CWD Confirmed in Wild Minnesota Deer

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We posted a few days ago about the potential that a sick deer taken last hunting season will be confirmed as Minnesota's first wild CWD case. A federal laboratory has confirmed the Chronic Wasting Disease diagnosis according to the Pioneer Press.

A federal laboratory has confirmed a positive test for chronic wasting disease in a white-tailed deer shot by an archery hunter last November near Pine Island, Minn. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources received the confirmation late Tuesday from the National Veterinary Services Laboratory at Ames, Iowa. The confirmed test of the disease was expected after two preliminary positive tests done by the University of Minnesota.


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That stinks.  I ahevn't heard of Chronic Wasting Disease being in the news lately.  I was hoping that it was dieing out and at the very least NOT spreading.  So this is bad news.  I don't think I'd eat game from an area known to have CWD confirmed there. 

It can't be good for the herds.  It can't be good for the hunting industry.  It just plain stinks.