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Deer in grant County tests positive for CWD


MADISON (WKOW) -- A deer taken outside the chronic wasting disease(CWD) management zone in Grant County has tested positive for CWD, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources(DNR).

The DNR says the buck, registered November 24, was killed near the center of the county, about four miles from where a deer was shot and tested positive in 2012.

The DNR's CWD operations supervisor Don Bates says the state has focused surveillance around the fringes of the CWD management zone to better understand how the disease spreads. Sampling of deer in the peripheral areas is voluntary, so the DNR partners with private businesses to collect samples.

The agency says the second positive test in Grant County doesn't change any remaining hunting seasons.

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