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The federal government, under a new administration, reverses the protections issued for wolves and other predators on 73 million acres of Alaska’s national wildlife refuges. A wolf-baiting proposal in Idaho is shelved due to public outrage. The McKittrick Policy, known as the “I thought it was a coyote rule,” is overturned by a lawsuit brought on by conservation groups. A...
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In Oregon, polling shows overwhelming public support for wolves. Montana hunters continue to kill the wolves of Yellowstone National Park when they step outside of the park. The killing of the Profanity Peak pack on…

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On Capitol Hill, legislation is introduced to remove ESA protections again for wolves in WY, MI, WI, and MN. Two referendums in MI show that the public (through overwhelming majority) do not want wolves to…

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Idaho creates its Wolf Control Board on behalf of ranchers and hunters. For five years, the bill annually appropriates roughly $620,000 to kill wolves from general tax dollars, the Idaho Fish and Game and the…

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In June of 2013, the agency has proposed to remove the gray wolf from the list of threatened and endangered species.  Many organizations hotly contest this proposal, claiming recovery is not complete and the delisting…

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In one year, nearly 50 percent of Idaho’s wolves have been killed. Wyoming announces a shoot-on-sight policy in more than 80 percent of the state, any time of year, no license required. Montana triples its hunting quota and…

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Via a rider attached to the federal budget, Congress removes wolves from endangered species protection in the Northern Rockies. A lone wolf, known as OR-7, crosses from Oregon into California, the first in more than 80 years.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes removing 
the northern Rocky Mountain wolf population from the endangered species list. Three months later, the Service receives a letter from 247 independent scientists opposing the proposal and…

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A federal mandate allows livestock owners in Montana and Idaho, with no permit required, to kill wolves threatening their livestock. State and tribal agencies can also kill wolves to protect their elk and deer herds.

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