MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has confirmed Waukesha County's second deer to test positive for chronic wasting disease.
Tests confirm a 3 1/2-year-old buck killed March 3 in Wales had the brain disease. It was observed wandering in a stupor. A law enforcement officer dispatched the animal.
It was the second CWD-positive deer found in Waukesha County this year. A doe, 9 to 12 years old, was found dead Jan. 3 in the Town of Delafield. It subsequently tested positive.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the two findings represent the first CWD-positive deer in the county in 11 years of testing.
The Town of Delafield finding caused a ban on baiting and feeding deer in adjacent Washington County. The practices had already been prohibited in Waukesha County.
- UW-Madison chosen by U.S DOT to test automated vehicles
- Janesville robotics team among top 10 in global competition, moves to final round
- EPA grant freeze could ‘pull rug out from under' UW-Madison research
- Man on trial for deadly shooting says he was fearful for his life
- Suspected serial thief steals again, police say
- State manufacturing tax credit continues to grow