Subject: Elk Management In Areas With Brucellosis 2014 Proposed Work Plan
Date: 8/6/2013 6:05 PM

To the FWP Commissioners, Thank you for allowing me to participate in this public process. As I mentioned when I came to your July Commission meeting, there are serious issues with the management of the Elk Management in Areas of Brucellosis that desperately need your attention. The  2014 Proposed Work Plan is basically a repeat of the open ended document that was submitted to y'all in spring, with some "Covering my ass" measures thrown in and an attempt to explain why a local working group plan is not being submitted to you as directed by the commission on Jan. 10, 2013 (per MTFWP Commission minutes). The following are a number of points, just following the Work Plan layout, that I hope y'all look into. There are more concerns that are not even in this document. Please do not approve this current 2014 Proposed Work Plan.

With that I will conclude my comments, again asking you to please not pass this 2014 Work Plan, please do an audit of what has been taking place and please manage our elk as wildlife, for the benefit of Montana, her public and her hunting community, not certain private ranches and the livestock industry special interests. The reduction of brucellosis transmission can be attained without throwing our elk, the public process and accountability/transparency under the bus. Thank you for all your hard work.

Thank you, Kathryn QannaYahu