Against the odds, first wolves came home to Glacier National Park 50 years ago We were hiking a trail in Glacier National Park and there it was – a wolf, staring back at us. The encounter lasted 15 seconds, maybe even less, as the wolf turned and disappeared into the brush like a shadow. That’s… Read More »
Scientists Find Flaws In Plan To Lift US Wolf Protections BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – 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. The five-member scientific panel’s conclusions were detailed in… Read More »
National Parks Study Wolf Deaths As Agency Plans Delisting Endangered Species Federal wildlife managers are gearing up to remove gray wolves from the Endangered Species List. But some environmentalists say the species isn’t ready and that the government is basing its decision on outdated science. A group of biologists in four western national parks are… Read More »
Wolves and elk: ‘It’s complicated’ Wolves snare the lion’s share of blame among those who contend predators have dramatically affected elk and deer populations in the region and altered the ungulates’ distribution. The reality is likely more complex, according to research studies that suggest a dearth of “early successional habitat” in forests can play a… Read More »
The title isn’t exactly good English, but that’s not our fault… Montana could study of economic costs, benefits of wolves, grizzlies, under bill Legislation advocating a study on the economic value and costs of grizzly bears and wolves in Montana met opposition Thursday. Senate Joint Resolution 7, sponsored by Sen. Mike Phillips, D-Bozeman, would support… Read More »
Biologist does some wolf Mythbusting Wolves live in family groups. They don’t think twice about traveling long distances. They’re territorial. They make a lot of noise. And some have no qualms about capturing and killing their foes. In other words, they’re a lot like humans.
Biologist Diane Boyd does some wolf mythbusting Diane Boyd, large carnivore specialist for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (and NFPA member), gave a well-received talk last week . . . Wolves live in family groups. They don’t think twice about traveling long distances. They’re territorial. They make a lot of noise. And some have no… Read More »
U.S. Moves to Lift Remaining Gray Wolf Protections – Flathead Beacon BILLINGS – Gray wolves in the U.S. would be stripped of federal protection and subject to hunting and trapping in more states under a proposal released Thursday that declares the predators recovered following a decades-long restoration effort. The U.S.
Montana on Pace for Record Wolf Hunt – Flathead Beacon With only a few days remaining before the end of Montana’s general wolf-hunting season on March 15, a record 315 wolves have been harvested across the state, with the bulk of them taken before cold temperatures and heavy snows made hunting and trapping conditions more… Read More »
U.S. Plans End To Wolf Protections; Critics Say It’s Premature BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – 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. The proposal would give… Read More »