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2019: Top outdoor stories

Paul Swanson heaves a magnet into the Spokane River on July 8, 2019. Swanson started magnet fishing about two years ago. Since then he's started a club that's attracted numerous members, many of whom are recovering from drug addiction. ELI FRANCOVICH/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Eli Francovich / The Spokesman-Review)

The most-read outdoor stories of 2019, presented chronologically:

- Washington’s first Karelian Bear Dogs, credited with busting poachers and saving kittens, die, Jan 16.

- Wolf trapping is a tool Idaho wildlife managers want to keep, but at what price?, Feb. 20.

- Supreme Court rules National Park Service not valid on rivers in Alaska national parks, March 30.

- Washington hunter bags world-record moose in Ferry County, April 10.

- Spokane climber Jess Roskelley missing and presumed killed by avalanche in Canadian Rockies; David Lama, Hansjorg Auer also presumed dead, April 18.

- Popularity of magnet fishing grows in Spokane despite muddy legal, ethical waters, July 21.

- WDFW commission considers removing bag limits on bass, walleye in response to orca crisis, Oct. 13.

- Flying feline: Leaping cougar snags a midair turkey dinner, Nov. 1.