Wolves

Report: Record number of wolves in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — A record number of wolves are roaming the forests and fields of Oregon, 20 years after the species returned to the state. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reported Monday that the number of known wolves in Oregon at the end of 2018 was 137, a 10% increase over the previous year. There are likely even…

With shutdown over, Isle Royale wolf-moose study back on track

Wolves are being relocated to Isle Royale National Park on Lake Superior. (National Park Service)A 60-year-old study of wolves and moose at Isle Royale National Park is back on track after being derailed by the partial government shutdown, and enough private funding has been raised to ensure the work will go on even if federal agencies are idled again, officials…

Tips wanted in wolf shooting case

Weyauwega, Wis.  – Authorities are seeking the public’s help to determine who shot a timber wolf found near Weyauwega. State DNR conservation warden Kaitlin Kernosky and DNR law enforcement supervisor Ted Dremel responded to the scene Jan. 3 on U.S. Highway 10 just east of the State Highway 110/County Trunk X interchange. “I had initially gotten a call from the…

Study: Carnivores’ return helps Yellowstone streams

Widespread extermination of wolves, cougars early last century meant elk herds able to grow in size, eating away willow plants and other vegetation along park’s streams, causing erosion damage. But in recent years, resurgent populations of wolves and cougars have restored the park’s natural balance by knocking back elk numbers and changing the herds’ behaviors.

Colorado county opposes reintroduction of wolves

The Mesa County (Colo.) Commission has urged the federal government in a resolution to follow the recommendations of the Colorado Wildlife Commission, which opposes reintroduction of the gray wolf to Colorado, according to a recent story in The Daily Sentinel. “These animals are killers,” Commissioner Scott McInnis said in the story. “They have no place in this state.” According to the story,…