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Chronic Wasting Disease Plan Approved

The Natural Resources Board approved a new plan at their September meeting to combat the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) among Wisconsin’s deer herd. Key features of the plan approved according to the DNR are:

-Continued surveillance and testing statewide and in the CWD-Management Zone.1310-Focused sharpshooting along the periphery of the disease.1310-Stable hunting season structure if deer numbers are moving toward the established population goal at a sufficient rate.

CWD is a fatal prion disease caused by an infecting protein which affects the nervous system of deer, moose, and elk and is present in both wild and captive deer in the upper Great Lakes and plains region of the country. For more information about CWD and the adopted plan, click the link above.