NFNews fan Ramona Coyote saw our earlier post about Death and Life in the North Fork and thought that our readers would also enjoy this article by Aaron Teasdale in the Sierra Club website about wolves and Kintla Lake in Glacier National Park. It begins… THE WOLVES APPEARED LIKE PHANTOMS, five of them spiriting across the frozen lake to a thrust… Read More »
The Flathead Beacon reports that the Montana Livestock Loss Board has made record payments this year for depredations caused by wolves and grizzly bears. The Great Falls Tribune reports that as of Monday, the state has paid more than $146,700 for the deaths of 133 head of livestock. Up until now, the most expensive year was 2009,… Read More »
The Hungry Horse News reports that Kent Laudon, one of the top wolf biologists in the northern Rocky Mountains, left his position in Kalispell last spring for Alpine, Arizona, where he is leading wolf-recovery efforts in Arizona and New Mexico. Read the full story here.
We reported this story earlier, but it doesn’t hurt to say it again… The Flathead Beacon reports that the hunting and trapping of all wolves in the North Fork Flathead River drainage west of Glacier National Park has ended, wildlife officials announced late last week. Two wolves were reported killed in Montana Wolf Management Unit 110, which includes… Read More »
Dawn Olson Jacobson writes in the North Fork Classifieds… Heads up around Moose Creek road wolves are on the prowl if you have dogs keep them home n not wandering as the wolves will get them. The last few nights we have heard them howling and running near our place.
The Daily Inter Lake reports that with gray wolves recovered in Northwest Montana, the state wildlife agency’s role has been moving from species monitoring to management, including hunting. One of the biggest elements of that change is the departure of Kent Laudon, the region’s top wolf expert who retired Friday after a decade spent trapping, tracking… Read More »
Montana’s verified wolf population declined by 73, 12 percent, last year while livestock depredations by wolves continued to decline, dropping about 46 percent from 2013. The minimum number of wolves counted by FWP at the end of 2014 was 554 compared to a minimum of 627 wolves counted at the end of 2013 according to… Read More »
The Flathead Beacon reports that Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say they are investigating a Missoula man’s anti-wolf claim that he purposefully ran down a pair of wolves near the Idaho-Montana border. The Great Falls Tribune reports that Toby Bridges posted on Facebook last week bragging that he killed two wolves in his wife’s van. Capt. Joseph Jaquith… Read More »
The Flathead Beacon reports that more than 100 people spoke in a three-hour statewide video conference on Montana wildlife officials’ plan to create a wolf management stamp. The $20 stamps would be considered donations by non-hunters that would help fund management of the animals. Read the full story here.
The Flathead Beacon reports that Kent Laudon, a wolf management specialist for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, which assumed wolf management from the federal government three years ago, recently recovered a radio collar that had been affixed to a 2-year-old male gray wolf more than 15 years ago. The collar was lying on the ground in a remote… Read More »