Hunters get permit to shoot elk

Tribal hunters to hunt 15 bull elk from a Skagit Valley herd that had been off limits for 12 years. The Daily (Everett) Herald reports:

For the first time in more than a dozen years hunters will be able to cull an elk herd that wanders through the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest and often crosses the line into Snohomish County.

A total of 30 permits to hunt bull elk will be issued – 15 to state hunters and 15 for tribal hunters, said Todd Wilbur, chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission’s Inter-Tribal Wildlife Committee.