Two mule deer harvested in ND test positive for CWD

Two mule deer harvested in September have tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

One deer was taken during the archery season in McKenzie County and the other during the youth season in Divide County.

The deer in McKenzie County was the first reported case there.

The Game and Fish Department will review its CWD management strategy after the deer rifle season and will consider making revisions for next season.

It also recommends that hunters submit their deer for testing and avoid transporting high-risk carcass parts, such as the brain and spinal column, outside of the hunting unit.