Plan update may not be complete until next year; some wonder why.
Backers said changes to Idaho law could help cut the wolf population from about 1,500 to 150, alleviating wolf attacks on cattle, sheep and wildlife.
“This revelation provides insight into how unique predation behaviors start, are learned, and persist in wolf populations.”
The public comment period will be open April 15 to May 15.
While recent delisting has prompted some changes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services remains first point of contact for reporting wolf conflict incidents.
Wolf hunting policies in some states are taking an aggressive turn, as Republican lawmakers and conservative hunting groups push to curb their numbers and propose tactics shunned by many wildlife managers.
Gray wolves were eradicated in California early in the last century because of their perceived threat to livestock.
Harvest exceeds wolf target by nearly 100 animals – and in less than three days after season shut down early.
As of this report, 82 wolves have been harvested, according to DNR numbers.
Hunting and trapping closures effective at 10 a.m. Feb. 24.
Season will now continue as planned Feb. 22-28.
(Photo courtesy of Wisconsin DNR)MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin DNR announced Monday that a wolf harvest season will take place Feb. 22-28. All hunters and trappers interested in obtaining a wolf harvest permit or preference point must apply beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. The application period will close at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. Customers may apply through…
It’s spread across six hunting and trapping zones for a Feb. 22-28 season.
A Jefferson County judge ordered the state DNR to start the hunt now. That means the DNR will have to rush to establish quotas and issue permits before the season window closes at the end of February.
If the wolves are able to start a new family, it will be only the third known pack spotted in Northern California since the species went extinct there in 1924.
Hunter Nation claims DNR broke State Act 169 by not setting season.
Since 1959, a research team has spent most of the winter observing the interplay between wolves and moose at Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior. But this year’s mission has been scrapped to protect the scientists and support personnel from possible exposure to the virus.
Whether the idea holds that wolves can limit CWD in the West, they won’t be stocked to do the job here.
State conservation groups asking hunters/trappers to ask legislators to support wolf season now.
Under Wisconsin law, when the wolf is delisted, the state’s annual hunting and trapping seasons shall resume.
The pack was responsible for four dead and 19 injured head of cattle since May.
The latest biennial survey conducted this winter estimated the predator species’ population at 695, divided among 143 packs.
The committee is one of several ways the DNR will work with the public in updating the plan.
Parks and wildlife officials confirmed a sighting of six wolves in January about 2 miles from the site of the elk carcass.
BOISE, Idaho — Idaho’s top wildlife official on Tuesday requested authorization from state lawmakers to spend $408,000 to count wolves. Idaho Department of Fish and Game Director Ed Schriever told the Legislature’s budget-setting committee that the expense would become part of the agency’s annual budget to keep a running tally of the number of wolves in the state. Idaho stopped…
Hunters provided a video shot in October of two wolves shown near the Wyoming and Utah borders, officials said. It was the first time in a few years multiple wolves were seen traveling together in Colorado.