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CWD found in deer hunt area near Hanna

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department diagnosed chronic wasting disease (CWD) for the first time in Deer Hunt Area 161 in the town of Hanna, Wyoming.

1/29/2018 2:30:12 PM

Cheyenne - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department diagnosed chronic wasting disease (CWD) for the first time in Deer Hunt Area 161 in the town of Hanna, Wyoming. The Game and Fish Wildlife Health Laboratory confirmed CWD in a buck mule deer that was found dead.

Deer Hunt Area 161 is bordered on all sides by hunt areas where CWD has been found previously. A map of CWD endemic areas is available on the Game and Fish website.

Game and Fish shares the CDC recommendation that hunters should strongly consider getting their animals tested if harvested in a known CWD endemic area and not to consume any animal that is obviously ill or tests positive for CWD.

Last year, Game and Fish personnel tested 3,351 CWD samples throughout the state, a significant increase from past years.

Please visit the Game and Fish website for more information on chronic wasting disease transmission and regulations on transportation and disposal of carcasses.

(Renny MacKay (307) 777-4594)

- WGFD -


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