From The News-Review in Roseburg, Oregon:

Much of the equipment the Douglas County Wolf Advisory Board plans to purchase for non-lethal gray wolf management was determined Monday afternoon during the board’s public meeting at the Douglas County Courthouse.

The five-member advisory board, tasked with how the county should spend $8,000 in grant money from the Oregon Department of Agriculture, approved the allocation of close to $6,000 to purchase equipment citizens can use to deter gray wolves from coming onto, or near, their properties. County Commissioner Tom Kress said the money must be spent by the end of the year.

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From the Statesman Examiner in Washington state:

A Colville, Washington, man who found himself surrounded by wolves on Oct. 7 in the forest near Rocky Creek Road, just east of town, shot and killed a young male in the pack to escape.

“The man called us as soon as he managed to get back to a place where he had cell service, and the incident was investigated by the county’s wildlife conflict specialist, Jeff Flood, and the state Department of Fish and Game,” said Stevens County Sheriff Brad Manke. “Investigators went to the scene and found the dead wolf. From the evidence, they confirmed the man’s story and determined that he acted completely within the law because he was threatened.”

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From The Brussels Times:

A wolf was found dead along a Flemish motorway on Monday morning, marking the second time in one month that a wolf is killed in a deadly traffic collision in the area.

Nature organisation Welkom Wolf said the dead animal had been found early on Monday morning near Opglabbeek, not far from the border with the Netherlands, and confirmed it was one of a litter of four cubs born in Belgium this spring.

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From the Baker City Herald:

Oregon State Police are investigating the unlawful killing of the breeding male wolf from the Cornucopia pack in eastern Baker County.

The wolf died from a gunshot wound on or about Sept. 24, according to OSP.

This incident occurred northwest of New Bridge in the Skull Creek drainage of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Forest Service Road 7741 accesses the Skull Creek drainage and the wolf was found off the 125 spur road. That’s about 1 mile east of Eagle Forks campground. Anyone with information can contact OSP Sgt. Isaac Cyr through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888.

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From The Washington Post:

DENVER — Gray wolves howled across the land now known as Colorado for millennia before they were hunted out of existence. Now state residents are deciding whether to let the predators once again lift their voices in the southern Rockies.

If approved, a precedent-setting ballot measure would require state biologists to reintroduce the native carnivores to more than 17 million acres of rugged public lands in Colorado’s rural west by the end of 2023.

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A bold question on Colorado’s ballot in November could bring justice to the once-prolific gray wolf—and inflame tensions between urban and rural residents.

Proposition 114 will let the public vote Yes or No on the reintroduction of gray wolves to Colorado after a 75-year absence from the state, thanks to the tireless work of Rob Edward, president of the Rocky Mountain Wolf Action Fund, who has been studying and advocating for reintroduction since 1994.

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From The Narwhal:

Grizzly bears and the Tahltan First Nation in northwest B.C. have coexisted since time immemorial. The Tahltan have always responsibly harvested the bears, using all parts of the animals for food, clothing, regalia, tools, medicine and ceremony. Hunting the apex predators also maintains balance in the ecosystem and ensures there’s ample caribou, moose and salmon to feed the community, according to Tahltan Central Government President Chad Day.

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From KDLG radio in Dillingham, Alaska:

Bristol Bay’s wolves are doing well, and that means another liberal hunting season.

Wolf season began August 10 and ends April 30 for Game Management Unit 17. In unit 9, the season ends on June 30. Up to 10 wolves can be hunted per day, and there is no daily bag limit for wolves caught in traps.

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From the Times Colonist:

About 350 wolves live on ­Vancouver Island, although it’s difficult to get an accurate count of the elusive and seldom seen animal, said Gary Allan, who runs Swell Wolf Education ­Centre in Nanaimo.

The vast majority — about 70 per cent — live in northern Vancouver Island, north of Campbell River and along the west coast of the Island down to Ucluelet. Very few wolves live on the east coast of the Island, although Allan said there are some in the mountains near Nanaimo, Ladysmith and Lake Cowichan.

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Proposition 114 would direct Colorado Parks and Wildlife to reintroduce gray wolves to the Western Slope by the end of 2023.

A simple majority vote is required for the proposition to pass.

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