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.
An infected mule deer buck was killed by vehicle on Nov. 5 and tested at Game and Fish Department laboratory.
Ruling on lawsuit, U.S. District Judge Freudenthal says Forest Service must revisit decision to allow state elk feedground near Kelly.