Jon Gosch

Novelist, Journalist and Freelance Editor

Posts Tagged: Atrazine

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 »

Local Farrier’s Research Connects Herbicides to Hoof Disease in Elk, Horses

May 2014

Krystal Davies with Her Horses, Jameson and Tucker | Photo by Shauna DeSpain Herbicides Linked to Chemically Induced Endocrinopathic Laminitis in Elk Authored by Krystal Davies I believe I understand why the elk in southwest Washington are being affected by the mysterious hoof disease, namely hoof rot. I have credible evidence and can provide a… Read more »

Growing Evidence Links Herbicides to Elk Hoof Disease

April 2014

My family has hunted the forests of southwest Washington for more than sixty years and never before have they observed such a scarcity of wildlife. Twenty years ago my dad and uncle remember seeing two or three big elk herds a day. Now we’re lucky to see two or three individuals a day. Depressingly, this… Read more »