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Game & Fish Monitors for CWD

September 22, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, Lincoln County, Teton County No Comments
CWD

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is continuing surveillance of chronic wasting disease in big game in the Jackson and Star Valley areas.  As such, spokesman Ray Hageman says hunters are asked to contribute the head of the animal for testing. Chronic wasting disease is a neurological disease deer elk and moose that attacks the brain and central nervous system; and in later stages of the disease, causes weight loss, abnormal behavior and eventual death of the animal.  Over 800 elk deer and moose were tested for CWD last year in the Jackson region.

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