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Volume 5, Number 23 - September 1, 2005
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Reporter's Notes


The Greater Yellowstone Interagency Brucellosis Committee postponed its tri-annual meeting planned for late August in Idaho Falls. The meeting is tentatively rescheduled for the last week in October and will take place in Idaho Falls.

The rescheduling is due to many factors occurring in the brucellosis field recently, including the recent vaccination research symposium held in Laramie by the United States Animal Health Association.

"Many of our members attended and were active in developing better vaccine technologies," said Jose Diez, Chair of GYIBC executive committee. "We are postponing the scheduled meeting to give our members a chance to digest what they've learned and come back to the GYIBC more productive than ever before."

The GYIBC is a multi-state and federal interagency effort to collectively identify and implement equitable solutions to concerns about brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area while moving towards the elimination of the disease that is not native to wildlife.


Wyoming Game and Fish Commission will meet Sept. 8 and 9 in the Wyoming Game and Fish Regional Office at 3030 Energy Lane in Casper.

On the agenda for Thursday is a discussion of chronic wasting disease, adoption of a commission policy to formally assign responsibility to the department for administration and implementation of instream flow rights, sage grouse project proposals and the brucellosis management plan pilot project. Friday morning's agenda items include the use of federal funds for wolf research, animal damage management board funding and regulations governing commercial game bird farms and governing uses of lands and waters 'acquired or administered' by the commission.


Wyoming Senator Bruce Burns and Representative Jim Slater, co-chairmen of the Wyoming Legislature's task force on hunting segments of tourism, announced the task force will meet at 9 a.m. Sept. 6 at the Wyoming Game and Fish Regional Office, located at 3030 Energy Lane in Casper.

The purpose of the meeting is to review draft legislation addressing the need to increase enforcement of outfitting licensing requirements and to review draft legislation creating a "closed pool" of elk licenses for clients of licensed outfitters.

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