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Local hunt areas targeted for CWD sampling

 

September 1, 2022



The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has designated Crook County’s six deer hunt areas (1-6) as focus areas this year for monitoring Chronic Wasting Disease. Hunters are asked to submit lymph node samples from deer and elk taken within the county to help track the spread of the disease.

“Game and Fish is requesting samples from herds we’ve not addressed in a while, where we are trying to get a significant sample size so we can accurately determine what the CWD prevalence is in these herds,” said Hank Edwards, Game and Fish Wildlife Health Laboratory supervisor, in a press release.

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