Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Dane County

By: NBC15
By: NBC15

A deer killed in eastern Dane County has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. That's a first for that part of the county, and outside the so-called CWD "eradication zone" in southwest Wisconsin.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the 2 year old buck was shot by a bow hunter in Deerfield Township, about one mile west of the Dane/Jefferson county line.

The DNR increased surveillance in southeast Wisconsin this deer hunting season to get a better sense of the prevalence of CWD in that portion of the state.

They are still waiting on test results for about 1,800 deer that were sampled this fall and winter.

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