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CWD in Fillmore County – aggressive response is planned December 14, 2016 Minnesota,

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CWD in Fillmore County – aggressive response is planned December 14, 2016 Minnesota, Spring Grove Herald
... detection of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in southeastern Minnesota ...  “Testing (for CWD) is no longer voluntary, it’s mandatory for all deer that are harvested (in 603) with the exception of fawns,”... “We’re going to focus on yearlings and adult age classes. And the new boundary also restricts carcass movement...

... this fall turned up two animals positive for chronic wasting disease  ... The hunt will be indiscriminate, with does and bucks both targeted. The DNR expects as many as 300 fawns also will be killed — this in a region where special regulations in recent years have helped to cultivate a whitetail herd with proportionately more trophy bucks than any other area of the state...
          Hundreds crowd gym in Preston to hear DNR's deer details December 16, 2016 Minnesota, Post-Bulletin
... About 800 people crammed into the ... gym Thursday to hear details from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on the special deer hunt planned to deal with chronic wasting disease... Minnesota has had three recorded cases of CWD. The last case in the wild in the region was in Pine Island in 2010...

... Some at the meeting did express concern about this plan eliminating the deer population in the zone ... Olson says the Minnesota DNR seems to be ignoring reports out of other states that suggest population reductions are not successful in preventing the spread of CWD...

...  perhaps eliminate the spread of chronic wasting disease in southeastern Minnesota within about a 10-mile radius of Preston and include a deer-feeding ban in the five adjoining area counties... One of the actions planned in the disease management zone will be a special late-season deer hunt ...


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