October 30, 2019

Deer test positive for chronic wasting

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

Two mule deer taken in September have tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), including one taken during the archery season from deer gun unit 4B in McKenzie County, where CWD had not previously been found. The other deer was harvested during the youth season in unit 3A1 in Divide County where CWD was first detected last fall.
North Dakota Game and Fish Department wildlife veterinarian Dr. Charlie Bahnson said the finding in 4B marks the first detection of CWD in the badlands.

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