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ADDITIONAL DEER DISCOVERED IN STATE WITH CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has received results that 11 additional deer have tested positive with chronic wasting disease (CWD). The TWRA received the results from 140 deer that were harvested Dec. 5-16 in West Tennessee. Those deer tested were from Fayette and Hardeman Counties. CWD was originally confirmed in 13 deer found in those same counties in December. Deer season will be open for all hunters of any age during the originally scheduled statewide Young Sportsman Hunt on Jan. 12-13 in these three counties. All hunters harvesting deer there and in McNairy County on weekends through the end of the month are required to check the deer at a physical check station. Hunters harvesting a deer on weekdays are encouraged to use the CWD dropoff locations in the CWD management zone and surrounding counties. For a location visit CWDinTennessee.com. The TWRA will continue to provide information as it becomes available. For more information on CWD visit CWDinTennessee.com.

 

 

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