Game and Fish finds chronic wasting disease in new hunt area near Sheridan

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently euthanized a white-tailed deer exhibiting signs of chronic wasting disease 2.5 miles southwest of Big Horn. The deer tested positive for CWD, which is a fatal neurological disease of deer, elk and moose. The white-tailed deer was found in deer hunt area 24, an area flanked on three sides by deer hunt areas where CWD was previously documented. The buck was euthanized by Game and Fish personnel on Nov. 16. “We appreciate anyone reporting an animal that appears to be sick and appreciate the help of the public in monitoring the health of the public’s wildlife,” Scott Edberg, Deputy Chief of the Wildlife Division, said. Consistent with the Centers for Disease Control Game and Fish does not recommend people eat deer, elk or moose that test positive for CWD. For more information on chronic wasting disease transmission and regulations on transportation and disposal of carcasses access the Game and Fish information here . *Feature photo Wikipedia / Pitchengine Communities* #dally #news