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CWD Detected in Marinette County

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The first case of Chronic Wasting Disease has been reported in Marinette County. The disease was detected in a captive white-tailed deer in Goodman, prompting a baiting and feeding prohibition for whitetails and, because the farm where the CWD was detected is within a ten-mile radius of both Florence and Forest Counties, those counties are now also under the baiting and feeding ban. The affected deer was a two-year-old doe that died during fawning. Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection is now looking into the case to attempt to trace the movements of the deer to determine if other herds may have been exposed to the disease. The Goodman deer farm has been quarantined. The farm spans 230 acres and houses around 320 deer.

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