The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reports that no additional Chronic Wasting Disease was detected from whitetail deer harvested during the 2011 hunting season in Southeast Minnesota.
“Extensive sampling in southeastern Minnesota did not detect a single case of CWD,” said Lou Cornicelli, DNR wildlife research manager. Since the first case in 2010, “the DNR has sampled 1,850 adult deer without finding another positive.”
According to Cornicelli, the DNR has no further plans to conduct winter sharpshooting in this area. Hunter harvest surveillance will continue through the 2012 season to monitor CWD.
By Matt Soberg
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