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Stevens County ranchers move sheep after wolves kill 24

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…the Dashiells once it was clear wolves were attacking the flock, said Donny Martorello, carnivore section manager for Fish and Wildlife. When wolves start preying on domestic sheep, losses can add up quickly, Martorello said Monday. “The alarm bells went off for us,” he said, and the agency worked with the rancher daily on preventing more attacks. Now that the Dashiells have removed the sheep, the state will re-evaluate what to do next, Martorello said. “We’re certainly…

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Idaho Fish and Game wants to hear about your wolf sightings

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F wildlife manager Craig White said. “Where the wolf or wolves were seen, their behavior, size, coat color and any other details.” The easiest way to report sightings is online by going here. F says the user-friendly, step-by-step form takes only a few minutes to complete. Forms are relayed to area biologists who, in some cases, may contact the observer for more details. “Many of the reports will be valuable in confirming documented wolf activity,” White said.

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Lethal force authorized for wolves preying on Stevens County sheep

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…wolf pack that’s acquired a taste for sheep could get a taste of lethal force. A rancher and state wildlife officials herding 1,800 sheep away from the site of recent wolf attacks in southern Stevens County received the OK Wednesday to shoot wolves that approach the flock. Gray wolves are protected by state endangered species laws except in cases where they threaten people or livestock. The Huckleberry Pack has continued to kill sheep this week despite four guard dogs, a…

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Wolf hunt on table when state Senate reconvenes

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…wolf hunting,” Fritz said. Lawmakers “have an opportunity to restore respect for the democratic process by rejecting an initiative put forth by the pro-wolf-hunting group Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management.” This is the second effort by Keep Michigan Wolves Protected to end the hunt through a voter referendum. In 2013, the group succeeded in putting the issue on the ballot, but the Legislature passed a law circumventing it and authorizing the first wolf hunt last year….

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Proposal gives Mexican Gray Wolves wider range

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…imperil them.” Fish and Wildlife also released a draft environmental impact statement on its proposed revisions of the rules for managing the Mexican wolf population — which Robinson placed at about 83 wolves, including five breeding pairs. In 1998, Mexican wolves were released to the wild for the first time in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area, which covers part of New Mexico and Arizona. The public has 60 days to comment on the proposed rules and DEIS, and two public…

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