Chronic wasting found in Lincoln Co.

Mule deer found near Thayne tested positive

A doe mule deer near Thayne was found dead and a Wyoming Game and Fish Department employee sent it to the Wildlife Health Laboratory in Laramie for testing, and it came back positive for CWD. The mule deer was found near Thayne in deer hunt area 145. West of the continental divide, a moose tested positive for CWD in Star Valley in 2008 and in 2012 three mule deer tested positive in the city limits of Green River.

“Seeing a deer test positive for CWD west of the continental divide again is concerning,” Scott Edberg, Deputy Chief of the Wildlife Division, said. “We have tested thousands of deer,...


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