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Help Monitor Hoof Disease

Wildlife managers are seeking reports on elk with hoof deformities observed in specific areas of southwest Washington. 

How to report elk showing signs of hoof disease

State wildlife managers are seeking the public's help in determining the incidence and geographical distribution of hoof disease in southwest Washington elk herds.

The area of the map marked with green hash lines below is of primary interest in this effort, because more information is needed about the disease in that area. The department already has a substantial amount of documentation on diseased elk in the primary area of infection, which is marked with red crosshatches.

If you see elk that are limping or dead/harvested with hoof deformities in the area marked with green hash lines, please report your observations on this website.

As a reference point, the two colored/hash and crosshatched areas are divided into numbered Game Management Units (view GMU map).

Once you have submitted a report, a red "X" will appear on the master reporting map on the main Hoof Disease page.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife thanks all who contribute to this important effort.

Areas of Greatest Interest for Reporting on
Limping Elk or Dead Elk with Hoof Deformities
Map of Areas of Greatest Interest for Reporting on Limping Elk or Dead Elk with Hoof Deformities
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