Jon Gosch

Novelist, Journalist and Book Editor

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Will WSU Study the Link Between Herbicides and Elk Hoof Disease?

October 2017

I wish my family was getting ready to go elk hunting. I wish we were shopping for supplies, setting up our camp along the Coweeman River, and maybe even doing some scouting on the weekends. Instead, my dad, my uncle, my brother and the rest of our hunting party are boycotting our Department of Fish… Read more »


A Timely and Courageous Book from Dr. Michael Gurian

March 2017

  Saving Our Sons is a timely and courageous book, and I am proud to have contributed my small share to the editorial process. While some may bristle at Dr. Gurian’s assertion that boys in the U.S. and abroad are falling behind girls in many measures of health and well-being, numerous studies and statistics support… Read more »


Appearance on Horns and Hooks Radio

January 2016

  I was honored recently to share my insights into the issue of elk hoof disease with Horns and Hooks listeners throughout the Longview, Aberdeen and Olympia areas. Many thanks to Kelly Barnum, Rex Peterson and Colin Hamilton for having me on the show, but especially for continuing to shed light on this horrendous disease,… Read more »


Kayaking the Columbia

November 2014

  The Columbia River Gorge is notorious for its wind, and as my kayak crashed into the trough-end of yet another formidable whitecap, it occurred to me that I wasn’t quite certain my dry hatch was watertight or that I would be able to right my vessel should it capsize along with a thousand dollars… Read more »


Editor of Northwest Sportsman Magazine Supporting Herbicide Study

September 2014

  Excerpt from Andy Walgamott’s recent post, followed by a link to the entire article: WDFW continues to maintain that laboratory testing shows the hoof ailment is very similar to a “contagious bacterial infection in sheep,” but freelance Seattle journalist Jon Gosch has received some media attention for his dogged investigation and questions about whether… Read more »


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