Idaho Senate OKs Plan To Kill Wolves

On Wednesday, the Idaho Senate approved legislation allowing the state to hire private contractors to kill up to 90% of the wolves in the state. The bill was approved on a 26-7 vote includes additional changes intended to cut the wolf population from about 1,500 to 150. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game reported […]

WPC Farm Hall Moves On-Line

Like many other events in 2020, the Washington Policy Center’s Farm Hall is moving on-line during the pandemic. The WPC’s Pam Lewison said typically they hold three farm halls, sprinkled across Washington. But, because of COVID-19, everything will move into the virtual world. While it’s disappointing to not meet face to face, Lewison said the […]

WDFW: Wolf Population Continues To Grow

Washington’s wolf population continues to increase. According to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the 2019 wolf count shows a population at the highest levels since the 1930’s, the last time wolves could be hunted in the state. As of December 31st, 108 wolves, in 21 packs call the state home. In addition the […]

Idaho Estimated Wolf Population At 1,000

The director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game says there are an estimated 1,000 wolves in the Gem State.  Ed Schriever told the House Resources and Conservation Committee last week that the estimate is the first wolf population estimate in Idaho since 2015.  Schriever said the wolf population peaked early in the summer […]

Trail Cameras Put Wolves Near Oregon’s Warm Spring Reservation

Experts say trail cameras have captured new images of the only wolves known to live in Oregon’s northern Cascades.  According to the Oregonian, cameras, which are operated as part of a collaboration between Defenders of Wildlife and Cascadia Wild, caught pictures of the adult canids, believed to be the breeding pair of the White River […]

New Wolf Pack Found In Western Oregon

The state of Oregon announced last week the newest wolf pack is the state has at least four pups.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that a photo from a trail camera confirmed the pups’ existence in western Oregon. Their fur gray with cream-colored streaks, three of them were photographed walking on an unpaved road […]

ODFW Confirms First Wolf Depredation of 2019

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials have confirmed the first wolf depredation of 2019.  Investigators were called out to a ranch in Jackson County Tuesday, after an owner found an injured five month old calf on private pasture land.  ODFW said the injuries occurred to the 235 pound calf just hours earlier, and the […]