Jon Gosch

Novelist, Journalist and Freelance Editor

Posts Categorized: Elk Hoof Disease

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 »

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 »

Guest Column in the Longview Daily News

September 2014

http://tdn.com/news/opinion/guest-column-wdfw-s-wrong-call-on-hoof-rot/article_3b406b82-2fbd-11e4-894d-001a4bcf887a.html After my family’s unsuccessful hunting season this past fall I became curious about why there were so few elk in the woods of southwest Washington. The answer of course was the epidemic of hoof disease that is currently ravaging elk populations throughout the Pacific Northwest, and since then I have attended numerous meetings on… Read more »

Yakima Herald Outdoors Editor Praises Elk Investigation

August 2014

  By Scott Sandsberry / Outdoors Editor / Yakima Herald-Republic Gadfly: gad-fly, n. 1) any of several large flies, as the horsefly, that bite livestock; 2) an annoying person, especially one who provokes others into action by criticism. Jonathon Gosch is neither a horsefly nor annoying. But when it comes to the state’s increasingly widespread… Read more »

Save Our Elk (from toxic herbicides)

August 2014

“Shall we see our children stripped of everything provided by a wise Providence for the sustenance of untold generations? The earth does not belong entirely to the present. Posterity has its claims.” — Frank Lamb, Grays Harbor forester, 1909   Hardly a day goes by anymore without the release of a disturbing new article or… Read more »