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Connecticut Reminds Hunters Of Deer Imports November 12, 2012

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Connecticut Reminds Hunters Of Deer Imports November 12, 2012 Outdoor News Daily
With the recent confirmation of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a Pennsylvania deer, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding hunters of the ban on importing intact deer carcasses from CWD-positive jurisdictions, such as Pennsylvania and New York, into Connecticut ...

... To date, CWD has been found in wild or captive deer or elk in 22 states ... CWD is a contagious neurological disease fatal to deer, moose, elk, and other members of the cervid (deer) family.  Since Connecticut began testing in 2003, nearly 5,000 deer have tested negative for CWD.  Currently, Connecticut is only testing deer or moose displaying symptoms of disease ... 

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