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Washington wolf managers present ideas for lethal-control policy
Washington wolf managers present ideas for lethal-control policy

Washington wildlife managers Wednesday suggested ways to motivate ranchers to use state-approved tactics to prevent wolf depredations.

Cooperative ranchers could be rewarded with higher compensation for livestock losses. Also, the state could...

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Lawsuit over Oregon wolf delisting ruled “moot”

An environmentalist legal challenge against Oregon’s decision to remove wolves from the state’s endangered species list has been dismissed due to legislation passed earlier this year.

Wolves were delisted by state wildlife...

Rancher says he’s a conservation-easement convert
Rancher says he’s a conservation-easement convert

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — As a fifth-generation rancher in Oregon’s Jordan Valley, Bob Skinner was adamantly opposed to conservation easements.

But the former president of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association and a long-time...

Photo monitoring gains momentum on Idaho rangelands
Photo monitoring gains momentum on Idaho rangelands

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — A fledgling program to help Idaho ranchers help themselves by monitoring their Bureau of Land Management allotments is gaining ground.

The photo-monitoring program was launched in August 2014 with the Idaho State...

No kidding! Montana goat has quadruplets

HUNTLEY, Mont. (AP) — A first-time mama goat has given birth to quadruplets on a ranch in south-central Montana.

Willis McCall, the pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hardin, and his family rent a 22-acre ranch near Huntley. They have...

Ram sale a hit with sheep producers
Ram sale a hit with sheep producers

PORTERVILLE, Calif. — Range ready rams that will go on to sire a good portion of California’s commercial lamb crop were offered for sale at the 96th annual California Ram Sale held in Porterville.

The sale, by the California Wool...

Wolf conservation group offers workshops for ranchers
Wolf conservation group offers workshops for ranchers

REDDING, Calif. — A wolf conservation group is making good on a promise to educate ranchers on how to prevent clashes between their livestock and predators.

The California Wolf Center is sponsoring a series of workshops in far Northern...

Barn fire kills an estimated 3,100 pigs

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — About 3,100 pigs were killed in a barn fire at a religious community in Montana.

The fire was reported about 5:45 p.m. Monday in the Milford Colony, Augusta volunteer firefighter Brad McBratney told the Great...

Wolves kill calf in southeastern Washington
Wolves kill calf in southeastern Washington

A 4-day-old calf was killed by one or more wolves Monday in southeastern Washington, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The calf was in a 90-acre fenced calving area on the rancher’s property about 10 miles southwest...

Feds to restore grazing allotment health stats in reports

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal land managers have agreed to restore information about grazing allotments not meeting rangeland health standards in 13 Western states after a public lands advocacy group complained about the omission.

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S. Idaho Livestock Hall of Fame honors inductees
S. Idaho Livestock Hall of Fame honors inductees

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — The Southern Idaho Livestock Hall of Fame celebrated its newest inductees at the organization’s 57th annual banquet on Tuesday evening.

The honored inductees were cow-calf operators Jim and Nedra Korte of Buhl,...

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