After a year of study and debate, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission has approved a plan to manage chronic wasting disease in the state. That could include using hunters to remove deer in certain hunting units by issuing more tags, or more buck tags since they are more likely to carry the disease. Still to be finished is a separate plan on managing the state’s elk herds where CWD is concerned. This has been an area of particular interest for Montana because of the concern that elk feedgrounds could quickly spread an outbreak. Elk, however, seem more resistant to the disease.
To read more about what Wyoming plans, check out the story at https://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/recreation/wyoming-game-and-fish-commission-approves-chronic-wasting-disease-management-plan/article_505d1e8e-d4bc-528f-8ced-c658c7a68ce2.html
Written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed