September 26, 2020

Scientists Will Test Killed Idaho Elk For Disease And Genetic Make-up

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Idaho wildlife official were successful yesterday in killing 8 escaped elk, well they are pretty sure they are the escaped elk. Five of the cow elk carried small aluminum ear tags but three calves had no such tags.

Tissue samples from the elk will be sent for testing. Officials hope to be able to determine how great the risk is in having the other elk still roaming free that escaped back in August. The tests hope to show whether the animals are diseased and what their genetic make-up is.

*All posts on the topic:
More Elk Killed In Idaho – Some By Hunters
Idaho Elk Farmer Plans To Sue The State
Scientists Will Test Killed Idaho Elk For Disease And Genetic Make-up
A Helicopter, A Plane And 25 Agents Can’t Find 160 Domestic Elk
Escaped Idaho Elk Being Slaughtered. Wyoming Ordered To Kill Elk Also

Tom Remington

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