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A working group charged with developing elk management options in several southwestern Montana hunting districts will meet in Bozeman on Thursday and Friday.

The group will examine elk management options and risk-prevention efforts in areas where the transmission of brucellosis between elk and livestock is a concern. The areas generally include hunting districts that border or are near Yellowstone National Park.

The meeting is set to begin at 1 p.m. Thursday and continue through Friday at the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ office in Bozeman at 1400 S. 19th St.

Working group members include Mark Albrecht, Bozeman; John Anderson, Alder; Ed Bukoskey, Rosebud; Joe Cohenour, East Helena; Rick Douglass, Butte; Rick Gibson, Livingston; Lorents Grosfield, Big Timber; Raymond Marxer, Twin Bridges; Charlie Noland, Huntley; William Raths, Lewistown; and C. Thomas Rice, Dillon.

The meetings are open to the public to observe, but because the sessions are dedicated to the group’s efforts, they will not include public comment. Public comment opportunities will be offered if the FWP Commission considers recommendations from the working group. For more information, call 406-444-2612.

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