Wow, that could get scary. Pennsylvania has a long standing elk herd, and it would be pretty tough on them if these captive ones get out there and inter-mix with the wild population. Hopefully they can track these ones down before they get that chance. If not, at least they can hope that any of the ones that come in contact with them are not infected with CWD, and then they will just add to the overall population of elk in that state.
Not sure what it would gdo for West Virginia, but we'll have to see. While it does not specifically say that this herd had tested positive or not for CWD, and it's only a couple of animals, you can't be too safe.
One of the things I struggle with when afield is keeping my rifle clean and in good working order. Small amounts of dust and dirt collect moisture; moisture can freeze rendering your action immovable when you need it most. I have seen this happen on multiple occasions, and over time, I’ve learned the cause and how to prevent this from happening.
The first thing that you need to avoid before going afield is leaving excess oil on the gun. Oil will trap dirt and sand in all the wrong places....