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Second CWD positive deer found in Grant County December 16, 2013 Wisconsin

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Second CWD positive deer found in Grant County December 16, 2013 Wisconsin, WDNR News
...  A second deer in Grant County from outside the current chronic wasting disease management zone has tested positive for the disease. The 1.5-year-old buck was killed and registered Nov. 24.  The most recent CWD-positive deer was harvested near the center of the county about 7.5 miles from the border of the CWD management zone and about four miles from the first positive which was buck shot during the 2012 season.
“This is why we have focused surveillance around the fringes of the CWD management zone, to better understand the distribution of the disease and identify the presence of the disease in periphery areas,” said Don Bates, DNR CWD operations supervisor. “Based on the 2012 positive deer, and what is known about the disease and how it spreads, finding another CWD-positive outside the current zone boundary was not unexpected.”
     This is the third year that DNR has focused surveillance around the boundaries of the existing CWD management zone. Sampling of deer is voluntary in these areas and in Grant County, DNR partners with private businesses to collect samples.

... The DNR has been focusing surveillance around the fringes of the CWD management zone to better understand the distribution of the disease ... The DNR believes more than 20 percent of adult male deer and about 9 percent of adult female deer in the state herd carry the disease now...


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