Lawmaker seeks to ban deer urine imports

Print Article

HELENA — A Montana lawmaker is proposing a ban on deer and elk urine that hunters use to attract bucks, if it comes from a state with documented cases of chronic wasting disease.

Democratic Sen. Jill Cohenour also wants to keep out animal carcasses that come from those states with the fatal neurological disease.

Montana hasn’t found any wildlife with chronic wasting disease — and it wants to keep it that way.

But Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Ron Aasheim says the disease has been found in two states and a Canadian province surrounding Montana and it is likely only a matter of time.

Mitch King of the Archery Trade Association says his organization has been working with commercial producers to ensure the deer urine they sell doesn’t come from animals with the disease.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Ronan Events Center to host speech & debate divisionals

January 19, 2018 at 9:59 am | Lake County Leader Basic mathematics can easily quantify the magnitude of the Class A Divisional Speech & Debate Tournament that will take place Saturday afternoon at the Ronan Events Center. The all-day tourn...

Comments

Read More

Cash prizes for top three winners of talent show

January 18, 2018 at 5:04 pm | Lake County Leader Organizers of Mission Valley Has Talent have announced prizes for the March 9 competition. The first place winner will take home $500, second place will take $300 and third place will receive $200, ...

Comments

Read More

Linderman students attend math “boot camp”

January 18, 2018 at 10:00 am | Lake County Leader Making her way through the line, Greta Lund showed staff and volunteers a card filled with ingredients for an ice cream sundae. The third grader at Linderman Elementary explained that she learned ...

Comments

Read More

Swan Mission Search & Rescue trains on frozen lake

January 18, 2018 at 9:59 am | Lake County Leader On a damp Sunday morning, overcast skies and rolling fog added to a somber feeling that hung heavily in the air, over Swan Lake and up into the mountains. The only sound besides the calming silenc...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 883-4343
PO BOX 1090
Polson, MT 59860

©2018 Lake County Leader Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X