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Missing hunter near Royal City
« on: November 21, 2015, 06:16:12 PM »
This was sent out by the Grant County Sheriff. If anyone is in the area keep an eye out. It's going to be a cold night.

http://local.nixle.com/alert/5534848/

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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2015, 06:20:00 PM »
Hope he is found safe.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2015, 06:29:13 PM by Curly »
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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2015, 07:49:25 PM »
Thoughts and prayers go out that they find him alive and safe. 

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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2015, 08:11:49 PM »
Hope he makes it out ok. Hope he has fire starter.
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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2015, 08:16:14 PM »
Hate hearing about these, prayers he is found safe.
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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2015, 08:28:24 PM »
It can be easy to get turned around in that area. Not to mention the free range cattle can be aggressive.

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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2015, 08:30:54 PM »
I know fog can get real bad in that area at times. Is it foggy over there right now?
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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2015, 12:39:18 AM »
Hopefully he is found safe

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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2015, 08:01:53 AM »
Hope he is safe.. he must be hurt in some way because how would you  get lost in royal city?
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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2015, 10:30:05 AM »
This posted at 10:21 this morning. Hopefully he just has a busted ankle and spent a chilly night under a Russian Olive tree.

 Search continues for North Bend archery hunter missing near Crab Creek, Royal City.
Near Royal City, Wash (22NOV2015): Search has resumed this morning at the last known location of a North Bend man near Crab Creek, west of Royal City. He has been identified as Thomas Stieg, age 55, of North Bend, WA.

A search grid has been set up to help find the missing hunter. On foot, ORV, or horseback, GCSO, GC Search and Rescue, representatives from other area law enforcement, volunteer fire fighters, Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with civilian volunteers on horseback and ORVs have started looking for Thomas Stieg. Spokane Sheriff’s Office has a helicopter on its way to help with the air coverage.

Yesterday: Family of the missing hunter specified an area they thought he may be found, but initial search efforts were not successful. Officials located his pickup truck around 3pm but were not able to locate Thomas Stieg before the search had to be called off due to nightfall. Hunters in the area were contacted and asked to remain on the lookout.

Thomas Mark Stieg is described as 6 feet tall and approximately 180 pounds. He was last known wearing camouflage clothing and would have had his archery equipment with him. Stieg reportedly left home at 3am on November 20th for a one day hunt. His last known whereabouts are in the bluffs above Crab Creek, approximately 2.5 miles south of Hwy 26, west of Royal City. Stieg was driving a black 2013 Ford F150, license plate number B58677Y.

If anyone has any information on Mr. Stieg’s known whereabouts, please call MACC at 911 or (509) 762-1160.


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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2015, 10:48:06 AM »
My question is what was he hunting? Could narrow down the areas to look

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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2015, 10:50:21 AM »
My question is what was he hunting? Could narrow down the areas to look

Deer, Late archery.

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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2015, 03:36:01 PM »
I was on the south side of saddle mountain this morning. Fog kept visibility to 50yds or less all morning and it was 19* at 6 am. Hope he is found safe and alive.
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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2015, 06:11:31 PM »
My question is what was he hunting? Could narrow down the areas to look

Deer, Late archery.
See that's what confused me because deer didn't open till Saturday and they said he was on a 1 day hunting trip friday

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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2015, 06:20:09 PM »
My question is what was he hunting? Could narrow down the areas to look

Deer, Late archery.
See that's what confused me because deer didn't open till Saturday and they said he was on a 1 day hunting trip friday
opened friday the 20th in 278.

They didnt find him today. Asking for volunteers for tomorow. They had planes an helicopters according to the grant county sherrifs twitter.

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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2015, 06:27:18 PM »
No updates yet ?? 

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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2015, 06:38:49 PM »
Oh man, you really gotta worry about someone this age, strokes/heart attacks can happen any time.  :yike:

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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2015, 06:53:18 PM »
They called off the search until morning. Hope they find him soon.

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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2015, 08:28:53 PM »
Hope he had survival gear in his pack and hunkered down with a fire if he's hurt or sick. My prayers are with him.
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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2015, 08:52:39 PM »
Hope he stayed away from the water, crab creek can flow pretty good.  It was foggy as heck down there today too.  Wish I had seen this earlier, I would have helped look instead of hunt. 
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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2015, 09:26:37 PM »
Hope he stayed away from the water, crab creek can flow pretty good.  It was foggy as heck down there today too.  Wish I had seen this earlier, I would have helped look instead of hunt.

I was just talking about this. I've crossed this water a few times and always had close calls.
Prayers for a good outcome. Seems like too much time has lapsed though.
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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2015, 09:37:40 PM »
Hope he is warm if he is alive. Can't rule out a heart attack.
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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2015, 09:40:30 PM »
Hard to believe they still have not found him if they found his truck.
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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2015, 09:44:28 PM »
Hard to believe they still have not found him if they found his truck.
Not a big area at all either.  That's why I fear the creek.....
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Re: Missing hunter near Royal City
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2015, 09:45:41 PM »
Tagging. Prayers that he is found soon.

 

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