The Wyoming Game & Fish Department invites hunters and landowners to two public meetings to continue a discussion about CWD options for several hunt areas in the eastern portion of the Big Horn Basin. These meetings will focus on most of the deer units in the eastern Big Horn Basin. These units are as follows, units 41, 47, and 164. Likewise, deer units 35, 37, 39, and 40 will also be discussed.
As a result of CWD spreading, the WGFD has continued to hold more meetings for different areas. The first of the two meetings will be held on Feb. 9th in Greybull at the Town Hall at 6 p.m. The second meeting will be held at the Washakie Co. Fairgrounds in Worland at 6 p.m. on Feb. 10th.
Back in August of 2021, the WGFD held meetings in the area to provide an overview of CWD, the CWD management plan, and survey public support for various management options. These two meetings will be a continuation of those earlier meetings and will look to move closer to developing a CWD management plan for the area.
“Local Game and Fish managers are interested in continuing conversations about potential management options to slow the spread and reduce the prevalence of the disease. We encourage anyone who is concerned about CWD to attend one of these meetings.” – Eric Maichak, Regional Wildlife Disease Biologist.
During the last several years the WGFD has held CWD meetings for several areas in an effort to create new CWD management plans for deer and elk. Likewise, the state recently reworked its CWD management plan as a whole in an effort to slow the disease.