Wildlife advocates argue the state-sponsored hunts including in Wisconsin, Idaho and Montana could quickly reverse the gray wolf's recovery over the past several decades in large areas of the West and Midwest.
Twenty-one U.S. senators led by New Jersey's Cory Booker and Michigan's Gary Peters asked Interior Sec. Deb Haaland to shield wolves from being killed for 240 days while permanent protections are considered.
Gray wolves in the West could go back under federal Endangered Species Act protection due to the risk of “potential increases in human-caused mortality,” the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Wednesday.
Both states’ management of wolves was under federal oversight for five years after wolves were delisted about a decade ago.
Two men each illegally shot a gray wolf on private property from a helicopter in the Big Hole Valley near Wisdom in March.
Wildlife advocates on Thursday asked a federal court to overturn a U.S. government decision that stripped Endangered Species Act protections for wolves across most of the nation.
Just like humans, it is easier for wolves to survive when they all work together.
Wildlife advocates and environmental groups have announced that they are challenging the removal of federal protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S.
The 2020 election offers an opportunity to jumpstart the wolf's expansion southward into the heart of the Rocky Mountains. A Colorado ballot initiative would reintroduce wolves on the state's Western Slope.
Trump administration officials on Thursday stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U.S.
Their riverside picnic quickly turned into a strange encounter. After jumping the log, the wolf paced from side to side, slowly edging closer. “It was almost like he was trying to push by us” to reach the children.
Wildlife activists want Colorado voters to decide next year if the endangered gray wolf should be reintroduced in the state decades after it was hunted to near-extinction.
Scientists tasked with reviewing government plans to lift protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S. said in a report released Friday that the proposal has numerous factual errors and other problems.
A proposal to strip gray wolves of their remaining federal protections could curtail their rapid expansion across vast swaths of the U.S. West and Great Lakes, yet the predators already are proving to be resilient in states where hunting and trapping occur.
Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s plan to delist gray wolves throughout the Lower 48 states won’t change much in Montana, where they’ve been under state management for eight years.
U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, re-igniting the legal battle over a predator that's running into conflicts with farmers and ranchers as its numbers rebound in some regions.
HELENA — Wildlife officials say a hunter shot a 70-pound female wolf Jan. 7 on the plains of northeastern Montana, more than 300 miles away from the Rocky Mountain Front where wolves are usually found.
Galvanized by court rulings protecting grizzly bears and gray wolves, Congressional Republicans on Wednesday pushed sweeping changes to the Endangered Species Act despite strong objections from Democrats and wildlife advocates who called the effort a "wildlife extinction package."