Arizona Game and Fish Department

A herd of Arizona elk shipped to West Virginia in 2018 for a restoration project has been hit hard by a brain worm disease. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports. 


A West Virginia wildlife official says nearly one-third of the elk herd transported from Arizona two years ago have died from a parasite.


The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking hunters to help monitor the potential spread of Chronic Wasting Disease---a neurodegenerative wildlife disease fatal to deer and elk.


Arizona wildlife managers are taking preventive measures against a disease that can kill deer, elk and other animals.