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16 more deer positive for CWD as bulk of test results back from general season


December 24, 2019

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

The last big batch of test results from animals harvested during the general season and sampled for chronic wasting disease has turned up 16 new positives mostly in areas where the disease is already known to exist.

For the first time, a deer tested positive from hunting district 705 in southeast Montana.

A second white-tailed buck tested positive in HD 322 in the Ruby Valley near the town of Sheridan in southwest Montana.

This batch of test results represents most of the samples collected during the general big game season. Hunters who harvest deer...

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