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Report dead sage grouse during West Nile virus season


All Wyomingites, especially landowners, are again being asked to assist in the management of the state’s sage grouse populations this summer by immediately reporting dead sage grouse to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department so they can be tested for West Nile virus.

Past research has shown sage grouse have low resistance to the disease, which is usually fatal to the birds. Evidence of West Nile virus has been reported in northeast Wyoming and in surrounding states.

Tom Christiansen, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s sage grouse biologist, said that while there is no sign yet of an o...

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