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I plan on bringing back the meat i harvest this fall if sucessful. Does CWD infect only muledeer and elk or also pronghorn? thanks.

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Good question. CWD is currently only known to infect the "Cervidae" (the cervids or deer) family, which includes deer and elk.

Pronghorns are in the Antilocapridae family and I have not read of anything to suggest CWD is transmissible to them as well. If in doubt, simply have the brain tissue of your game tested, although I'm not sure if the WY G&F would accept a pronghorn sample.

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