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Wisconsin Deer Did Not Have CWD


BAYFIELD (WKOW) -- A Bayfield County white-tailed deer shot on a hunting preserve did not have chronic wasting disease.

The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, reported the test results.  They released a quarantine that had been in place since Nov. 4 for the hunting preserve and an associated deer breeding farm.

The three 1/2-year-old buck was routinely tested after being killed by a hunter last month in Bayfield County. Initial screening tests were reported positive for CWD. That had hunters in the Ashland area concerned about whether chronic wasting disease may have spread to the wild deer herd.

Wisconsin's gun deer hunting season opens Saturday.

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