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Field reports: Wolf suspected in attack on teen

Sun., Sept. 1, 2013

WILDLIFE – A 16-year-old boy fought off a canine believed to be a wolf during an attack in northern Minnesota Aug. 24. If confirmed as a wolf, it could be the first reported physical attack by a wolf on a human in the lower 48 states.

The wolf came out of nowhere and began biting Noah Graham of Solway, Minn., on the back of the head in a campground at Lake Winnibigoshish.

Federal agents on Monday trapped and killed a wolf they say could be the canine involved in the attack. That wolf had a jaw deformity that could have prompted rare bold behavior around humans, officials said.

Rabies tests on the wolf were negative, state officials said, noting it is premature to say the dispatched wolf was responsible for the attack. DNA tests are pending.

Only two cases of fatal wolf attacks have been documented in North America, one in Alaska and the other in Canada, DNR officials said.

Sporting clays shoot helps wounded vet

SHOOTING – A Guns and Grub shotgun target shooting event set for Sept. 28 at Landt Farms Sporting Clays will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and the family of Coeur d’Alene Army Reservist Danier Guerrero, who was wounded in Afghanistan.

Limited to 75 shooters.

Preregister: 279-8125.

Washington talks fishing rule changes

FISHING – Proposals for sportfishing rule changes proposed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will be explained in a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the agency’s regional office, 2315 N. Discovery Pl. in Spokane Valley.

Silver Bow offers fly fishing classes

FISHING –  Silver Bow Fly Shop is offering two classes this month at 13210 E. Indiana Ave.:

• Beginner Fly Fishing, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. $30.

• Fly Fishing for Steelhead, 6-8 p.m., Sept. 16. $20.

Preregister: 924-9998.

CdA district offers disabled access

HUNTING – Disabled hunters can sign up this month for a lottery to access roads otherwise closed to the public on the Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District.

Applicants must come to the Smelterville or Fernan offices in person with a Handicapped Person’s Motor Vehicle Hunting Permit, Idaho Disabled Hunting License and a big-game tag to be eligible for the drawing.

Info: (208) 664-2318.

Poker pedal in CdA

CYCLING – The annual Brian Williams Memorial Bike Ride for poker cards and prizes starts at 12:30 p.m. Saturday from O’Shays Irish Pub, 313 Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr. Distance: 4-15 miles.

Sign up: (208) 676-7169.


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