Oklahoma family will lose 74 elk

Saturday, August 31st 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- U-S government workers will euthanize 74 Oklahoma elk that are infected with ``mad deer disease.''

The elk belong to Oklahoma County ranchers Don and Clyde Kaspereit.

The father and son will be paid about $360,000 for the elk.

The animals will be the second-to-last infected herd in the country that needs to be euthanized.

The deadly brain disease is in the same category as mad cow disease.