WDFW Will Hold Ppublic Meetings On Hoof Disease
OLYMPIA – State wildlife managers believe they are close to determining the cause of hoof disease in southwest Washington elk and plan to hold two meetings in April to share results to date and answer questions from the public.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has scheduled public meetings at the following times and locations:
• Vancouver – April 15, 6-8 p.m., Community Room, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way.
• Chehalis – April 16, 6-8 p.m., V.R. Lee Community Building (Recreation Park), 221 S.W. 13th Street.
Sandra Jonker, WDFW regional wildlife manager, said department staff will discuss results to date of ongoing tests designed to identify the cause of deformed or missing hooves in elk, primarily in Cowlitz, Pacific and Wahkiakum counties.