Game and Fish Find CWD in New Hunt Area Near Sheridan

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Game and Fish Find CWD in New Hunt Area Near Sheridan

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently euthanized a white-tailed deer that was showing signs of chronic wasting disease. According to a Game and Fish news release, the deer tested positive for the fatal neurological disease that affects deer, elk and moose.

The animal was found in deer hunt area 24, near Big Horn. Game and Fish personnel continue to watch for animals that appear to be sick and continue to collect samples of deer, elk and moose through hunter field checks and at CWD sampling stations. Game and Fish collect and analyze more than 1,600 CWD samples throughout the state annually.

Hunters who wish to have their deer, elk or moose tested for the disease outside of the department’s surveillance program can do so by contacting the Wyoming State Veterinary Lab at (307) 766-9925.

SheridanWyoming.com

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