Buck Tests Positive for CWD in Adams County

By KBJR News 1

Buck Tests Positive for CWD in Adams County

December 13, 2012 Updated Dec 13, 2012 at 5:03 PM CDT

Madison, WI (NNCNOW.com) -- A 3-year-old buck harvested in Adams County has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease.

The deer, harvested and volunteered for sampling by a bow hunter, is the first CWD-positive in the county.

The DNR has been using a 'weighted' testing strategy outside the CWD zone, focusing on older bucks because these animals are more susceptible to the disease.

The DNR says this would increase the probability of early detection.

The CWD-positive deer in Adams County is voluntary and is performed in partnership with participating taxidermists.

To date, the DNR has collected 72 samples through the voluntary effort and will continue to collect samples through the end of the late archery hunt.

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