mountain goats http://kplu.org en Lawsuit over fatal Olympic National Park goat attack dismissed http://kplu.org/post/lawsuit-over-fatal-olympic-national-park-goat-attack-dismissed <p>TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a widow's lawsuit against the federal government over her husband's death in a mountain goat attack at Olympic National Park two years ago.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Robert Bryan dismissed most of Susan Chadd's claims over the summer and the rest last week. On Tuesday he declined to reconsider.</p><p>Robert Boardman was trying to protect Chadd and a friend when the 370-pound billy goat gored him, severing arteries in his thigh. The goat is believed to have been one that harassed park visitors for years.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:14:58 +0000 The Associated Press 6737 at http://kplu.org Lawsuit over fatal Olympic National Park goat attack dismissed Rangers say hazing of aggressive mountain goats is working http://kplu.org/post/rangers-say-hazing-aggressive-mountain-goats-working HOODSPORT, Wash. - Forest and park rangers on Washington's Olympic Peninsula say they've reduced the risk from aggressive mountain goats. They did it by hazing the animals for much of the summer. Olympic National Forest reopened a popular hiking trail Monday.<p>For the past three months, the steep trail up Mount Ellinor has been closed. The reason for that is that multiple hiking parties reported feeling threatened by insistent mountain goats.<p>One of the few people allowed to go past the closure signs was U.S. Forest Service wildlife biologist Kurt Aluzas. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 01:03:17 +0000 6552 at http://kplu.org Rangers say hazing of aggressive mountain goats is working Gang of goats closes Olympic National Forest trail http://kplu.org/post/gang-goats-closes-olympic-national-forest-trail <p></p><p>HOODSPORT, Wash. — Olympic National Forest officials are keeping a popular trail in Mason County closed because of aggressive mountain goats.</p><p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 14:45:52 +0000 The Associated Press 6145 at http://kplu.org Interior Dept. denies claim in Olympic goat goring http://kplu.org/post/interior-dept-denies-claim-olympic-goat-goring <p>PORT ANGELES, Wash. &mdash; The Interior Department has denied a $10 million wrongful death claim from the family of a man who was gored by a mountain goat in Olympic National Park.</p><p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:19:51 +0000 The Associated Press 3026 at http://kplu.org NW officials: Keep your distance from mountain goats http://kplu.org/post/nw-officials-keep-your-distance-mountain-goats <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982324.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982324.mp3</a></p><p>RICHLAND, Wash. &ndash;Wild life officials and park managers are refining a better strategy to keep aggressive mountain goats at bay, but steering clear of goats is a good first step.</p><p>A hiker was gored to death by a big mountain goat in the Olympic National Park last fall. And just recently, Wenatchee National Forest rangers fielded multiple complaints about an aggressive goat in the hills near Ellensburg.</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 19:12:20 +0000 Anna King 2341 at http://kplu.org NW officials: Keep your distance from mountain goats