3 deer harvested in Blaine County have tested positive for chronic wasting disease November 16, 2018 Montana

Montana Deer Disease News and Information Archive



... The deer were harvested within the 2018 priority surveillance area, which includes the northern half of Blaine County... 

Deer in Blaine County test positive for CWD November 15, 2018 Montana, FWP News
... Test results from three deer harvested in Blaine County have tested positive for chronic wasting disease.  The deer were harvested within the 2018 priority surveillance area, which includes the northern half of Blaine County.  As a result, the northern part of Blaine County — north of U.S. Highway 2 — has been designated a CWD-positive area ..,

... test results from CWD surveillance samples taken during the last week of Montana’s general hunting season showed nine more deer to be suspect of chronic wasting disease..,
     More CWD in Montana Deer Tissue Samples December 5, 2018, klyq
... So far this year, 22 deer are strongly suspected of having Chronic Wasting Disease, according to the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks...

FWP official says state in good position as threat of wildlife disease spreads December 10, 2018 Montana, Helena Independent Record
... As more cases of chronic wasting disease are diagnosed in hunter-killed deer in north-central Montana, the Fish and Wildlife Commission approved a larger deer harvest in the Carbon County area in an attempt to slow the disease’s spread..,

FWP works to prevent chronic wasting disease March 5, 2019 Montana, NBC Montana
... In 2018 they tested nearly 2,000 deer, elk and moose and found about 26 tested positive for CWD. They found most of the diseased game along the Hi-Line near the Canadian border ...

... During the 2018 season, FWP collected a total of 1,922 samples from mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk and moose. FWP detected 26 new cases of CWD among wild deer, including 21 cases along the northern border ...

Addressing Chronic Wasting Disease in Montana April 24, 2019 Wyoming, Bitterroot Star
... CWD was first found in Montana in 2017...  In 2018, FWP detected 26 new cases of CWD among wild deer, including 21 cases along the northern border in every county from Liberty County east to the North Dakota border, and five cases within the CWD-positive area south of Billings...

The Report from FWP

Fish & Wildlife - Region 7

Thu Apr 11 10:03:00 MDT 2019

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks recently completed the 2018 Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Report. The report is available on the FWP website.

During the 2018 season, FWP collected a total of 1,922 samples from mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk and moose. FWP detected 26 new cases of CWD among wild deer, including 21 cases along the northern border in every county from Liberty County east to the North Dakota border, and five cases within the CWD-positive area south of Billings.

Prevalence of CWD in the northern CWD-positive hunting districts (HDs 400, 401, 600, 611, 670, and 640) averaged 2 percent in mule deer, and 1 percent in white-tailed deer. Among these hunting districts, prevalence varied from 2 to 4 percent among mule deer and 0 to 4 percent among white-tailed deer.

South of Billings, CWD prevalence was estimated to be 2 percent in mule deer and 1 percent in white-tailed deer. Prevalence varied across hunting districts ranging from less than 1 percent to 6 percent in mule deer and 0 to 1 percent among white-tailed deer

FWP has been conducting surveillance for CWD since 1998, and first detected the fatal disease in wild deer in 2017.

For more information about CWD, including the complete 2018 surveillance report, visit fwp.mt.gov and click on CWD.


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