Game and Fish continue to survey for CWD with upcoming opening day

Published: Nov. 2, 2019 at 4:38 PM CDT
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With opening day less than a week away, the Game and Fish department is warning deer hunters of on-going surveillance and regulations for Chronic Wasting Disease.

CWD is a fatal disease found in deer, moose, and elk. There is no cure for the disease once established in the area.

The Department has placed transportation and baiting restrictions on specific hunting units to help monitor the fatal disease.

“The baiting restrictions a lot of times include neighboring units or portions thereof, and the unit where the CWD was found," says Casey Anderson, Assistant Chief of Wildlife Division.

Game and Fish is encouraging hunters to drop off the head of the deer at one of many collection sites around the state for CWD testing.

“We probably can’t get rid of it at this point, until science catches up with it eventually to tell us how to better deal with it. But we definitely want to keep it out of new areas if we can. So that's where our caucus transportation restrictions come into place,” says Anderson.

To find collection sites, transportation restrictions, and where C-W-D has been detected, visit the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website.