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FWP sets meeting in Chester to discuss CWD hunt


Staff and wire report

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced Tuesday that it will hold a meeting March 14 in Chester to review the results of the recently completed chronic wasting disease hunt and discuss the 2018 deer season.

A deer harvested north of Chester Nov. 12 tested positive for the contagious wasting disease led to a special deer hunt in Liberty County to gauge the distribution and prevalence of CWD. The special hunt ended Feb. 15 with no diseased animals found among 121 mule deer taken by hunters.

FWP announced that a hunt to gauge the prevalence of the disease after six...

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