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Photo Courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources personnel take samples from harvested deer so that the animals can be tested for signs of chronic wasting disease.

New science expands Chronic Wasting Disease debate

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Chronic Wasting Disease has been a persistent issue among hunters and resource managers in all 25 states in which it now exists, including here in Wisconsin, since the first CWD positive elk was discovered in Colorado in 1967.

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A positive doe found just west of Shell Lake in Washburn County in 2012 has rekindled discussion about CWD here in Wisconsin.

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