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Outdoors: CWD confirmed in Blaine County

General deer, elk season closes Sunday

 

November 21, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Three confirmed cases of Chronic Wasting Disease were confirmed by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks last week in Blaine County. As a result, all of Blaine County north of U.S. Highway 2 has been designated a CWD positive area. The general hunting season is set to close this Sunday.

Montana FWP

Test results from three deer harvested in Blaine County have tested positive for chronic wasting disease, accroding to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks last week.

The deer were harvested within the 2018 priority surveillance area, which includes the northern half of Blaine County.

As a result, the northern part of Blaine County - north of U.S. Highway 2 - has been designated a CWD-positive area. A previously existing CWD-positive area includes all of Liberty County.

FWP has notified the hunters who submitted the samples.

To prevent the spread of CWD to other portions of Mont...



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