The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By MORGAN E. JACOBSEN
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 

CWD-Positive Deer Reported in Baker

 

November 17, 2021



Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was recently detected in a mule deer buck that was euthanized within Baker city limits in Hunting District 705 by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials on Oct. 27.

FWP officials collected the deer after residents reported the buck was acting lethargic and was visibly emaciated and had droopy ears, which are classic symptoms of the disease.

Earlier this week the initial test came back positive for CWD and the results of the second, confirmation test should be available next week.

“We are awaiting a second test to confirm the positive, but given that the an...



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