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Managing CWD will take cooperation from all Montanans


November 23, 2018

Montana hunters have been afield pursuing deer, elk and other big game, just as we have done for decades. But new this year is the knowledge that chronic wasting disease — CWD — is present in our state’s mule deer and white-tailed deer.

Last year’s first-ever detection of this devastating disease in Montana wildlife was a huge blow to our state, although its arrival was considered inevitable. This fall, more harvested deer have tested positive for this always-fatal neurodegenerative disease.

For years, Montana has been surrounded by states and provinces with CWD, some of which ha...

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