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Wis. DNR Working on Tech to Pinpoint CWD Sample Origins

Wis. DNR Working on Tech to Pinpoint CWD Sample Origins Photo: WDIO-TV file

Created: July 19, 2019 04:10 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin wildlife officials are working on technology to help pinpoint where hunters killed deer they turn for testing for chronic wasting disease tests.

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Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Health Section Chief Tami Ryan told the agency board's CWD subcommittee on Thursday that hunter-supplied information on the location where they killed deer turned in for sampling can be imprecise, a problem when the agency is trying to closely monitor the disease's spread.

Ryan said the DNR is working on a pilot smartphone app that will prevent hunters from completing electronic registration until they enter the county, village or other location information. She added the agency is considering automated sample turn-in stations where hunters could enter precise location information.

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