Deer Test Positive for CWD January 24, 2014 North Dakota, NDGF News

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Deer Test Positive for CWD January 24, 2014 North Dakota, NDGF News
Two bucks taken from unit 3F2 during the 2013 deer gun season tested positive for chronic wasting disease.  Both adult bucks, a mule deer and whitetail, were shot in western Grant County. Their heads were submitted for testing as part of the hunter-harvested surveillance program. Testing was performed at Michigan State University.
     In addition, results from the remaining 3F2 samples, as well as all samples from the eastern third of the state, should be known soon.  In total, five deer have tested positive for CWD since 2009, and all were from the same general area within unit 3F2 in southwestern North Dakota.
     CWD affects the nervous system of members of the deer family and is always fatal. Scientists have found no evidence that CWD can be transmitted naturally to humans or livestock.



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