Wyoming will study closing elk feedgrounds to slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease as long as the move maintains population objectives, a draft plan for the disease says.

The draft focuses attention on Wyoming’s 22 feedgrounds, where elk are artificially concentrated in winter making it easier for diseases to spread. Closures would occur on a case-by-case basis if Wyoming Game and Fish Department determines it can replace supplemental feed with natural winter range. 

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