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Breeders say state/federal mandates come with a price tag July 20, 2012 Texas, Southwest Farm Press
...The discovery of two mule deer in West Texas confirmed with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) ... attempts to eradicate CWD in other states, such as Wisconsin, have proven generally ineffective and have had disastrous effects on local economies dependent on hunting ... in April 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture [report] ... breeders across the nation have tested approximately 170,120 breeder cervids since 1998 and only 114 white-tailed deer tested positive for CWD - none of which were in Texas. The other 289 positive test results were reportedly from elk samples submitted by elk breeders. 



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