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Sheriff to take strong wildlife measures


September 4, 2019

The Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies in Klickitat County have received numerous complaints in regard to cougar sightings in Goldendale, White Salmon, Glenwood, Husum, and other neighborhoods throughout Klickitat County. In response, Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer has issued a statement about the sightings as a serious public safety concern.

“In addition to public safety, cougars and bears are a major concern and a problem for the farmers and ranchers in our county,” Songer said. “Livestock and domestic animals are being killed by cougar and bears in our county on a regular basis. As Sheriff, I have decided immediately to establish a program...

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