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Stories of the Year: One deer leads to big changes, CWD in deer December 31, 2011 Minnesota

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Stories of the Year: One deer leads to big changes December 31, 2011 Minnesota, Post-Bulletin

... In January, the Department of Natural Resources announced that a test done on the deer [a doe shot by an archer south of Pine Island] proved positive for the disease [chronic wasting] ... To control the spread of the disease, the DNR banned feeding of deer and told those raising deer or elk that they had to add another layer of fencing. The disease had been found several years earlier in an elk herd between Pine Island and Oronoco, and the entire herd was shot....  


Are deer coming back in former CWD zone? October 29, 2015 Minnesota, Post-Bulletin
... A doe shot by a bow hunter in 2010 near Pine Island tested positive for chronic wasting disease ... more liberal seasons and bag limits for deer, the area was left with about 4,000 fewer deer, knocking down the herd in the area anywhere from 10 percent to 25 percent ... 

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