Commission approves seasons, larger hunt with wapiti populations 29% above objective. Re-assessment of CWD-infected Jackson Elk Herd size is postponed.
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.
Tackling worries that 22 state feedgrounds might spread chronic wasting disease would “weigh down” a statewide group, Game and Fish Department says.