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Deer from southwest of Chinook suspected positive for CWD

Region added to CWD management zone


November 8, 2019

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

A mule deer buck harvested by a hunter in Hunting District 690 southwest of Chinook is suspected to be positive of chronic wasting disease.

The hunter had submitted their sample for testing.A follow-up test is being run to confirm the results.

Including the positives found in 2018, this marks the 25th detection of CWD in Region 6, and the first in HD 690. HD 690 will now be considered part of the Northern Montana CWD Management Zone, and animal transport restrictions will apply to HD 690.

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