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WOLVES

Cows may graze in wolf area

June 10, 2009 Cattlemen must take measures to limit conflict By Joyce Campbell Cattle and wolves are home on the range together in Okanogan County where ranchers and federal agencies have agreed to new conservation measures to reduce risks to livestock without adversely affecting the wolves. Ranchers have turned out cattle on Forest Service grazing...

Report inconclusive; rancher said he saw wolves near dead cow

June 3, 2009 By Joyce Campbell While a government report has found no conclusive evidence that wolves were involved in the death of a Methow Valley cow last month, the rancher who owned the animal is certain that his new canine neighbors are responsible. Preliminary results of an investigation into the cause of the cow’s...

Proof of suspected wolf kill may elude investigators

May 29, 2009 Canine tracks found near scene, but cow carcass was too old to determine actual cause of death By Joyce Campbell Federal and state wildlife officials say that while gray wolves may have been involved in the death of a cow near Twisp last week, proof will be difficult to obtain. “By the...

Lookout pack’s alpha female wolf appears pregnant

April 15, 2009 WDFW says most people support natural return of wolves to state By Joyce Campbell Three members of Washington’s wild gray wolf pack were observed last week, including the alpha female who “looked to be very pregnant.” “We saw two collared wolves and one of last year’s pups. They all looked healthy,” said...

Wolf case could take months to process

April 8, 2009 By Joyce Campbell The investigation into the alleged illegal killing of two gray wolves near the town of Twisp is continuing and no charges have been filed in the case. One Twisp man has admitted to killing a wolf and having his wife attempt to ship the pelt to Canada, according to...

Feds looking at three Twisp locals in wolf kill incident

April 1, 2009 By Joyce Campbell Federal and state agents are continuing an investigation of three members of a prominent Methow Valley family regarding the death of one of the pups from Washington state’s only wild gray wolf pack. Tom White, of Twisp, admitted killing a wolf, and reportedly told agents that his wife, Erin,...

Federal gray wolf de-listing does not affect Methow pack

March 11, 2009 By Joyce Campbell Wolves in the Methow Valley remain under the full protection of the national Endangered Species Act while gray wolves in several Rocky Mountain and Great Lakes states will soon be managed and protected by state wildlife agencies. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar affirmed an earlier decision by the...

Feds decrease ESA coverage for wolves

Jan. 21, 2009 Canis lupus still protected by state law, ESA in Methow and west By Joyce Campbell The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced its decision to remove gray wolves from the federal endangered species list in the eastern one-third of Washington and Oregon, all of Montana and Idaho, a small part of...

Lookout Pack observed moving about its territory

Dec. 2008 By Joyce Campbell John Rohrer has been searching for five months for the gray wolf pack known as the Lookout Pack. He heard them before he saw them. “They saw me first,” he said. “They barked at me.” Around midday on Thursday (Nov. 11), Rohrer, a Methow Valley Ranger District biologist, was searching...

Lookout Pack returns to lower elevations

Nov. 12, 2008 By Joyce Campbell After a summer roaming the high ridges of the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness, the state’s first confirmed pack of wolves in 70 years has returned to their rendezvous territory in the Lookout Mountain area of the Methow Valley. Forest Service and state wildlife biologists have been tracking the Lookout Pack...