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Location: Nebraska
Joined: 12/24/2002
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CWD

I hunt deer in north central Nebraska. I know in Colorado, Wyoming, and some places in Nebraska there have been a lot of deer infected, I was wondering if anyone knew any more than I do, I don't know if it is safe to eat a deer that I have shot this year.

I also don't know how it spreads or how much of my state is infected.

Location: Utah
Joined: 02/24/2003
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CWD

I've been studying up on the subject quite a bit. As it stands now they do not have any proof or known cases where CWD has spread to humans. In fact it seems isolated to deer and elk species. However it is reccomended that you have your animals tested and not eat any tested positive. Advice I will follow.

I guess scrappie is the same type of disease as CWD in sheep and has been around for centuries and never has been known to cause problems for humans. But I'm not taking any chances with CWD until they know for sure how it damages its host and how its spread because currently the experts don't know.

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Location: Nebraska
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CWD

Thanks for the advice!!

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Location: wisconsin
Joined: 12/20/2002
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CWD

look to the wisconsin dnr web site there is a lot of info on cwd. as you may know we have had 65 confirmed cases here but it is located in a 400 square mile area.