Month: February 2021

Wisconsin Hunters Kill 135 Wolves in Two Days, Exceeding State Kill Quota and Ending Hunting Season Early

February 24, 2021

Wisconsin’s wolf season is coming to a short and bloody end as hunters exceeded the state quota of 119 wolves, killing 135 wolves by Wednesday morning at 8 am CST. The hunt was scheduled to begin on February 22, 2021 and run through February 28, 2021. A judge ordered Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)…

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Idaho Proposes to Expand Wolf Hunting, Trapping on Public and Private Lands

February 17, 2021

In February, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission (IDFG) announced a proposal to extend the season for wolf hunting and trapping across the state on public and private land. The IDFG offered a total of seven hunting proposals and eight trapping proposals. In general, the proposals aim to extend all hunting and trapping opportunities, including to: Allow…

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USFWS Transfers Two Red Wolves to Recovery Area in North Carolina

February 16, 2021

North Carolina just got a little bit wilder! Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released two male red wolves onto Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in eastern N.C.! Earlier this season, USFWS moved the red wolf boys from the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge – an island propagation site off the coast of…

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Free Webinar: Dire Wolves: The Last of an Ancient New World Canid Lineage

February 8, 2021

Game of Thrones was a popular television show that made dire wolves famous. But unlike many of their mythical counterparts in the show (dragons, giants, and White Walkers) the dire wolf was once very real! These prehistoric canines were one of the most common and widespread large carnivores in Pleistocene America, yet relatively little is…

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