- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming wildlife officials have adopted a new chronic wasting disease management plan.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports (https://bit.ly/26rKsY2 ) that the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission approved the plan in Casper on Friday. Chronic wasting disease is a fatal and incurable condition affecting elk, deer and moose.

Game and Fish staff say they will also write a chronic wasting disease action plan that will be independent of, but in accordance with, the management plan.

State veterinarian Mary Wood says wildlife officials are trying to come up with active strategies to fight the disease. She says one such tactic is to reduce animals’ reliance on feed, because elk cluster at feeding grounds in the winter.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, https://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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