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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates sued federal officials Tuesday after the government missed a deadline to decide if protections for gray wolves should be restored across the northern U.S. Rocky Mountains, where Republican-led states have made it easier to kill the predators. The Biden administration said in a preliminary finding last September that protections…

By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Twenty of Yellowstone National Park’s renowned gray wolves roamed from the park and were shot by hunters in recent months — the most killed by hunting in a single season since the predators were reintroduced to the region more than 25 years ago, according to park…

Conservation groups are seeking a five-mile “buffer zone” around Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and national forests where the hunting of wolves would be forbidden. The organization Footloose Montana is enlisting the aid of other conservation groups for a new boundary in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. According to their website, Footloose Montana is “a grassroots organization” that…

The Biden Administration is upholding the Trump Administration’s delisting of wolves, which will have a definite impact on wildlife conservation in Wyoming. In late October 2020, the gray wolf was removed from the Endangered Species List. Without federal protections, management of wolf populations falls to state agencies like Wyoming Game and Fish. NPR reports that…

It’s a tale of two predators, as new research suggests Wyoming wolves have immense impacts on mountain lion populations, causing a 48% decline in 15 years. According to Smithsonian Magazine, a recent study in Wyoming shows a new and tragic dynamic between two large predators. Carnivore biologist Mark Elbroch has collected research that shows mountain…

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Two Montana men have been cited over illegally poaching two wolves from a helicopter in the Big Hole Valley. The Billings Gazette reports that Dalton Thomas Tamcke, 30, and Justin Samuel Peterson, 22, told wildlife authorities they were hunting coyotes for predatory control action on March 3 and mistakenly took the…

By IRIS SAMUELS and MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press/Report for America HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hunters and trappers who kill wolves in Montana could be reimbursed for their expenses by private groups under a proposal advanced by state lawmakers Monday that critics said is akin to the bounties that nearly exterminated the predators last century. The…

A dramatic new video depicting the true wildness of Yellowstone has emerged. Last month, a once in a lifetime encounter between a grizzly bear and a wolf pack was caught on video in Yellowstone. In this video, a bear was minding its own business in a valley when it noticed a wolf pack. It then…

Governor Mark Gordon testified before the US Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works to support Senator John Barrasso’s position that states should have more authority under the Endangered Species Act. Senator Barrasso introduced Governor Gordon not only as an experienced politician with a strong record of transparency but also as a ranch owner and…

Yellowstone wants to commemorate a quarter of a century of change by taking your questions. The park has announced a series of live Q&A’s in March all about wolves and their impact on the park. Every Tuesday at 11 am MST, Yellowstone staff and scientists will take questions posted on their Facebook page on several…


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