HUNTING -- The wildfire -- considred human-caused -- that's already burned 80,000 acres near Ellensburg, is scorching the winter range of one of the state's most important elk herds.
The extent of the impacts is yet unknown, but the Colockum herd almost surely will be impacted this winter. Beyond that, there's room for hope that the fire could be a net gain. Assessments will come after the fire's out.
Read details in this story by Scott Sandsberry of the Yakima Herald-Republic.