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Wyoming Game and Fish finds Chronic Wasting Disease in new elk hunt area

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department confirmed chronic wasting disease in a cow elk, observed to be in poor health near Elk Mountain and was lethally removed. The elk found in elk hunt area 11 with the fatal neurological disease, was reported to Game and Fish on Dec. 4, near Bear Creek. Game and Fish personnel collect and analyze more than 1,600 CWD samples annually throughout the state. Hunters who wish to have their deer, elk or moose tested for CWD outside of the department’s CWD surveillance program can to do so by contacting the Wyoming State Veterinary Lab at (307) 766-9925. #shortgo #news