Lander, Wy –
The Wyoming Brucellosis Coordination Team has drafted about a dozen recommendations to prevent the spread of the disease from wildlife to cattle and improving surveillance. The state task force wants the Game and Fish Department to update their Brucellosis Management Plans for each western Wyoming Elk Herd Unit, with specific plans for each feedground within a Herd Unit. Rancher and Coordination Team Member Rob Hendry says these are to be made in consultation with nearby livestock producers.
Sportsmen on the task force also thought they should be in on drafting these plans. But Hendry says the recommendation's intent is to reduce brucellosis transmission from elk to cattle. So he says it has simple just ranchers and the Game and Fish sitting down and coordinating then taking their work out for public review.