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Game and Fish to capture elk as part of an ongoing brucellosis study in the Big Horn Mountains

CODY - As part of an ongoing study to understand the ecology of brucellosis and elk in the Big Horn Mountains, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department plans to capture and collar elk in early February.

 

January 31, 2018



CODY - As part of an ongoing study to understand the ecology of brucellosis and elk in the Big Horn Mountains, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department plans to capture and collar elk in early February.

Up to 60 elk will be captured next month using a helicopter net-gunning operation throughout the Big Horn Mountains, south of the lower Greybull River, and portions of the Owl Creek Mountains.

Capture crew members will take blood samples, fit each elk with a GPS tracking collar, which will take multiple locations per day, and then release the elk.

The study was initiated to better understand s...



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