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Call to Action: Action Needed – Support SB 5892

Please support Senate Bill 5892 which allows for the harvest of elk out of season and without a tag if they have diseased hooves.

 

In seventeen Washington counties, elk populations suffer from treponeme-associated hoof disease, impacting not only the elk but also the health of our livestock’s hooves.

 

SB 5892 recognizes the challenges in managing this disease and emphasizes the role of private individuals in humane treatment and disease control. With proper documentation and reporting, private citizens would be allowed to harvest affected elk out of season and without a tag. This is a three-year pilot program which could provide valuable insights for future management efforts.


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