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UP Hunters Contribute to CWD Testing

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11/27/2018- Hunters showed up in big numbers in Dickinson County to take part in the area’s CWD surveillance effort. Of the 182 deer registered at the Michigan DNR station in Norway, 178 had samples submitted for CWD testing. Dickinson County saw the first confirmed case of the fatal neurological disease this fall in Waucedah Township- about four miles from the Wisconsin- Michigan border. Since then, the DNR has set out to test at least 600 deer from a 10-mile core area centered on the positive deer’s location to determine how established CWD might be in the region. While CWD has been found in 25 Wisconsin counties, it has only been identified in six other Michigan counties- each of which are in the state’s lower peninsula.

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