Jon Gosch

Novelist, Journalist and Freelance Editor

Posts Categorized: Herbicides

Appearance on Northwestern Outdoors Radio

October 2017

A mysterious hoof disease is steadily exterminating elk herds throughout Washington and Oregon, and many thousands of hunters, conservationists, and concerned citizens continue to believe that forestry herbicides are causing this horrendous epidemic. On November 4th, I joined John Kruse, host of Northwestern Outdoors Radio, to explain why the public’s persistent herbicide theory may prove… Read more »

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 »

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 »

WDFW’s Wrong Call on “Hoof Rot”

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 »