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CWD infected game unsafe to eat


Chronic Wasting Disease is a fatal neurological disease of deer, elk and moose.

Staff at the Game and Fish Department’s wildlife disease laboratory in Laramie confirmed the presence of CWD in a bull elk harvested on Oct. 17 near Deep Creek, in elk Hunt Area 21, which lies about 15 miles northeast of Baggs.

Elk Hunt Area 21 overlaps with deer Hunt Area 82 where game and fish documented CWD in 2002.

“We started surveillance of deer in this area in 1999, and after the discovery of CWD in the area in 2002, prevalence rates have remained low, about 1 percent. So, it was not unexpected to ha...

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