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CWD Detected for First Time in HD 311 Near Cardwell


November 9, 2022

Wildlife health staff with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks recently detected chronic wasting disease in a white-tailed deer buck that was harvested by a hunter in hunting district 311.

The deer was harvested about 1 mile northeast of Cardwell on the south side of Interstate 90. This marks the first CWD detection in hunting district 311. However, the detection site was previously part of hunting district 333 but was added to hunting district 311 during FWP’s biennial season-setting process last year.

CWD has been detected in hunting district 333 previously. The recent detection near Card...

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