Preventing Chronic Wasting Disease

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife is increasing efforts to prevent the spread of a disease that afflicts deer and elk herds.The agency is asking for help from hunters in preventing chronic wasting disease from crossing into the state as the fall season begins.The neurological disease kills deer, elk, moose and caribou and has spread around the country since it was discovered in Colorado in the 1960s. State officials say it has never been detected in Kentucky. But six neighboring states have cases of the disease.

Source: MG News

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