County to be focus area for CWD


August 31, 2023

Jeff Moberg

A pair of white-tailed bucks near Sundance. Game & Fish will focus on this county for CWD testing this fall.

Crook County is one of the focus areas for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing this year and hunters are asked for their help to collect lymph node samples.

"Game and Fish is requesting samples from herds we've not addressed in a while, where we are trying to get a significant sample size so we can accurately determine what the CWD prevalence is in these herds," says Jessica Jennings-Gaines, Game and Fish Wildlife Health Laboratory supervisor. 

Deer hunt areas 1 through 6, all located in this county, are on the list of areas from which Game and Fish is asking hunters to submit samples....

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