Wisconsin DNR asks for help tracking CWD

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking hunters to help them collect data on chronic wasting disease ahead of this year’s deer hunt.

The agency said there are several reasons why it’s interested in collecting data about the disease, which affects the nervous system of deer, moose and elk.

“CWD testing is available to every hunter wherever they are located in the state,” Amanda Kamps, a wildlife health conservation specialist from the agency, said. “We do also put together an annual surveillance plan, so there are certain areas of the state where we are interested to collect a good number of samples from those surveillance areas. It lets us know what’s going on with the disease in an area and has some other surveillance actions as well.”

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