Some areas on ND/Canadian border may be added to deer baiting ban

The Game and Fish Department says it expects some areas along North Dakota's northern border with Canada to be added to a ban on baiting deer to help reduce the potential spread of chronic wasting disease.

Wildlife Division assistant chief Casey Anderson says the disease is like a slow growing cancer and affects big bucks the most.

The disease can strike white-tailed deer, mule deer, moose and elk, attacking the nervous system and leading to death.

CWD has been found in South Dakota, Montana, Saskatchewan and in Sioux and Grant counties.