Chronic Wasting Disease

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State regulators are continuing a ban on baiting and feeding deer in Michigan's Lower Peninsula in an effort to prevent spread of chronic wasting disease.

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A farmed deer in Montcalm County has tested positive for deadly chronic wasting disease.

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State officials say deer in two additional Michigan counties are suspected of having chronic wasting disease.

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Officials say chronic wasting disease has been confirmed in a deer from a farm where deer are raised in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

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Michigan officials say a national shortage of testing kits for chronic wasting disease will mean delays in getting test results to deer hunters.

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On this first day of firearms hunting season, Michigan hunters and wildlife officials are closely watching for cases of Chronic Wasting Disease, a fatal neurological disorder that’s affecting deer herds in some parts of the Lansing area.

 


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Wildlife regulators say a doe killed in Montcalm County during Michigan's youth deer hunting season probably had chronic wasting disease.

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If you're a hunter who shoots deer or related animals in other states, be advised that there are new rules about bringing their parts into Michigan.