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By Marc Kloker
MFWP Region 6 

Mule deer buck from HD 690 suspected positive for CWD, sampling effort continues


November 13, 2019

A mule deer buck harvested by a hunter in Hunting District (HD) 690 southwest of Chinook is suspected to be positive of chronic wasting disease (CWD). The hunter had submitted their sample for testing. A follow up test is being run to confirm the results.

Including the positives found in 2018, this marks the 21st detection of CWD in Region 6, and the first in HD 690. HD 690 will now be considered part of the Northern Montana CWD Management Zone, and animal transport restrictions will apply to HD 690.

In 2019, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is continuing CWD sampling for deer, elk, and mo...

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