Libby CWD, Wildlife management plan likely to pass by resolution April 27, 2021 Montana

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Libby CWD, Wildlife management plan likely to pass by resolution April 27, 2021 Montana, The Western News
... Officials opted to tackle deer first because of the high prevalence of chronic wasting disease within city limits.  Though fewer animals tested for the disease came back positive this year, in 2020 officials estimated that 13 out of every 100 of the animals within city limits were infected..,


... Eighteen white-tailed deer have now tested positive since the count started this spring... Officials also hope to trap an additional 200 deer in Libby, where the disease has primarily been found...

Libby City Council tables CWD management plan October 11, 2019 Montana, The Western News
... Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks have been working with the city to manage symptomatic town deer.  FWP officials built several clover traps, essentially mesh cages, to catch deer. Once trapped, wildlife officials take the deer from the site and euthanize them to collect testing samples...

Cases of CWD white-tailed deer piling up in Libby October 5, 2019 Montana, The Western News
...If confirmed, the new result marks the 11th detection of CWD out of 165 samples collected and submitted from the Libby area so far this year.  Results are currently pending for 30 samples...

Tenth Libby deer likely CWD positive September 23, 2019 Montana, MTPR.org
... another white-tailed deer is likely positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Libby. If confirmed, this would be the tenth deer to test positive since the spring...

Seventh deer tests positive for CWD September 18, 2019 Montana, Bonner County Daily Bee
... a white-tailed deer in Lincoln County is suspected to be positive for chronic wasting disease ... he doe would mark the seventh detection of chronic wasting disease in the Libby area...
Additional suspected CWD case reported in Libby area September 11, 2019 Montana, KPAX-TV
... State wildlife officials are reporting that two additional white-tailed deer in the Libby area are suspected to be positive of chronic wasting disease...

... a white-tailed deer that was road-killed near the Lincoln County landfill is suspected to be positive of chronic wasting disease...
... FWP hopes to sample 200 animals in town through trapping and the same number from hunting within a 10-mile radius around Libby. FWP sold 600 extra white-tailed deer tags for this fall in hopes of obtaining that goal... 

CWD Hunt Aims To Inform FWP Disease Management Strategies August 19, 2019 Montana, Montana Public Radio
... The hunt isn’t intended to eradicate CWD in the management zone, which encompasses the 10-mile radius around Libby, but it could help managers understand CWD’s prevalence. Five white-tails have tested positive so far...

... If confirmed, it would mark the sixth detection of CWD in Libby. The first detection occurred in late May and was the first time CWD had been detected in the wild west of the Continental Divide...

Libby to cull urban deer, sets special hunt August 2, 2019 Montana, Missoulian
...While the state agency is finalizing details of the Special CWD hunt in the Libby area, it plans to offer 600 white-tailed deer antlerless B licenses in the management zone ... “CWD is the most serious threat to our big game herds and it demands aggressive action,” ...
3 more CWD cases identified in Libby July 3, 2019 Montana, NBC Montana
... Biologists found the disease in Libby earlier this year, the first time it's been identified west of the continental divide in Montana... a press release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks ..,
... The sample was collected from a white-tailed buck that appeared symptomatic and was removed inside city limits near the site of the first detection...

... Chronic Wasting Disease was recently found in a white-tailed doe that was killed within the city limits of Libby. Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials collected the doe after residents reported seeing a very emaciated and sick-looking deer..,

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