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Another deer positive for CWD


Last updated 9/26/2019 at 1:01pm

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

A mule deer stands in the field near Tiber Dam, Sept. 18. Deer infected with CWD have been found around Libby. All deer, elk and moose harvested within the Libby CWD Management Zone must be checked and sampled within three days of harvest.

KALISPELL - An additional white-tailed deer in the Libby area is suspected to be positive for chronic wasting disease.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks collected a sample from the adult doe that was found dead on residential property on the west side of town. The Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, tested the sample and identified it to be suspected of CWD infection and will run a second test for confirmation.

If confirmed, the new result marks the 10th detection of CWD out of 144 samples collected and submitted for testing from the Libby are...

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