By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press SPOKANE — A wolf has been killed by a hunter hired by Washington, a state where the animals have been regaining a foothold in recent years after being hunted to extinction in the early 1900s. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife said hunters were back out Monday, and three more wolves…More
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By RACHEL D’ORO / The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A relative says a man fatally shot by authorities in Alaska over the weekend was one of the moose hunters who found the body of a young wanderer whose story was featured in the movie “Into the Wild.” Alaska State Troopers say 52-year-old Gordon Samel was killed Sunday…More
A man was shot in the leg Wednesday while duck hunting with his brother in a boat off Warm Beach, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. The two men reported being several hundred yards offshore when they heard a loud explosion around 5 p.m. A bullet went through the boat’s hull and a duck decoy before…More
A King County Sheriff’s deputy conducting a trailhead check in the Duvall area discovered a man dead with a gunshot wound to the chest Saturday night. The deputy found the body next to his vehicle about 9:20 p.m. Saturday near the 17000 block of Duvall-Monroe Road. Deputy Charlie Akers said in a statement it appears the man accidentally shot…More
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…More
Weather: Yes, sun today! Could be a tad wet tomorrow, but we’ll take a bit of October sun any day. Wet tomorrow afternoon, but Thursday, ah, Thursday might be another sunny day. October can be ugly, gray and wet, bleh, but when it’s nice, it’s very nice. The details. Traffic: What’s the flap…More