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Elk


WILDLIFE HEALTH
Photo of deformed elk hoof Elk Hoof Disease
Sporadic reports of lame elk or elk with overgrown or missing hooves have been received in southwest Washington since the mid 1990’s. Reports of this “hoof disease” have been increasing and hunters have regularly seen and sometimes harvested an elk with this condition.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Report Limping Elk or Dead Elk with Hoof Deformities

REGULATIONS & SEASONS

HUNTER REPORTING

SPECIAL HUNTS & RAFFLES

HUNTING PROSPECTS

GAME MEAT SAFETY

AGE DATA

GAME MANAGEMENT (Management Plans, Harvest Reports, etc.)

WILDIFE HEALTH

OTHER INFORMATION

GIS DATA CATALOG
The “GIS Data Catalog” on the WA State Geospatial Portal contains links that point to GIS data, web services and metadata hosted on state agency websites.  DFW GIS data sets include Elk Areas available for download.

http://geography.wa.gov/GeospatialPortal/dataDownload.shtml

 

 

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