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Deer disease outbreak identified in county

Local hunt areas also on the focus list for Chronic Wasting Disease this year

ase (EHD) in white-tailed deer and pronghorn has seen cases identified across the east of Wyoming, including in Crook County.

The Wyoming Game & Fish Department last week announced that it was actively tracking the outbreak of EHD, which is confirmed in the Arvada area as well as near Douglas, Laramie and Cheyenne.

The disease was confirmed in Crook County near Moorcroft on September 6.

EHD is not unusual in Wyoming; in fact, wildlife managers say they see it in big game every year. However, 2021 could be one of those years when the disease has a bigger impact.

“This year seems worse, but...

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