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WICHITA MOUNTIANS NWR HOSTS CONTROLLED ELK HUNT
Southwest Region, December 17, 2004
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Two controlled Elk hunts were conducted at the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge. The annual event is a cooperative effort between the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) and the WMNWR.

The first hunt was held December 7-9, 2004. A total of 79 hunters had an overall success rate of 77%. The total count taken was 23 bulls and 38 cows. The second hunt was held December 14-16, 2004. A total of 81 hunters had an overall success rate of 78%. The total count taken was 23 cows and 40 bulls.

USDA/APHIS personnel collected samples from Rocky Mountain Elk to test for Chronic Wasting Disease.

Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov



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