Powder River Examiner -

Three deer harvested in Region 7 suspect for CWD


November 28, 2019

The mule deer buck pictured above was poached off of private ground along the East River Road over the weekend, near the mouth of Buttermilk Creek. His head was removed; the body left to rot in the field. Anyone with knowledge about the incident is encouraged to call 1-800-TIP-MONT. (Examiner photo)

Courtesy MT FWP

Samples from three deer harvested in southeast Montana have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. These are the first positive results in the southeastern corner of the state. A second test will be conducted to confirm the initial positive results.

The positive animals include a mule deer buck shot 60 miles north of Miles City in Hunting District 701 in Prairie County, a white-tailed buck harvested two miles north of Hysham in HD 701, and a white-tailed doe taken near Decker in HD 704. The Decker deer was harvested within the Southern/Yellowstone CWD Management Z...

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