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November 10, 2011 at 1:00 PM

The Methow Valley News: An encounter with wolves

The Methow Valley News online has a fascinating story on a young woman — a hunter, research forester and UW grad — who had an encounter with two gray wolves in September in the mountains near the Methow Valley.

The woman, Kari Hirschberger, told her story to writer Ann McCreary, who put together a well-told piece on Hirschberger’s experience in the wild.

A small bite from the story:

As she walked around the area, she came upon a spot where a shallow hole had been dug in the dirt, and pieces of deer hide were in and around the hole. It occurred to her that this might be an animal den and she first thought of a cougar.

“I realized I should not be there,” she said. As she began to walk away, she became aware of movement on a hillside nearby.

Have a look.

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