G&F: Lander region Deer Hunt Area 157 now positive For Chronic Wasting Disease
Editor's note: That's two deer in Greater Yellowstone in a matter of days. It's only a matter of time until CWD hits the elk feedgrounds, and once it does — look out.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease of deer, elk, and moose has been discovered in deer hunt area 157, resulting in deer area 157 being included in the list of CWD positive deer hunt areas.
Lander Regional Wildlife Supervisor Jason Hunter said this case involved a mule deer doe that was harvested in early October in deer area 157 northwest of Pavillion. “This is the first time we have found CWD in this hunt area,” Hunter said. “However, the occurrence of CWD in area 157 is not a huge surprise. CWD has been documented in area 120, about 17 miles northeast of where this animal was harvested.”
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