In cooperation with the State Veterinarian's office, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct brucellosis surveillance this fall in the Bighorn Mountains. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.
The Game and Fish is asking successful elk hunters to assist in the surveillance effort by collecting blood samples from elk immediately after harvest. Sheridan Senior Game Warden Bruce Scigliano explains how hunters will receive their sample kits.
The game warden said that two elk harvested in the Bighorns tested positive for brucellosis in 2012, which prompted the increased surveillance in the area. As far information on how to collect the blood sample?
Last year the Game and Fish received almost 800 blood samples from elk harvested throughout the Bighorns, sixty-seven percent of those were usable, which was an increase in usable samples from 2012.