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Nature Conservancy finishes 257-square-mile land purchase

Nature Conservancy finishes 257-square-mile land purchase

GREAT FALLS — The Nature Conservancy has completed purchasing more than 257-square-miles of forestlands in Montana and Washington as part of a program to protect habitat for bull trout, lynx, elk and mule deer.

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Collared

Collared

Jennifer Ramsey, an FWP veterinarian and Dillon FWP biologist Craig Fager work to collar one of the captured elk.

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Elk and cattle

Elk and cattle

A herd of elk congregates next to cattle being fed on private land in the Madison Valley. Trying to keep the animals separate, especially during their most infectious time in the spring, is a challenge for ranchers and wildlife managers.

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Calf elk

Calf elk

Elk birthing sites checked by FWP for brucella bacteria have mostly cultured negative. The bacteria can live about 14 days on the landscape in the spring.

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Helicopter ride

Helicopter ride

Fager moves in to unhook a cow elk captured as part of a series of operations across the state to assess the prevalence of brucellosis in elk.

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Elk testing

Elk testing

Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ laboratory supervisor Neil Anderson, at left, and FWP veterinarian Jennifer Ramsey hold a cow elk so samples can be taken as part of a state brucellosis surveillance program.

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Genetic data sheds new light on brucellosis in Montana

Genetic data sheds new light on brucellosis in Montana

Wyoming seems to be off the hook.

January 22, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Wyoming feedgrounds

Wyoming feedgrounds

Elk gather on the National Elk Refuge near Jackson, Wyo. For many years Montana blamed Wyoming’s feedgrounds for spreading the disease brucellosis into the state, but recent analysis of the bacteria’s genome shows that is not true.

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Card test

Card test

This card test is performed in the field to determine if a captured elk has been exposed to brucellosis. Seroprevalence is the percentage of animals tested that have been exposed.

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Elk study to be done in Elkhorn Mountains

BOZEMAN — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will begin a study next month looking at the impact of mountain pine beetle infestation on elk habitat and herd movement in the Elkhorn Mountains in southwest Montana.

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Removing elk

Removing elk

Fish, Wildlife and Parks has authorized several game damage hunts around the state to relieve depredation on landowners as well as a lethal removal of 10 elk in the Paradise Valley.

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Elk removal authorized in Paradise Valley

Elk removal authorized in Paradise Valley

A lethal removal of 10 elk in the Paradise Valley has been approved in an attempt to push elk off private agricultural land next to the Dome Mountain Wildlife Management Area.

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Elk study

Elk study

Elk in the Elkhorn Mountains will be collared in February for a study examining the link between mountain pine beetle outbreaks and elk movement.

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Study to examine elk, pine beetle relationship

Study to examine elk, pine beetle relationship

The impact of mountain pine beetle infestation on elk habitat and herd movement in the Elkhorn Mountains will be the focus of a four-year collaborative study.

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Brucellosis in elk topic of Saturday discussion

Brucellosis in elk topic of Saturday discussion

The transmission of brucellosis from elk to cattle in southwestern Montana will be the topic of a discussion at Montana State University in Bozeman on Saturday.

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Information sought in elk poaching

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game wardens are offering a reward for information about a bull elk that was killed illegally and left to waste east of Billings over the weekend of Jan. 10-11.

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Opposing view

Opposing view

Boone Mora, an 83-year-old retired health worker, claims wildlife researchers are wrong about the cause of Washington's outbreak of hoof rot disease in elk.

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Retired health worker has different idea about cause of elk hoof rot

Retired health worker has different idea about cause of elk hoof rot

SKAMOKAWA, Wash. — On one side of the debate over elk hoof disease sit 16 scientists — veterinarians and Ph.D.s in a range of wildlife specialties. They think hoof rot is most likely caused by the infectious treponeme bacteria, which has been linked to hoof disease in cows and sheep.

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2 men convicted of poaching bull elk

Two Jefferson County men were fined $9,270 and lost their hunting, fishing and trapping privileges for two years for trespassing and poaching two bull elk — one a trophy — on a private ranch on the Rocky Mountain Front last hunting season.

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