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Hoof Rot

Posted on 7th June 2013 at 17:21

Local residents who have been complaining about elk with hoof rot in game units around the area are finally getting their day in front of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. Mark Smith with the Friends of Mount St. Helens says that hoof rot is a formal agenda items on tomorrow’s meeting schedule; he says that concerned citizens will finally have their chance to comment, and Washington Fish and Wildlife will discuss their plans for dealing with the issue. Smith claims that up to 50 percent of elk in the western part of the state are infected with hoof rot. He says that a public comment period is planned for tomorrow’s meeting, which is being held in the Natural Resources Building on Washington Street in Olympia. He says that you need to be there by 8:15 to get signed up for a commentary slot. Additional details are available by contacting the Fish and Wildlife Commission.