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  • Alaska's wildlife war

    Alaska's wildlife war

    The federal government pushes back as the state ramps up control of wolves and other predators.

  • The truth about wolves is hard to find

    The truth about wolves is hard to find

    Some hunters claim wolves are killing too many deer and elk in northwestern Montana, but the facts indicate otherwise -- although those facts are easily lost in all the emotional rhetoric.

  • Wolf management in Idaho is not ready for prime time

    Wolf management in Idaho is not ready for prime time

    The controversy that flared when a trapper posted a photo of himself with a dying wolf proves that Idaho and other Western states are incapable of managing wolves without the help of the Endangered Species Act.

  • Bearable ways to deal with bruins

    Linda Masterson’s new book, Living With Bears, is a good-humored, practical guide to getting along with black bears in the West

  • Heard around the West

    "Pit bulls with flippers" in Newport Beach; mountain lion problems; Lewis the Cat; don’t try this on the highway; Fighting Sioux fight for sports team name

  • Prey at the waterhole

    The experience of watching a mountain lion is utterly transformed when the watcher realizes he is the one being watched

  • Making room for wolves

    In the anthology Comeback Wolves, 50 Western writers talk about the complex emotional – and practical – responses evoked by the return of this iconic predator

  • Wolf on a picnic table

    Wolf on a picnic table

    Is a more-or-less trained and captive wolf anything at all like a truly wild wolf?

  • When the bear comes too close to home

    When the bear comes too close to home

    It's easy to love wild animals like bears until they actually start eating your chickens and coming a little too close to your family for comfort.

  • Mass wolf kill rests on shaky science

    Idaho’s Fish and Game Department wants to boost dwindling elk numbers by killing wolves in the Lolo management zone

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