By Elsa Heidorn
Laramie, WY – The Game and Fish Department has laid out its final brucellosis plan of seven that cover the state. This last plan lays out options for managing the Jackson elk herd, which includes the Gros Ventre winter elk feedgrounds. The Game and Fish Department's Chris Colligan says they will not implement some of the ideas in the plan right away. "The plan really outlines all the options that are possible," he said. "And many of those may not be feasible at this time, but if factors change in the future we will continue to monitor conditions and re-evaluate the plans in the future," he added. One of those options is to eliminate the elk feedground completely. But Colligan says that's not possible right now because the elk would wander into other areas that cannot support them. Meantime, Game and Fish will continue to vaccinate the elk against brucellosis.