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CdA River angler warns moose are edgy out there

A cow moose and calf trip the motion-activated shutter of a trail cam set up in Stevens County by Kevin Scheib of Colville. (Kevin Scheib)
A cow moose and calf trip the motion-activated shutter of a trail cam set up in Stevens County by Kevin Scheib of Colville. (Kevin Scheib)

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- A fly fisher who accidentally spooked a cow and calf moose from their bed while moving through the brush along the Little North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River had a tense encounter for 20 minutes the other day.

He was able to get up the only tree in the clearing during her charge, although he broke his Sage rod in the process.

He called the S-R to warn other anglers to be aware that moose are especially protective at this time.

“She was taking no prisoners,” he said.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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