We’re Surrounded! (Brett French Radio Show Preview)
Chronic wasting disease is a fatal ailment that can infect and kill some of our most prized big game species – deer, elk and moose. After first being detected in Colorado in the 1960s, it has now spread to 23 states and two Canadian provinces. Montana is nearly surrounded because Canada, the Dakotas and Wyoming have all detected outbreaks of CWD. To help fight the disease’s spread, as well as to understand if it is yet in Montana, Bozeman Sen. Mike Phillips has asked the Legislature to fund an interim study.
To read more about the issue, check out my story in this week’s Billings Gazette at http://bgz.tt/w0xkw.
(Written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette)