The Wyoming Game & Fish has confirmed that a cow elk tested positive for CWD in unit 113. Elk unit 113 is located in the Sheridan management Region. The unit sits just southeast of the town of Wright, Wyoming. Likewise, unit 113 borders units 123 to the north and 129 to the west, where CWD was detected in 2020 and 2021, respectively.

In an effort to keep hunters in the know, the Wyoming Game & Fish report any new findings when it comes to CWD.

“Elk Hunt Area 113 is the fifth new elk area confirmed as CWD-positive this year.” – Hank Edwards, Game and Fish Wildlife Health Laboratory Supervisor.

Now unit 113 will be placed on the list of CWD epidemic units. This list tracks all the units with the state that have had animals test positive for the disease. CWD is an always-fatal disease. As a result, Wyoming Game & Fish monitor CWD areas closely. If the data shows that different management plans are needed they then implement new harvest objectives within the units.

Wyoming tries its best to test as many animals as possible to keep track of the disease. Hunters are an important component in helping Game and Fish understand the disease and achieve CWD monitoring goals. As a result, Wyoming has a program that enters hunters into a raffle for prizes if they submit their CWD samples. You can read more about this program by clicking here.

“Each CWD sample we receive, especially from our focus surveillance areas, is valuable for monitoring and understanding  the disease. Please make an effort to submit a CWD sample of your harvest.” – Hank Edwards, Game and Fish Wildlife Health Laboratory Supervisor.

You can read more about CWD in Wyoming by checking out the Wyoming Game & Fish website. You can be transferred to their website by clicking here.

So, what are your thoughts on elk unit 113 having CWD? Have you ever taken an animal with CWD? Let us know in the comments!

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