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Wildlife commission OKs elk brucellosis management plan

Wildlife commission OKs elk brucellosis management plan

A controversial plan to move forward with fencing out, hazing and killing elk in the Paradise Valley in an attempt to prevent the wildlife from transmitting disease to cattle was approved by the Montana’s Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday.

November 13, 2014 2:57 pmLoading…
Bighorn sheep back on wildlife commission's agenda

Bighorn sheep back on wildlife commission's agenda

Armed with information on the state's bighorn sheep transplant program, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is hoping to change the Fish and Wildlife Commission's mind about not agreeing to move 50 bighorns to South Dakota.

November 10, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
Yellowstone bison to be transferred to Fort Peck

Yellowstone bison to be transferred to Fort Peck

Montana wildlife officials say a group of about 140 bison captured from Yellowstone National Park will be relocated to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation next week.

November 05, 2014 3:07 pmLoading…
State delays decision on controversial elk plan

State delays decision on controversial elk plan

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has delayed until November its commission’s consideration of a controversial 2015 elk-brucellosis management plan aimed at disease outbreaks in the Paradise Valley.

October 06, 2014 12:43 pm Photos

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FWP picks 4 top choices to receive disease-free bison

FWP picks 4 top choices to receive disease-free bison

State wildlife officials have dropped from consideration a private wildlife reserve in north-central Montana that was seeking to receive relocated bison from Yellowstone National Park.

October 01, 2014 12:17 pmLoading…
Petition challenges Yellowstone bison slaughters

Petition challenges Yellowstone bison slaughters

Wildlife advocates have filed a legal petition to stop the capture and mass slaughter of wild bison leaving Yellowstone National Park during their winter migration.

September 15, 2014 3:29 pmLoading…

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.

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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 pm Photos

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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.

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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.

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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…

April 01, 2014 3:23 pmLoading…
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.

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