Commission approves seasons, larger hunt with wapiti populations 29% above objective. Re-assessment of CWD-infected Jackson Elk Herd size is postponed.
chronic wasting disease
Supporters say feedground decisions impact cattle and the bill will ensure those interests are considered. Critics contend the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is once again being shackled by politics.
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.”
Discovery of elk infected with Chronic Wasting Disease in Grand Teton National Park accelerates fears of rapid spread on feedgrounds.