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Game & Fish sampling for CWD in mule deer

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department needs help from mule deer hunters this fall collecting lymph node samples for chronic wasting disease testing (CWD). Samples are requested from any mule deer harvested in the Black Hills (Hunt Areas 1-6).

CWD is a fatal disease of the central nervous system in mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk and moose. Game and Fish has tracked the distribution and prevalence of CWD since 1997 to better understand how it affects deer and elk populations. Hunters submitting samples from their harvested deer are crucial to help understand the impacts of this disease in wild...

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