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Lookout wolves: Wildlife officials say pack is up to five members

Lookout wolves: Wildlife officials say pack is up to five members

By Ann McCreary
Wildlife officials have confirmed that five gray wolves, believed to be a breeding pair and their offspring, are living in the Lookout Pack territory in the mountains southwest of Twisp. “As of late December …
Sharp divisions remain in debate over removing wolves from federal protection

Sharp divisions remain in debate over removing wolves from federal protection

By Ann McCreary
Local politicians and conservationists have weighed in on opposites sides of the debate over a proposal to remove gray wolves from protection under the Federal Endangered Species Act. As home to the Lookout Pack …

Commenting period extended for proposed wolf management rules

By Ann McCreary
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has extended the public comment period on its proposal to remove nearly all gray wolves in the nation from the endangered species list.

WDFW adopts new wolf-management rules

Farmers and pet owners in the eastern third of Washington will be allowed to shoot a wolf caught in the act of attacking livestock or pets under a new rule approved by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. The commission amended several state wildlife interaction rules, including those addressing conflicts between wolves and livestock, during...
Hunter kills gray wolf in Pasayten Wilderness area

Hunter kills gray wolf in Pasayten Wilderness area

By Ann McCreary
A deer hunter shot and killed an endangered gray wolf north of Harts Pass last month, according to state and federal wildlife officials who are investigating the incident.
Three wolf pups born to Lookout pair

Three wolf pups born to Lookout pair

State wildlife officials have confirmed that three pups were born in the spring to a pair of wolves that have been monitored during the past two years in the Lookout Pack territory. “We’re pretty sure there are at least three pups. We saw them on two or three different occasions,” said Scott Becker, wolf biologist...
Conservation groups will work with WDFW on state’s wolf plan

Conservation groups will work with WDFW on state’s wolf plan

By Ann McCreary
A petition asking that some provisions of Washington’s Wolf plan be made legally binding has been withdrawn by the coalition of conservation groups that filed it.
Conservation groups seek stronger wolf protections

Conservation groups seek stronger wolf protections

By Ann McCreary
A coalition of conservation organizations is advocating amending some provisions of Washington’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan to make them legally binding.
Dogs caught in wolf traps set on Forest Service land

Dogs caught in wolf traps set on Forest Service land

By Ann McCreary
Two dogs in the Poorman Creek area were inadvertently caught last week in leg hold traps set for wolves, until the owner of one of the dogs found them and set them free.
Will federal delisting impact state’s wolves?

Will federal delisting impact state’s wolves?

WDFW says no, but conservationists concerned An image from a video taken in May of a female wolf in the Lookout Pack territory shows teats that appear to be filled with milk, indicating she has given birth. Photo courtesy of WDFW   BY ANN McCREARY Removing gray wolves from federal endangered species protection – as...