A billboard campaign in Washington state aims to reignite a debate that splits the Pacific Northwest: Do wolves belong?
A federal judge Friday allowed a wolf- and coyote-shooting derby to proceed on public land in Idaho this weekend, ruling its organizers aren’t required to get a special permit from the U.S. Forest Service.
Taking aim from a helicopter flying over northeastern Washington state, a marksman last month killed the alpha male of a wolf pack that had repeatedly attacked a rancher’s cattle. The shooting put an end to the so-called Wedge pack, but it did little to quell the controversy over wolves in the state.
State officials say four sheep are dead and a lamb is missing in Umatilla County in northeast Oregon, all believed killed by a wolf.