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Animal Damage Management Board meet this week

Animal Damage Management Board meeting- May 2021
Animal Damage Management Board meeting- May 2021(Valeria Fugate)
Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 8:15 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -Suppose you’ve noticed a lack of predators in your county. In that case, chances are you’ll have the Wyoming animal damage management board to thank for it.

They are responsible for controlling animals that harm livestock, wildlife propagation and spread diseases like rabies and salmonella...

Established in 2004 they work with Wyoming statutes to uniform predator management. The board works with the department of agriculture and game and fish... Funding counties with grants.

The board works with the department of agriculture and game and fish... Funding counties with grants.

19 out of Wyoming’s 23 counties use this statute’s funding... For damage that can total up to 40 percent of farmer’s and rancher’s losses.

Predatory animals include bears, coyotes, skunks, ravens, mountain lions and wolves.

Counties can also pay into this program and have earmarked funds allocated by the state, giving counties a head start controlling damage from animals on the ground and in the air.

Meetings will continue till tomorrow when directors decide on new county funding.

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