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Elk hunters asked to assist with brucellosis surveillance

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct brucellosis surveillance in the Bighorn Mountains by collecting blood samples from hunter harvested elk this fall.

August 19, 2014 11:43 amLoading…

Walsh hopeful livestock disease bill will pass

U.S. Sen. John Walsh said he’s optimistic the Senate will approve by year’s end a $5 million plan to study brucellosis and other livestock diseases.

August 15, 2014 6:35 pmLoading…

Elk management plan highlights commission agenda

Controversial plans for elk management in areas with brucellosis are on the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission‘s agenda when the group meets on Thursday in Helena.

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Yellowstone considers quarantine program for bison

Yellowstone considers quarantine program for bison

Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comment on a proposal to capture and quarantine wild bison so disease-free animals can be relocated to create new herds outside the park, Yellowstone officials said Wednesday.

July 30, 2014 10:59 am Photos

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Elk brucellosis working group to meet

Elk brucellosis working group to meet

The working group charged with developing elk management options in areas where the transmission of brucellosis between elk and livestock is a concern will meet in Bozeman on July 8 to review the results of last winter's activities.

July 01, 2014 3:24 pmLoading…

Montana disease surveillance zone expanded; elk infected

BOZEMAN — State livestock officials are expanding an animal disease surveillance program to new areas of southwest Montana where infected elk were found.

May 22, 2014 10:32 amLoading…
Elk and brucellosis on FWP meeting agenda

Elk and brucellosis on FWP meeting agenda

Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Dan Vermilion and Region 3 wildlife manager Howard Burt will discuss brucellosis and elk at a Wednesday meeting of the Region 3 Citizens’ Advisory Committee in Bozeman.

May 13, 2014 12:17 pmLoading…
Hunters file lawsuit to stop elk kill permits, fencing

Hunters file lawsuit to stop elk kill permits, fencing

A disagreement over elk management between hunters and Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks has entered the courtroom.

May 07, 2014 5:45 pm Related Loading…
Guest opinion: Fish & Wildlife Commission discards consensus elk plan

Guest opinion: Fish & Wildlife Commission discards consensus elk plan

I am fortunate to have served with 11 outstanding, diverse Montanans, on the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks statewide elk brucellosis working group. FWP convened us to develop guidelines for elk management in areas with brucellosis, which the Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted. We …

April 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Attaching a collar

Attaching a collar

A GPS collar is attached to a cow elk after it was captured near Dillon for a Fish Wildlife and Parks study in 2011 to track the spread of the disease brucellosis.

April 11, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
Fish, Wildlife Commission OKs brucellosis elk plan despite sportsman concerns

Fish, Wildlife Commission OKs brucellosis elk plan despite sportsman concerns

A controversial proposal that could allow some Paradise Valley ranchers to fence out and kill elk in the spring in an attempt to fight disease transmission from elk to cattle was approved by the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission in a 3-2 vote Thursday, despite opposition from sportsmen.

April 10, 2014 5:10 pmLoading…

Proposal to fence out, kill elk on FW Commission's agenda

A controversial plan that would allow landowners to build elk-proof fences in the Paradise Valley and issue elk kill permits until May 15 in an attempt to block the transmission of disease from elk to livestock will be presented to the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission at its April 10 mee…

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FWP seeks proposals for disease-free Yellowstone bison living on Turner ranch

FWP seeks proposals for disease-free Yellowstone bison living on Turner ranch

A disease-free herd of Yellowstone National Park bison that was originally envisioned to populate state or tribal lands to return the animals to the Great Plains will soon find a new home.

March 31, 2014 5:09 pm Related

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Bison dodge bio-bullet with official's decision

Bison dodge bio-bullet with official's decision

Yellowstone National Park’s bison have dodged the bio-bullet, again.

March 24, 2014 1:44 pmLoading…

Brucellosis found in elk near Madison River

An animal disease surveillance program has found elk that have been exposed to brucellosis in an area of southwest Montana where infections previously had not been documented.

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Proposal: Montana will let bison into new areas — if population is reduced

Proposal: Montana will let bison into new areas — if population is reduced

Bison from Yellowstone National Park would be allowed to remain year-round in new areas of Montana if their numbers were reduced below recent levels, according to a proposal up for a Tuesday vote by the state Board of Livestock.

March 17, 2014 1:30 pmLoading…
Guest opinion: Fearmongering trumps science in elk management

Guest opinion: Fearmongering trumps science in elk management

As a Montanan, having livestock experience, I understand the importance of protecting livestock from disease. I am also a conservationist hunter, advocating for our Public Trust wildlife, the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. The two interests are not incompatible.

February 19, 2014 9:26 amLoading…
Paradise Valley ranchers propose ways to corral brucellosis

Paradise Valley ranchers propose ways to corral brucellosis

Cattle ranchers in the Paradise Valley asked the Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday to extend the season for lethal elk removals in the area to May 15 and to pay for fencing to keep elk out of feeding and calving areas.

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Farm bill provision worries wildlife advocates

Farm bill provision worries wildlife advocates

MISSOULA — A $35 million provision in the proposed federal farm bill has some wildlife advocates worried that cattle ranchers want to treat Montana’s elk the same as bison – as a disease threat to be managed.

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