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Two deer test positive for CWD

Two deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), one each in Portage and Juneau counties, reported the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

These are the first positives in wild deer populations for both counties.

“Any CWD positive in a new county is noteworthy, but neither of these positives was completely unexpected,” said Kris Belling, DNR regional wildlife program manager. “We’ve been performing surveillance in Juneau County due to the proximity of the CWD management zone boundary and we’ve been sampling in Portage County for 10 years after positives were discovered on a former game farm.”

Tuesday, January 08, 2013 7:43 PM

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