December 1, 2022

Some in Washington Want Wolf Plan Now

OLYMPIA — A Senate hearing Thursday on a bill that might change Washington wolf policy in two years turned to a more immediate issue — the upcoming grazing season.

Sen. Brian Dansel pressed the state’s wolf policy coordinator, Dave Ware, on whether the Department of Fish and Wildlife was content to wait until 2017 to do more to protect livestock from wolves.

“Are we good to wait two years to do anything?”<<<Read More>>>


N.Y. Adopts Bear Management Plan, Includes Possible Use of Baiting, Hounding and Trapping

The state of New York adopted a 10-year black bear management plan that leaves the options open for hunting and harvesting bears using hounds, baiting and trapping.

clarifying that DEC plans to assess the tradeoffs and implications of use of dogs, bait or live capture cable-restraints for taking bears, though none of these measures are currently being proposed for use in New York at this time.

The entire plan can be accessed through the link provided above. More information about this adopted plan can be found on the North Country Gazette (behind a pay wall).