Wayne Kruse stands with fishing trophies at his home on Lake Cavanaugh on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Mount Vernon, Wa. Kruse, who has be writing outdoors stories for The Everett Herald since 1976, is retiring. “Is this the best job in the world?” he has been asked over the years. His answer, “Yes, it is.” (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Wayne Kruse stands with fishing trophies at his home on Lake Cavanaugh on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Mount Vernon, Wa. Kruse, who has be writing outdoors stories for The Everett Herald since 1976, is retiring. “Is this the best job in the world?” he has been asked over the years. His answer, “Yes, it is.” (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Wayne Kruse says goodbye after 43 years of outdoors stories

The 80-year-old, who has been writing for The Herald since 1976, says it’s time to ‘hang up my hoochie.’

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