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As deer season ends, CWD results loom


November 27, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Fish, Wildlife and Parks Game Warden Haden Hussey collects information from a hunter while sampling for Chronic Wasting Disease Sunday outside of Havre. As hunters arrived at the check station, FWP workers would get some basic information before cutting into the deer.

Sunday marked the final day of the 2018 general big game rifle hunting season in Montana. As hunters settled down in their favorite spots hoping for one last kill over the holiday weekend, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks employees were setting up shop at 16 different check stations around the state.

Since the beginning of the season in mid-October, FWP have used these check stations not only to log the different animals harvested by hunters, but to collect tissue samples as part of chronic wasting disease testing.

CWD is a progressive, infectious neurological disease that affects deer, e...

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