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Deer Taken in Grant County Positive for CWD

Created: 12/17/2013 11:04 AM WDIO.com

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Department of Natural Resources says a deer taken outside the chronic wasting disease management zone in Grant County has tested positive for CWD.

The DNR says the buck was killed near the center of the county and registered Nov. 24. The buck was taken about four miles from where a deer was shot and tested positive in 2012.

The DNR's CWD operations supervisor Don Bates says the state has focused surveillance around the fringes of the CWD management zone to better understand how the disease spreads. Sampling of deer in the peripheral areas is voluntary, so the DNR partners with private businesses to collect samples.

The agency says the second positive test in Grant County doesn't change any remaining hunting seasons.

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