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Game and Fish finds CWD


The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveillance program has found the disease in a new deer hunt area. CWD is a fatal neurological disease of deer, elk and moose.

Staff at the Game and Fish Department’s wildlife disease laboratory in Laramie confirmed the presence of CWD in a buck mule deer harvested on Oct. 2 near Flat Top Mountain, in deer hunt area 100, which lies about 15 miles northwest of Baggs. Deer hunt area 100 is bordered by CWD positive deer hunt areas 82 and 84 to the east and 98 to the northeast.

“This is our first new positive hunt area...

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