There is now a large wolf pack near Sandpoint, Idaho, right up against the B.C. border. Hopefully they will expand and restore some of wolf popuation around Creston, Rossland and Nelson, B.C. where bad provincial policies have eliminated wolves.

Story. Boundary County residents glimpse pack of 14 wolves. By Gwen Albers. Hagadone News Network

Note: Hagadone is a far right-winger; probably not too pleased with wolves in Boundary County.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is past President of the Western Watersheds Project.

6 Responses to Good wolf news from Boundary County, Idaho

  1. avatar Buffaloed says:

    Boy, it’s a good thing they had a gun or they would have been attacked for sure 😉

  2. avatar JB says:

    I’m sure they saw that the rancher had a gun and only then decided to call off their well-coordinated attack. 😉

    Personally, I liked this little gem:

    “Vickaryous figures if there’s wolves are around, wildlife is bound to turn up missing.”

    Now where did I put that wildlife…? Oh there’s wolves around? Well, that explains it!

    Don’t even get me started on the grammar…

  3. I want to add that wolves in the Panhandle of Idaho and in Northwest Montana, since Judge Molloy’s decision, have far more legal protection than the wolves in the old, and now reconstituted “non-essential, experimental population” zone that includes most of Montana, Idaho, and all of Wyoming.

    That’s one reason it’s good to see them up there.
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    I was also fun to give an illustration of the kind of news people in North Idaho are subjected to.

  4. avatar heather says:

    ARe there protections for wolves in Canada? I have heard that wolves are trapped continuously

  5. avatar Save bears says:


    As far as I know, wolves are hunted and trapped pretty much based on the seasons that are set by the government of Canada…I don’t believe there are any specific protections in place in Canada…

  6. avatar Heather says:

    thank you I didnt think so. So it would be great if they expanded in this area up into CN but they still have the same probs of being trapped and hunted in CN Still very happy about Judge Molloys decision down here though!


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