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Town deer tests show improvement

CWD still widespread across Wyoming

The number of tests coming back positive for chronic wasting disease is holding steady, according to the latest data from the Wyoming Game & Fish Department.

Crook County’s deer hunt areas were on the high priority list for testing in 2023, along with a large portion of the west of the state and several to the south and center.

Hunters in high priority areas are asked to submit samples for testing to help the department monitor the spread of the always-fatal disease.

From those areas, and from all across the state, a total of 5100 samples from big game animals returned 711 positive results. Th...