Montana's plan to fight the spread of a fatal wildlife disease is getting stricter April 15, 2018

Montana Deer Disease News and Information Archive



... The idea would be to substantially reduce the number of bucks, which are the main carriers of the disease, in hopes of reducing the spread of CWD ... on the low end a sample size of 112 deer would be needed for a deer population of 250. On the high end a sample of 195 deer would be needed for a herd of 5,000 animals... the draft plan

Fish and Wildlife Commission approves update to CWD plan May 1, 2018 Montana, Great Falls Tribune
... FWP held two special CWD hunts within the infected areas. Information combined from the special hunts and general season suggests that CWD infects 2 percent of mule deer, 1 percent of white-tailed deer within the Bridger Special Hunt Area, and less than 1 percent of mule deer in the Sage Creek Special Hunt Area...

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