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Town's CWD concerns rise

Deer wasting disease may be more prevalent than thought, prompting year-round cull

Sundance is implementing a year-round deer cull in response to evidence that chronic wasting disease (CWD) may be much more prevalent than previously thought in the vicinity of the city.

Game Warden Nate Holst attended last week’s meeting of the city council to present a proposal from Wyoming Game & Fish.

Most years, explained Holst, the city applies for a license to cull a certain number of deer. This year, the quota was 50 deer, which was subsequently filled.

However, seven of those 50 deer tested positive for CWD.

This could be a reason for concern, Holst told the council. The Black Hills r...