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Elk Hoof Disease in Southwest Washington

Observation Reporting Form

Provide You can provide any photos or videos you have taken of the hoof deformity at the bottom of this form. 

Date of Observation: / / (mm/dd/yyyy)

Name of reporting party

Phone number


Observation Location
Please provide location information using either GPS coordinates selections provided below.

GPS Map Instructions: Move the map with your mouse and click on the location of your observation. A red cross will appear on the map indicating the location of your observation. You may zoom in to provide a more exact location.

* Zoom to location and click on map to fill in Observation Latitude and Longitude

These coordinates are based on: Very accurate site GPS reading   Very accurate map reading
  General area GPS reading   General area map reading

Is this observation from a harvested elk? Yes No 

What type of habitat did the observation occur in?

Forest - clearcut
Forest - brushfields
Forest - young seral stages
Forest - mature forested stands
Urban (i.e. backyard)

Did the observation occur on:

Public land
Private land
Do not know

Total number elk observed in the group: 
(If you do not know put "UNK")

How many in the total number of elk observed were:
 (If you do not know put "UNK")

Adult females (cows)?
Adult males (bulls)?

How long were the elk observed for?

Fleeting glimpse
10 min
30 min
1 hour
> 1 hour

Were the elk observed with binoculars or spotting scopes? Yes No

Did you see any elk limping? Yes No

Did you observe any dead elk that were not harvested through hunting with a hoof deformity?   Yes No

Are you reporting an observation for another party?   Yes No 

Additional Comments (limit to 250 characters)

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Provide Media Uploads
Please send us photographs or movies of your observation. No single file may be larger than 8 mb in size.
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avi, mp4, wmv, mov
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* I agree to the terms and conditions: Yes, I agree.


Thank you for your submitting your report!