Idaho's permissiveness leads to elk on the lam

Herring, Hal
October 2006
High Country News;10/30/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 20, p21
The article focuses on the game-farming issue in Idaho specifically the escape of domestic elk from a game farm which the game wardens are trying to kill the escaped elk in a highly controversial control effort. The wildlife officials from Idaho, Wyoming and Montana are worried regarding interbreeding and the possible spread of bovine tuberculosis, brucellosis and chronic wasting disease. Colorado, Wyoming and Wisconsin have been spending millions of taxpayer dollars in an attempt to control chronic wasting disease. Game farmer Rulon Jones is looking for the last best complacent place to build huge fences, kill off the big game inside them and install domestic elk for clients to shoot.


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