Deer tests positive for CWD in disease management zone

A deer taken during the opening weekend of archery season in southeastern Minnesota’s disease management zone has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
A hunter harvested the adult male deer about one mile east of Preston in the center of the CWD management zone. Mandatory surveillance is in effect for the area, which is designated as deer permit area 603.
Eighteen deer harvested in the disease management zone have tested positive for the disease since fall 2016.


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