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By Doug Leier
N.D. Game & Fish Dept. 

North Dakota Outdoors: Sept. 9, 2019


September 9, 2019

The discovery of chronic wasting disease in deer in North Dakota 10 years ago was an unfortunate milestone. The disease is fatal to deer, elk, and moose and can lead to reduced populations if left unchecked.

While there is no treatment, vaccine or feasible way to eliminate CWD. The state Game and Fish Department has implemented regulations over subsequent years that are designed to minimize the spread of the disease within the state.

In addition to carcass transportation restrictions from three different deer gun units where deer have tested positive for CWD, Game and Fish has prohibited hu...

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