Bill to strip wildlife agency of authority over winter feedground closure advances with agriculture support, criticism from conservationists.
Measure would hand power to governor and require livestock board input. Sierra Club calls the bill “a pretty terrible idea.”
Chronic Wasting Disease would be ‘impossible’ to eradicate once it infects closely congregated herds in winter, a top wildlife health official says.
Game and Fish Department counts, estimates find 112,900 wapiti. “Elk hunting should be really good for people this year,” said one manager.
A topic WyoFile took on last year is back in the news as the Forest Service reportedly sought to stifle academic research regarding federal authority over wildlife.