A mule deer harvested on October 2, near Gillette from hunt area 18 has tested positive for chronic wasting disease, which is a brain disease that has been known to affect some deer, elk and moose. Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke says that the G&F has been conducting surveys since the rifle hunting season began.
The World Health Organization has been on record as saying that there is currently no evidence that CWD can be transmitted to humans. Nonetheless, both the WHO and the Center for Disease Control suggest that people do not eat any of the meat from an infected animal. More information on CWD can be found here, or here.