Elk harvested in western Bighorns tests positive for brucellosis


December 29, 2022

BUFFALO (WNE) — Brucellosis, a disease of concern for wildlife and livestock alike, was recently detected in the western Bighorn Mountains.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced in November that a blood sample from a hunter-harvested bull elk tested positive for brucellosis, a disease that impacts reproduction in animals, primarily affecting elk, bison and cattle. 

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