Wisconsin DNR May Purchase Hall Farm
The state of Wisconsin may purchase the Hall farm, the site of Wisconsin's first discovery of CWD, in order to assure no wild game enter the property. The farm was effectively shut down in 2006, but the property is currently up for sale. According to WQOW.com, the site would not be used for any type of recreation and would be under strict regulation.
Nature based outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, trapping, cross country skiing and hiking would be prohibited as part of the purchase approval. The primary purpose for this purchase is to create a permanent enclosure so that no wild deer may enter the property by any means and to ensure that no soil or sediments are removed from the property and transported to other locations unless authorized by the department, according to DNR officials. Additionally, DNR hopes to use the property to conduct research.