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New wild wolf sighted north of California border

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John Stephenson, a wolf biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said fresh wolf tracks were also confirmed in the area where the photo was taken.

“The fact it’s been there for three to four weeks suggests it’s a resident in the area, but we don’t know that for sure,” Stephenson said. “It’s possible it’s still on the move.”

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Gray wolf travels more than 500 miles, shot in Utah

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…of a gray wolf in Utah since gray wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park and Idaho in the 1990s. Robinson raised doubts that the gray wolf could easily be mistaken for a coyote. “Wolves are quite a bit bigger than coyotes,” Robinson told the Times. “Even a small wolf like this is twice as big as your average coyote.” Robinson added that a Utah state program that pays out $50 bounties to hunters for killing coyotes _ in order to keep down the predator…

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Game Commission to study coyotes’ impact on fawns

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The study calls for capturing does this winter to implant transmitters that will signal when fawns are born. The chances of fawns being preyed upon shrink with each passing day as fawns grow older and are more capable of fleeing from predators. As a hunter, Hough said he understands the public’s interest in predators and the importance of tracking predator impacts on fawns.

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The Idaho Statesman Rocky Barker column, Grizzly bears in Idaho

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A Fremont County jury convicted a local hunter for shooting a grizzly, even though he said the bear charged him. The grizzly petition comes nearly 20 years after wolves were reintroduced at Corn Creek in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. The polarized sides — wolf lovers and wolf haters — have dominated the discussion. Grizzly bears may well return to central Idaho, if they haven’t already.

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