Commission gives initial approval for elk brucellosis plan November 9, 2012 Montana

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Commission gives initial approval for elk brucellosis plan November 9, 2012 Montana, Montana Standard
... FWP could develop late season hunts beyond Feb. 15; use hunt coordinators for management hunts; use the season structure to address harboring of elk by private landowners; develop adaptive hunting regulations; and/or reduce the winter herd sizes.  
With the habitat alternative, the state could consider ways to promote spatial separation of elk and livestock during critical brucellosis risk periods ... The elk-to-livestock transmission threatens landowner tolerance for elk ...



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