Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors columnist 

The other border problem


February 20, 2019

Build the wall!

No. Not that one.

Build one up here.

Not real tall, just tall enough to keep the deer out.

Chronic wasting disease was introduced to north central Montana in part from deer that escaped Canadian game farms. Fatal to deer, but not found to be transmissible to humans, CWD, was first reported in Montana in 2017. Prior to the 2018 hunting season, 26 deer in Montana tested positive for the disease. Twenty-one of those deer came from the Hi-line.

Any deer harvested north of Highway 2 must now be tested for CWD.

Although it would be a case of closing the barn door after the cows es...

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