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Tensions over deer farming surface in Minnesota's double outbreak of CWD February 20, 2017

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... As recently as Thanksgiving, Minnesota was thought to be CWD-free... a team of federal sharpshooters will join the DNR’s aggressive campaign to wipe out the disease where it sprang up in November in wild deer near Lanesboro... infections in captive deer — potentially cascading to multiple farms — have prompted state quarantines on five private deer herds ...

Minnesota brings in shooters in its fight to contain CWD February 26, 2017 Minneapolis Star Tribune... The highly trained federal sharpshooters ... are working around the clock to shoot as many deer in and around the small home range of four female deer that have tested positive for CWD... The Wildlife Services contract is not to exceed $290,000 ...

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