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A plague coming to Yellowstone elk? Chronic wasting disease has biologists, hunters concerned

On a map, “Deer Hunt Area 17” is unlikely to ring any bells of geographic recognition, even for residents in hunting-crazed Wyoming.


Located northwest of Gillette in the Powder River Basin—a sweep of rolling, mostly treeless high plains embedded in the largest coal-producing region in America—Hunt Area 17 on Monday, December 19, 2016 became one of the latest in Wyoming to have a publicly-confirmed case of Chronic Wasting Disease.


http://mountainjournal.org/a-wildlife-plague-is-coming-to-yellowstone

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