Discovery of elk infected with Chronic Wasting Disease in Grand Teton National Park accelerates fears of rapid spread on feedgrounds.
Game and Fish Department counts, estimates find 112,900 wapiti. “Elk hunting should be really good for people this year,” said one manager.
After Gov. Gordon rips National Park Service, Interior Secretary intervenes to halt aerial shoot, the outcome of which remains secret.
A preliminary count of hunter-supplied wings shows a low ratio of chicks to hens, a key population indicator.
Game and Fish takes draft disease proposal on the road as it postpones addressing elk winter feedgrounds.