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Elk Brucellosis Study

A young bull elk stops to survey the territory after being captured for brucellosis testing in 2015 at the Fall Creek Feedground near Pinedale.

JACKSON (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is bringing together citizens, outfitters, activists and experts to develop recommendations on how to deal with elk feedgrounds and chronic wasting disease.

Game and Fish spokesman Mark Gocke tells the Jackson Hole News&Guide that it is another way for the agency to gather comment and feedback and help it make decisions on a complicated issue.

Chronic wasting disease is an incurable, degenerative neurological disorder that is fatal in elk, deer and moose.

Some conservationists and biologists say feedgrounds can spread the disease and have called for phasing out elk feeding in northwestern Wyoming.

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However, feedgrounds maintain considerable support from the ranching and hunting communities that say worries about chronic wasting disease impacts are overblown.

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