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SOUTH DAKOTA'S CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE (CWD) TESTING UPDATE

SOUTH DAKOTA'S CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE (CWD) TESTING UPDATE -2008

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As of 12-31-2008

1,895 total samples collected since July 1, 2008:

380 elk 419 mule deer 1,096 white-tailed deer Most samples are from the Black Hills and from prairie hunting units in Fall River, Custer, and eastern Pennington counties of western South Dakota. Most samples were taken from hunter-harvested animals. RESULTS As of 12-31-2008 we have received results from the SDSU Diagnostic Lab or Wind Cave National Park on 1,800 samples listed below.

380 elk 412 mule deer 1,008 white-tailed deer

Of the 1,800 samples tested to date, we have found 9 CWD positive Elk and 17 CWD positive deer. Below is a summary of these animals:

Elk female from Wind Cave National Park in Custer County. (Sick/Surveillance) Elk female from Unit H3B in Custer County. (Hunter Harvest) Elk male from Unit H3A in Custer County. (Hunter Harvest) Elk female from Wind Cave National Park in Custer County. (Sick/Surveillance) Elk male from Unit H3A in Custer County. (Hunter Harvest) White-tailed female from Unit BD4 in Custer County. (Sick/Surveillance) Elk female from Unit H3C in Fall River County. (Hunter Harvest) Elk female from Wind Cave National Park in Custer County. (Sick Surveillance) White-tailed female from Unit 27A in Custer County. (Hunter Harvest Mule deer male from Unit 27B in Fall River County. (Hunter Harvest)

Mule deer female from Unit 21B in Custer County. (Hunter Harvest)

White-tailed female from Unit 27B in Fall River County. (Hunter Harvest)

White-tailed male from Unit BD3 in Pennington County. (Sick/Surveillance)

Mule deer male from Unit 27B in Fall River County. (Hunter Harvest)

Mule deer female from Unit 27B in Fall River County. (Hunter Harvest)

Mule deer female from Unit 21B in Custer County. (Hunter Harvest)

Elk male from Wind Cave National Park in Custer County. (Sick Surveillance)

Mule deer male from Unit 27B in Fall River County. (Hunter Harvest)

White-tailed male from Unit 21A in Custer County. (Hunter Harvest)

Mule deer female from Unit 27A in Fall River County. (Hunter Harvest) Mule deer female from Unit 21A in Custer County. (Hunter Harvest)

Mule deer female from Unit 27B in Fall River County. (Hunter Harvest)

White-tailed male from Unit BH1 in Custer County. (Hunter Harvest)

Elk female from Unit H3C in Custer County. (Hunter Harvest)

Mule deer female from Hot Springs in Fall River County. (City Deer Removal)

Mule deer female from Hot Springs in Fall River County. (City Deer Removal)

In Summary: South Dakota Department of Game Fish and Parks and Wind Cave National Park has found 26 case of CWD (9 elk, 17 deer) in free ranging cervids in the testing period -July 1, 2008 to present.

To date, South Dakota has found 103 cases of CWD (71 deer and 32 elk) in free ranging deer and elk since testing began in 1997. Wind Cave National Park accounts for 24of these animals (16 elk, 8 deer). A total of 19,299 wild deer and elk have been tested for CWD since 1997.

Hunters may get their animal tested for chronic wasting disease by making their own arrangements directly through the SDSU Diagnostic Lab at (605) 688-5171.

http://www.sdgfp.info/Wildlife/hunting/BigGame/CWDresults.htm

Monday, January 26, 2009

Chronic Wasting Disease cases up for second year South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department As of 12-31-2008

http://chronic-wasting-disease.blogspot.com/2009/01/chronic-wasting-dise...

TSS