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Chronic Wasting Found in a Waukesha Co. Deer

Posted at: 02/06/2013 4:02 PM
Updated at: 02/06/2013 4:23 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says a deer in Waukesha County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

The agency says it's the first deer in the southeastern Wisconsin county to test positive for the mad-cow-like brain disease.

DNR area wildlife supervisor Tim Lizotte says the finding was not unexpected, since a CWD-positive deer was found 16 miles away in Jefferson County. Part of Waukesha County is in the existing CWD Management Zone.

A landowner in the Town of Delafield reported the sick-looking deer to the DNR.

The sampling result does not change the current management zone boundary. But since Washington County is within 10 miles of where the deer was found, a baiting and feeding ban will go into effect for Washington County before the 2013 deer season.

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