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WICHITA MOUNTAINS NWR HOSTS CONTROLLED ELK HUNTS
Southwest Region, December 30, 2005
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Three controlled Elk hunts were conducted at the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge (WMNWR) during the months of November and December. The annual event is a cooperative effort between the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) and the WMNWR. A total of 234 permits were issued with 212 hunters participating. The total count taken was 66 bulls and 66 cows for an overall success rate of 62.2%. USDA/APHIS personnel collected samples from Elk to test for Chronic Wasting Disease.

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



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