, a poll shows.
JACKSON, Wyo. - A poll shows Wyoming residents are divided about the reintroduction of wolves to the state but strongly support wolf hunting.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Four of the five scientists who reviewed Wyoming's proposed wolf management plan said they believe it's likely to maintain a stable population in the state, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday.
CASPER — After years of debate, litigation and study, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has a management and hunting plan for the gray wolf.
BOISE, Idaho — Idaho wildlife officials have agreed to boost bag limits, expand trapping and extend hunting seasons in some areas to help further reduce wolf populations in all corners of the state.
CHEYENNE — Proposed regulations governing hunting of gray wolves will come before the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission at its April 25-26 meeting in Casper.
HELENA — The number of wolves in Montana increased by 15 percent to at least 653 animals despite the state's efforts to reduce the population with an extended hunting season, state wildlife officials said Wednesday.
ALAMOSA, Colo. -- Federal officials are considering using wolves to control the number of elk in Baca National Wildlife Refuge, a proposal that is drawing criticism from hunters and ranchers and support from environmentalists.
Wolf hunting restrictions in portions of Montana bordering Yellowstone National Park are protecting the park's animals from a repeat of a previous hunt when almost half the members of a well-known pack were killed, federal and state officials said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES — A lone gray wolf that authorities have been tracking for months in southern Oregon crossed the state line into northern Siskiyou County this week, becoming the first wolf known to be at large in California since 1924.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission is asking for public comments on the state’s revised wolf management plan. Public meetings have been scheduled throughout Wyoming to elicit responses from citizens.
SEATTLE — The wolves came within howling distance of the house, but were gone by the time Kim Jacobs found dead lambs on her family's eastern Oregon ranch that spring morning.