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A mountain lion cub rests in its mothers arms in their den one winter morning on the National Elk Refuge near Jackson, Wyo. (Photo by Thomas D. Mangelsen. Courtesy Thomas D. Mangelsen and  www.cougarfund.org)

Safe, for now

House Bill 12, filed by Rep. Jim Allen (R–Fremont County) would require the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to allow trapping and snaring of mountain lions, effectively supplanting the authority of Wyoming's professional wildlife managers and independent Game and Fish Commission who do not currently allow lion trapping.
An elk infected with Chronic Wasting Disease becomes emaciated before dying. It is an ugly disease, State Veterinarian Dr. Mary Wood told Wyoming Game and Fish commissioners. Preliminary results of a trial on live elk shows that one vaccine appears to be ineffective. (Terry Kreeger/Wyoming Game and Fish Department)

Chronic Wasting Disease vaccine fails elk test

The state wildlife veterinarian told Wyoming Game and Fish commissioners that a vaccine to fight Chronic Wasting Disease appears to have failed in a test among live elk.

Dr. Mary Wood cautioned that her findings are preliminary, that they haven’t