FWP seeks public's help identifying CWD-symptomatic animals

A follow-up test has confirmed a positive case of chronic wasting disease in a white-tailed deer buck that was euthanized in Gallatin County this month after displaying several classic symptoms of the disease.

The deer, which was found in the Springhill area north of Bozeman, represents the first confirmed case of CWD in the county.

CWD was first detected in Montana in 2017. Since then, FWP has closely monitored the prevalence and distribution of CWD through targeted surveillance and sampling efforts. The disease is now known to exist across southern and northern Montana, as well as in neighbo...


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