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CWD reaches a new northern limit with discovery of deer disease in Beltrami County

 

April 16, 2021

A 10-point buck with velvet antlers in summer. Minnesota deer hunters will notice new regulations next week when the DNR releases its rule book for the 2019 season. Among the expected changes? A statewide youth hunt over MEA weekend. ORG XMIT: MIN2017012804090088 ORG XMIT: MIN1907250953215254

The latest confirmed spread of chronic wasting disease has taken the dreaded deer threat as far north as it's ever been found in Minnesota, to an area northeast of Bemidji where tribal hunting is now at increased risk for CWD.

State officials earlier this month confirmed that the contagious and always fatal neurological disease in deer, elk and moose was discovered in a dead, commercialized white-tailed deer inside the fence of a farm recently cited for a record-keeping violation. The animal was acquired in 2019 from the same deer farm in Winona County that sourced another CWD-positive deer. That animal was living at a deer farm in Houston County when the disease was detected five months ago.

State officials say that chronic wasting disease (CWD) cases[03] at two other Minnesota deer farms 370 miles away from [03]each other, one in Houston County and another on a farm northeast of Bemidji, likely originated at a deer farm in Winona County.

https://www.startribune.com/cwd-reaches-a-new-northern-limit-with-discovery-of-deer-disease-in-beltrami-county/600046519/

 

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