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Once impossible to find, fishers run rampant around Olympic Peninsula

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Once locally extinct, fishers are bounding all over the Olympic Peninsula in Washington.

First released into Olympic National Park in 2008 in an effort to repopulate the native carnivore, they now range from Neah Bay to Ocean Shores, from Port Townsend to Olympia, preliminary data from remote cameras and hair snags confirm.

It’s a spectacular turnaround for an animal believed to be locally extinct for at least 80 years. Over-trapping of fishers for their luxuriant, lush brown coats and loss…

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