- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - State wildlife managers are working on a new plan to prevent the spread of a deadly disease that affects elk, deer and moose.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1lUVWAm ) the Wyoming Game and Fish Department released a draft plan Monday in an effort to help manage chronic wasting disease and its influence in the western half of the state.

As part of the plan, wildlife officials hope to increase testing for the disease and continue with vaccine research. Plans also include limiting and monitoring feeding at elk feedgrounds in western Wyoming to stop the disease from affecting large portions of herds.

Chronic wasting disease has stayed mostly on the eastern half of the Continental Divide, although one white-tailed deer recently tested positive for the disease near Cody.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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