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Two more CWD-postive deer discovered in Eau Claire County

Eau Claire (WQOW) — The Wisconsin DNR confirmed two deer killed in Eau Claire County last fall tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

Both deer were harvested during the 2018 gun-deer season. DNR officials said the deer were killed in the towns of Brunswick and Drammen. The deer are the second and third to test positive for CWD in Eau Claire County.

Chronic wasting disease is fatal for deer that contract it.

Because of the discovery, a three year baiting and feeding ban will renew in Eau Claire County. Two year bans will also be renewed in five surrounding counties: Chippewa, Dunn, Buffalo, Pepin and Trempealeau.

DNR staff and Wisconsin Conservation Congress members will host a public meeting to discuss CWD testing and surveillance. The meeting will take place Wednesday, February 27th at 7 p.m. at the Rock Creek Town Hall on County HWY H in Rock Falls.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer.

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