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CWD testing finds a total of 34 positives in 2018-2019 season May 16, 2019 Minnesota

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CWD testing finds a total of 34 positives in 2018-2019 season May 16, 2019 Minnesota, DNR News
     Chronic wasting disease sampling has wrapped up, with just over 8,000 samples collected and tested from November 2018 through April 2019, which will inform CWD surveillance zones and boundaries for the 2019 hunting season. Across the state, 34 wild deer tested positive for the disease: 27 in deer permit area 603 in southeastern Minnesota; six in southeastern Minnesota, outside of DPA 603; and one in north central Minnesota. (No wild deer tested positive for CWD in central Minnesota.) Since 2016, a total of 51 CWD positive wild deer have been identified. Complete test results are available on the DNR’s CWD test results page.

... The decision to prohibit the attractants is part of the battle against chronic wasting disease (CWD). Recently, CWD was found in a wild deer that was living in Crow Wing County and, in an attempt to limit the risk of deer transmitting that disease, the use of attractants has been banned in counties that surround Crow Wing..,

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