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WOLVES

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...

Locals have mixed feelings about Canis lupis

July 30, 2008 DNA tests show Methow Valley wolves came down from British Columbia population By Joyce Campbell DNA tests show that the two adult wolves captured, radio-collared and released in the Methow Valley on July 18 originated in northern British Columbia. “Definitely wolves,” said Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Scott Fitkin after...

Comedic interlude: Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?

July 30, 2008 Twispted Reality by Patrick Hannigan Nothing brings a family together like a night spent camping in nature. Conversely, nothing tears people apart like a pack of hungry wolves. Therein lies the wonderful conundrum of wilderness. Wilderness gives us a glimpse of our animal nature and offers us insight into the nature of...