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Deer numbers could challenge hunters

According to Game Warden Chris Teter, hunting season this year will bring a mixture of opportunities and rewards across the local area, with elk most prevalent on private land, an excellent production season for turkeys but a disease-caused die-off among deer.

The Wyoming Game & Fish Department is also now actively monitoring the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer throughout the state.


Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) has caused a "fairly significant" die-off among deer over the last couple of months, Teter says.

"White-tailed deer numbers are down about 25% area-wide from...

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