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Oly Park goat attack might have been avoided with sport hunt

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Dave Workman, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What do you think?

    Three wrongful death claims against Olympic National Park totaling more than $10 million have been filed by survivors of mountain goat attack victim Bob Boardman of Port Angeles, and this might have been avoided if the National Park Service (NPS) had taken some advice more than two decades ago from a certain outdoor writer who suggested a special hunting season in the park to thin the goat herd.

    Oly Park goat attack might have been avoided with sport hunt - Seattle gun rights | Examiner.com
     
  2. TCOV

    TCOV OLYMPIC PENINSULA Active Member

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    A sport hunt in ONP is not going to happen. No need to waste bandwith having a serious discussion on it. Now if you just want to talk theory all day then have at it.
     
  3. TCOV

    TCOV OLYMPIC PENINSULA Active Member

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    My previous comment does not mean that ONP won't eliminate some goats with their own resources as some believe has been done in the past.
     
  4. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    Suing the state for being attacked by a wild animal in the forest. Hillarious. Are shark attack victims going to start suing the ocean?
     
  5. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    What, did these asshats try to pet the goat or something?
     
  6. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    No, the goat got aggressive, started following them and finally lunged and nailed this guy and he bled out.
     
  7. Checker

    Checker pdx Member

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    I read that (I'm not making this up) the goats have been more and more attracted to the trails because people have been urinating near them and the goats like to lick the salt. They're asking that people don't urinate near trails anymore.
     
  8. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    I've actually heard the same thing, might be something to consider for those venturing into their territory. 3 friends of mine hiked Mt. Elenor this weekend and encountered a few goats, 1 with 2 kids but they didn't have any issues.
     
  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Really? You think so?

    10 mill later
     
  10. enjr4

    enjr4 Renton, WA Active Member

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    I don't see this attack as much different than someone invading my space not giving way. I mean it was/is his backyard. If it had been a bear that guy would have backed off and got the heck out of there.
    Ed
     
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