Lawmakers consider study of wasting disease February 21, 2017 Montana

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Lawmakers consider study of wasting disease February 21, 2017 Montana, The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
... Senate Joint Resolution 9, which would order a study of chronic wasting disease... is spreading throughout the region and is likely to turn up in Montana... never been found in the wild in Montana, but it was discovered in a captive elk herd near Philipsburg in the late 1990s ..,

FWP adds checkpoint in Billings October 20, 2017  Montana, KTVQ Billings News
... Chronic Wasting Disease was found in elk on a game farm in Phillipsburg in 1999 but never in wild animals...

CWD: Reason for growing concern? November 29, 2018 Montana, Madisoniannews
... FWP tested more than 17,000 wild deer, elk, and moose for CWD with no positive detections between 1998 and 2016...  In 1999 ... CWD was found in a captive game farm deer herd outside Phillipsburg ... Because bucks are two to three times more likely to be infected and more likely to spread the disease, we can focus increased harvest on bucks..,

FWP ramps up Chronic Wasting Disease sampling November 8, 2016 Montana, Sidney Herald Leader
... The only documented cases of CWD in Montana were in captive animals at a game farm in Philipsburg in 1999; however, CWD has been detected in free-ranging populations in 19 other states and two Canadian provinces – some very near the border with Montana... there is little funding available for testing efforts ...

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