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Elk hunter returns to work; faces high expectations

A hunter carts out the boned-out meat of an elk on a national forest road that's been closed to motorized use. (Rich Landers)
A hunter carts out the boned-out meat of an elk on a national forest road that's been closed to motorized use. (Rich Landers)

HUNTING -- "Did you get your elk?" a colleague asked this morning as I returned to the office after eight days away in the Blue Mountains.

"Yes," I nodded enthusiastically.

"How many?" my co-worker continued.

I grimaced slightly.

"I'm not a hunter," he noted.



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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