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.
The debate is only the latest in the ever-changing history of wolf management in Wisconsin, and it comes as Wisconsinites are divided on wolf issues.
One-page bill would remove federal protection from gray wolves in the Great Lakes region of the U.S., allowing states there to set their own wolf policies, including allowing for hunts.
Officials plan to relocate a total of 20 to 30 wolves from Canada, Michigan and Minnesota to the park over several years, including the animals that have already been taken there. Wolves prey on moose that can damage the island’s vegetation.
The study found that wolves accounted for 32% of adult female elk deaths and 28% of elk calf deaths, while cougars accounted for 35% of adult female elk deaths and 45% of elk calf deaths.
But as they continue to take a bite out of their food source at the Great Lakes national park, growth of herd expected to at least slow in the coming year. Wolf relocation effort also could help curb numbers.
And Gov. Tim Walz says he supports legislation to ban the recreational hunting of wolves in Minnesota if the federal government succeeds in removing them from the threatened list.
Disease – including distemper, mange and the parvo virus – and packs moving out of the park blamed for the decline; numbers across Wyoming also down.
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…
And for the first time the state documented a pack living west of the Cascade Range.
The volunteers are among almost 150 citizen scientists across Wisconsin who help the state DNR determine the number, distribution and territories of wolves.
Officials have designated the area as a new area of known wolf activity. As of early 2018, there were at least 124 wolves in the state.
The latest arrivals join eight existing wolves.
The female wolf crossed over an ice bridge formed by the recent polar vortex en route to an area close to Grand Portage, where she was translocated from in early October 2018.
According to estimates, Washington has a minimum of 122 wolves. But a researcher says it’s possible the population of wolves is closer to 200 animals. And state wolf managers say Washington’s wolf population has grown, on average, 30 percent per year.
(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 said. Scientists and support personnel were rushing to salvage what usually is…
The device is the same as those commonly seen at used car lots and is powered by a generator that blows air into the balloon so it jumps and wiggles in the air.
The announcement came after months of negotiations to update rules on how and when wolves can be killed as their numbers increase and they spread farther west and south after re-entering northeastern Oregon from Idaho more than a decade ago.
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…
The Voyageurs Wolf Project recently posted a video on its Facebook page, saying “Watch the first ever video footage of wolves hunting freshwater fish (to our knowledge)” at Voyageurs National Park.
Wolf advocates say the site-specific plans will prioritize and make the best use of non-lethal tools, while ranchers hope the proposal gives them a quicker and clearer path to dealing with problem wolves.