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FWP increases CWD surveillance efforts


October 12, 2017

From Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Chronic wasting disease has not yet been discovered in Montana’s wild populations of deer, elk and moose, but as the disease continues to expand to the north, south and east of the state, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Park officials say they believe it is only a matter of time before it is in Montana.

This fall, FWP is ramping up its CWD surveillance program again with financial help from the Mule Deer Foundation and The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

FWP’s surveillance plan calls for rotating surveillance efforts amongst three priority areas of the state...

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