PHOENIX – Genetic tests of scat (feces) collected from a free-roaming canid north of Grand Canyon National Park on the North Kaibab National Forest have confirmed that the animal, first detected in early October, is a female Rocky Mountain gray wolf. The confirmation clarifies that this gray wolf is fully protected under the Endangered Species Act. Since early October, a collared, wolf-like canid was repeatedly observed and photographed on the Kaibab Plateau just north of Grand Canyon National Park. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and National Park Service wildlife officials were unsuccessful in detecting a radio signal from an apparently inoperable radio telemetry collar.On November 2, Fish and Wildlife Service biologists collected scat to obtain…
Around 15,000 people applied for 3,800 available licenses this year. Based on earlier hunter surveys, 85 percent of successful hunters during that early season say they were deer hunting when they encountered a wolf and shot it. The late-season wolf hunt occurs after the firearms deer season, meaning hunters have to specifically target wolves.
In 2012, 300 problem wolves were killed by officials. Interest in wolf hunt Meanwhile, interest in hunting or trapping wolves remains strong. Based on earlier hunter surveys, 85 percent of successful hunters during that early season say they were deer hunting when they encountered a wolf and shot it. The late-season wolf hunt occurs after the firearms deer season, meaning hunters have to specifically target wolves.
The course is taught by experienced trappers, trained and certified to provide students with both classroom study and interactive, hands-on training. The course covers a wide variety of topics including wolf biology, wolf behavior and management, wolf trapping techniques, proper care of a hide for maximum value and harvest reporting requirements. Course instructors and assisting Fish and Game staff have expertise in furbearer management, trapping laws and ethics, responsible trapping, proper equipment and trapping techniques.
The man then heard a noise in the brush, yelled to see if it was his hunting partner and got no response. A black wolf appeared within 15-20 yards and approached him. The man shot at the wolf. He told officers he believed he hit it, but the wolfÃ¢â‚¬Æ’Ã¢â‚¬Æ’ ran off.
If it is a gray wolf, it could have traveled up to a thousand miles. But the animal may also be a wolf-dog hybrid, said authorities. The most recent ones, taken by Game and Fish, offered more detailed looks at the collar that showed a brass plate that seemingly wouldn’t be on a dog collar, DeVos said.
Ranchers are furious that the state backed off in September without killing more of northeast Washington’s Huckleberry wolf pack. The state contracted with a federal government hunter to shoot up to four younger wolves. How much did this rancher and should others do proactively to avoid potential conflict?
Wisconsin’s third annual wolf hunt opens Wednesday, but the 2014-15 harvest quota is only about 60 percent of what it was last year…Department of Natural Resources carnivore specialist David MacFarland said Zones 3 and 6 are the areas of concentration for the DNR. “Those areas have a lower quality of wolf habitat, more agriculture and a larger human population…