Bull Elk From Blanding Preserve Tests Positive

February 2, 2015
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Bull Elk(Blanding, Utah)- A bull elk, raised on a private elk ranch near Blanding and  shot in a private northern Utah hunting park has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), Utah Department of Agriculture officials, have confirmed. Confirmation of the neurological disease’s presence means the approximately 20 wild deer and two moose fenced in on the Broadmouth Canyon Ranch in Liberty will have to be killed to be tested, reports outdoor writer Brett Prettyman. Officials also say the entire herd of elk — more than 60 animals — at the Howe’s Elk Ranching operation near Blanding, where the CWD-positive bull came from, will also have to be destroyed and tested.

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