Tests confirm 2 CWD-positve deer in Minnesota

Both were harvested around 1 mile apart, in deer permit area 348

Test results submitted, confirm that two deer harvested by hunters in southeastern Minnesota were infected with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

CWD, is a contagious neurological disease that affect deer, elk, and moose. It causes a characteristic spongy degeneration of the brains of infected animals resulting in emaciation, abnormal behavior, loss of bodily functions, and death.

Nearly one-third of all adult deer harvested during southeastern Minnesota’s first firearms deer season and the first three days of the second season were tested for CWD.

Only two of the 2,866 deer tested returned positive results, both were harvested around 1 mile apart, just west of Lanesboro in deer permit area 348.

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