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CWD found in new elk hunt area in southeast Washakie County 


July 27, 2017

CHEYENNE  — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has diagnosed chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a cow elk that was found dead in southeast Washakie County.

The elk was found about 30 miles southwest of Kaycee. The dead elk was part of the Big Horns elk movement study. This study is evaluating the migrations and behaviors of elk in the Big Horn Mountains.

CWD is less common in elk than it is in deer, and CWD has been documented in this part of the state in deer, for elk it has previously been detected to the northeast of Elk Hunt Area 48, where this recent cow elk was found, in Elk Hunt...

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