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Cougar killed after close encounter at Rendezvous home

Cougar killed after close encounter at Rendezvous home

Nate Hirsch, 15, was sitting on a couch in his upper Rendezvous home before school last week when he sensed something that made him turn around and look toward a window just behind him.
Cougar sightings scarce this winter

Cougar sightings scarce this winter

By Ann McCreary
In contrast to last winter with its string of cougar attacks on pets and livestock, this winter has been a quiet one so far on the cougar front. “The Methow Valley has had a few sightings. But we have not had the depredation” of last …
Nice kitty

Nice kitty

A cougar walking down the middle of the road in front of a West Chewuch home. This photo, taken by the homeowner, shows one of the cats collared during the course of local research efforts. This animal is not known to be involved in any of the depredation incidents in the Methow Valley this winter....
Cougar shot after killing dog west of Twisp

Cougar shot after killing dog west of Twisp

A dog was killed last week when a cougar attacked it outside a home about two miles up Twisp River Road. The attack occurred about 11 p.m. on March 5, said Capt. Chris Anderson, regional enforcement supervisor for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The dog’s owner heard a commotion outside and discovered a cougar...
One year after wolf attack, dog fends off cougar at Carlton home

One year after wolf attack, dog fends off cougar at Carlton home

By Ann McCreary
It’s been a tough year for Shelby, a wolf-husky hybrid dog owned by John Stevie of Carlton. In March 2013 the dog was attacked by a gray wolf just outside her home, and early Monday morning (March 3) she was attacked again — this time by …
No Bad Days: March 5, 2014

No Bad Days: March 5, 2014

By Don Nelson Shot heard ’round the world   The valley went viral last week with the story about 11-year-old Shelby White of Twisp, who shot a cougar near her home after the animal had followed her 14-year-old brother Tanner to their house. We published a story, because it was indeed interesting and locally noteworthy....

Clarification

Three permits issued by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife through a cougar management removal program in the Methow Valley allow hunters holding the permits to take one cougar per permit. This would equal a total of three cougars removed under the program in the Methow Valley. An article in last week’s Methow Valley News (Feb....
Mazama: Feb. 26, 2014

Mazama: Feb. 26, 2014

By Bob Spiwak There was supposed to be no snowfall today. Ha! It’s Monday and the stuff has been coming down since yesterday morning. Maybe eight inches have come to rest so far. Up at Harts Pass there’s 111 inches on the ground, and the water content stands at 98 percent of average. The total...
More cougars shot, tally now at 10 this winter

More cougars shot, tally now at 10 this winter

By Ann McCreary
Three cougars were shot and killed on or near the Lookout Mountain ranch of Tom White in Twisp in the past two weeks, including an emaciated female that followed one of the White children to the door of their house.
Permits issued to hunt cougars with hounds in the valley

Permits issued to hunt cougars with hounds in the valley

By Ann McCreary
In response to an above-average number of cougar-related complaints, three hunters have been issued special permits to hunt cougars with hounds in …