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Sheriff says hunting death was a homicide

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CHESAW — Authorities say a grouse hunter was shot and killed in a remote area northeast of Tonasket on Monday.

“There’s nothing to indicate this was an accident,” said Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers. He said his deputies have been on scene all night investigating, and believe the shooting was a homicide.

The man was in his 60s and is from Western Washington. His name is being withheld until his family is notified.

Rogers said a hunting partner, also from…

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