Elk Continue to Die Near Rawlins

Laramie, Wy – A total of 275 elk are dead or dying in the Rawlins area and so far the Game and Fish Department does not what is killing them.
Wildlife veterinarian Walt Cook says they have ruled out many things including Chronic Wasting Disease, but there are hundreds of other possible causes, he says that does include poisoning, which they are not ruling out but is not very likely because of the number of effected animals and because they have not found a source of poison.
Cook says the evidence shows whatever is killing the elk is not contagious and will likely be isolated to that part of the state and to elk.