STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT The howl of wolves and ranchers
Earlier this winter I learned that a federal judge had restored endangered species protection to gray wolves in Minnesota. I immediately began cranking out an online story for Agweek.Once the story wa... Posted on 1/23/15 at 12:14 PM
BILLINGS, Mont. — Montana officials are seeking federal approval to kill 186 endangered gray wolves in a special “conservation hunt,” while neighboring Idaho wants permission to kill up to 50 of the predators that officials say are eating too many elk.
EAGAN, Minn. — There is a growing suspicion by rural residents that “pro-wolf” advocates are releasing wolves to supplement and extend the presence and future growth of wolf packs in the lower 48 states. One wolf was killed in Ohio recently, a small pack was killed in Indiana, and a wolf was photographed by a trail camera in Illinois.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Government agencies are seeking broad new authority to ramp up killings and removals of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes, despite two recent court actions that restored the animal’s endangered status in every state except Alaska and Minnesota.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Tens of thousands of gray wolves would be returned to the woods of New England, the mountains of California, the wide open Great Plains and the desert West under a scientific petition filed Tuesday with the federal government.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Conservation groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop federal wildlife agents from carrying out a state order to destroy a pair of wolves that are blamed for killing cattle in northeastern Oregon.
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