Wolves http://kufm.org en Only five additional wolf kills recorded despite liberalized season http://kufm.org/post/only-five-additional-wolf-kills-recorded-despite-liberalized-season <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The final numbers for this wolf hunting season look to be very close to those from last year. The six-month season ended this past Saturday. Hunters and trappers killed a total of 230 wolves, compared with 225 last season.</span></p><p>The very similar numbers come despite more aggressive hunting rules from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks.</p><p>It’s the second year trappers have been added to the state’s strategy to reign in wolf numbers--and trapping numbers actually dropped, from 97 down to 86.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:28:26 +0000 Dan Boyce 16332 at http://kufm.org Only five additional wolf kills recorded despite liberalized season Wolf debate part of the “culture war” http://kufm.org/post/wolf-debate-part-culture-war <p>Growing up in Montana, Nathan Rott knew wolves were controversial.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:01:35 +0000 Sally Mauk 14592 at http://kufm.org Wolf debate part of the “culture war” Bryce Andrews http://kufm.org/post/bryce-andrews <p>01/28/2014 -<span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"> </span></font></span></font></span>An earnest, Seattle-raised youth takes a job as a Montana ranch hand, tending cattle in wolf country. Bryce Andrews's new book describes with full honesty the hard work and hard choices on "the ragged edge of the West."&nbsp; <a href="http://www.homegroundradio.org/" target="_blank">Homeground Radio</a>,</p><p></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:25:23 +0000 mtpr.org 13975 at http://kufm.org Bryce Andrews Are wolf populations in Yellowstone leveling out? http://kufm.org/post/are-wolf-populations-yellowstone-leveling-out <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new report shows a declining population of wolves in Yellowstone National Park, but a lead author describes it as a result of the predators coming into balance with their environment.</span></p><p>“The number of wolves are here that can be supported by prey,” said Doug Smith, Yellowstone Senior Wildlife Biologist and leader of the Yellowstone Wolf Project.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:06:00 +0000 Dan Boyce 13928 at http://kufm.org Are wolf populations in Yellowstone leveling out? Conservation attorney says state of Idaho should leave wolves in popular wilderness alone http://kufm.org/post/conservation-attorney-says-state-idaho-should-leave-wolves-popular-wilderness-alone-0 <p>Tonight, we have part two in our series on whether a state should have the right to hire a professional to kill wolves in a federally designated wilderness area.</p><p></p><p>Three conservation groups - Defenders of Wildlife, Western Watersheds Project and Wilderness Watch - think not.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:02:23 +0000 Sally Mauk 13494 at http://kufm.org Conservation attorney says state of Idaho should leave wolves in popular wilderness alone Idaho officials want to eliminate two wolf packs in a popular wilderness area http://kufm.org/post/idaho-officials-want-eliminate-two-wolf-packs-popular-wilderness-area <p> Should a state have the right to hire a professional to kill wolves in a federally designated wilderness area, to enhance the area's elk population for recreational hunters?&nbsp;</p><p>As we reported yesterday, some conservation groups think not, and are suing federal and Idaho state officials over Idaho's plan to track and kill wolves from two packs in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness in central Idaho.</p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:30:25 +0000 Sally Mauk 13451 at http://kufm.org Idaho officials want to eliminate two wolf packs in a popular wilderness area Wolves in a federal wilderness: should they be left alone or managed? http://kufm.org/post/wolves-federal-wilderness-should-they-be-left-alone-or-managed <p> Some conservation groups are suing federal and Idaho state officials over Idaho's plan to track and kill wolves from two packs in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness in central Idaho.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The lawsuit, filed by Defenders of Wildlife, Western Watersheds Project and Wilderness Watch on Monday, asks the judge to stop the extermination immediately to give the case time to work through the courts. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:47:27 +0000 Sally Mauk 13403 at http://kufm.org Wolves in a federal wilderness: should they be left alone or managed?