Entries by Chad Richardson

Why did thousands of wolves lope up the Yellow House in 1877?

From the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: In February 1877, a rancher named John Lovelady, riding on horseback below the caprock south of the mouth of Yellow House Canyon, witnessed thousands of wolves loping over the plains and up the Yellow House. The wolves, he said, were maybe “twenty abreast, and the pack must have been two or […]

Investigators still looking into wolf shooting in Yellowstone

From the Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Investigators are still looking into the shooting of a Yellowstone wolf earlier this year, and park officials this week renewed their call for tips. Yellowstone National Park posted a video to its Facebook page Thursday of biologist Doug Smith talking about the white wolf, which was the alpha female of […]

Aztec golden wolf sacrifice yields rich trove in Mexico City

From Reuters.com: A sacrificial wolf elaborately adorned with some of the finest Aztec gold ever found and buried more than five centuries ago has come to light in the heart of downtown Mexico City, once home to the Aztec empire’s holiest shrines. The quality and number of golden ornaments is highly unusual and includes 22 complete pieces […]

Interior wolf control program in Alaska to end

From Alaska Public Media: The state of Alaska plans to suspend its largest wolf control program. The Upper Yukon Tanana area program, which has targeted wolves in an area of the eastern interior since 2004, is scheduled to cease after the 2017-2018 season. The State’s long running Upper Yukon Tanana wolf control effort is aimed […]

Political deals rip throat out of wolf recovery plan, enviromentalists say

From www.courthousenews.com: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced its draft recovery plan for the Mexican wolf, but environmentalists say it is more about politics than saving the wolves. “Politics trumps science in this draft Mexican gray wolf recovery plan. It’s a backroom deal with the states that resist wolf recovery and fail to understand the transformational benefits […]

More from the west: New wolf pack in northern California – with pups

From the Sacramento Bee: Another wolf pack has been found in rural Northern California, complete with pups. The family is descended from the famous wolf OR7, who roamed the north state for several years after migrating from Oregon. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife reported Wednesday that its biologists have fitted a tracking collar on a […]