2018 Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Report available online


April 17, 2019

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks recently completed the 2018 Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Report.

The report is available on the FWP website at http://www.fwp.mt.gov/.

During the 2018 season, FWP collected a total of 1,922 samples from mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk and moose. FWP detected 26 new cases of CWD among wild deer, including 21 cases along the northern border in every county from Liberty County east to the North Dakota border, and five cases within the CWD-positive area south of Billings.

Prevalence of CWD in the northern CWD-positive hunting districts (HDs 400, 4...

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