wolves

Newhouse Calls WDFW Report a Positive Sign for Wolves

Representative Dan Newhouse says a recent WDFW report on the wolf population should be seen as a positive. “I think this just reaffirms what we’ve been saying for a long time, that the recovery of the gray wolf is truly a success story if you look at the numbers of…


Wolf Population on the Rise

The wolf population continues to increase in Washington with a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife report noting that there were at least 28 percent more wolves in 2016 than 2015. Bruce Botka with Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife says there are now 115 wolves, 20 packs and 10 successful…


WDFW Studying Wolf Impact on Wildlife

How do wolves impact the eco-system around them in Washington? That’s the focus of a new research study by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the University of Washington. WDFW Chief Wildlife Scientist John Pierce says they want as complete a look as possible. “Part of the design…


State Rep Looking to De-List Gray Wolves

Waucondan Representative Joel Kretz has introduced a bill in Olympia that would de-list the gray wolf as an endangered species along Eastern Washington counties that border Canada. Kretz said he’s seen firsthand the damage wolves can do. “We’ve got one rancher with upwards of 70 head losses this year. You…


Wolf Advisory Group Meeting Feb. 1 and 2

The Washington State Wolf Advisory Group will hold their first meeting of 2017 next Wednesday and Thursday, February 1st and 2nd .  The meeting will offer updates on recent activities, but also begin the work of preparing for the 2017 season. Part of that prep work will be focused on the…