Well that's definitely bad news. A few years ago you could draw a circle around elk farms and know where the cwd was. Now it's the eastern 1/3 of the province from Cold Lake S. My own uneducated opinion....follow the river valleys you'll follow the spread. As someone living in the area is sucks. Take a deer, submit the head..........wait..........wait...........wait for results to spend the time/effort cost of processing/pepperoni, etc?
I'm still torn wether this is something new under the sun or someone just, "discovered" it. I've been hunting SE AB for almost 40 years now. There's been twice when I chose not to shoot a deer, as there was, "something wrong with it". Was it cwd? I don't know, that was about a decade before CWD was discovered. ??? I did once shoot a doe that was foundered. Her hooves were almost 8" long. I chose her as I felt she would suffer a slow death otherwise. She tasted great!
A local fellow told me there is a prion that affects pigs that stays in the soil. I know the same disease that affects beans is given a different name when it affects canola. The active ingredient in a common foot powder takes care of both if used timely.
When placing a trail camera don't just look for a well used trail. What you want to do is look for a freshly used trail off by itself that goes from a north facing ridge, thick forest, brushy knob or some other similar bedding area to a food source. Don't forget water sources. Especially in the summer months the deer need water so look for a good trail going down too a creek surrounded by thick cover and place the camera 100 yards up from the water source.
Scent control is very important...