Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife


Where in the state does Elk Hoof Disease occur?

WDFW has received sporadic reports from observers in the Cowlitz River Basin of southwest Washington since the mid-1990s. Since 2008, reports have increased and spread west to Pacific County, north to Lewis County and south to Clark County.  Due to the rapid increase in observations since 2008, scientists believe a new disease may have entered the elk population at that time, different from the ones responsible for earlier reports.

See map of reported hoof deformities.

Related Questions


No attachments were found.

Question Details

Last Updated
10th of February, 2014

Would you like to...

Print this page  Print this page

Email this page  Email this page

Post a comment  Post a comment

 Subscribe me

Subscribe me  Add to favorites

Remove Highlighting Remove Highlighting

Edit this Question

Quick Edit

Export to PDF

User Opinions

No users have voted.

How would you rate this answer?

Thank you for rating this answer.