Hunters Encouraged to Attend Meeting on CWD

By KBJR News 1

Hunters Encouraged to Attend Meeting on CWD

April 18, 2012 Updated Apr 18, 2012 at 6:53 PM CDT

Spooner, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) --- With Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) detected in a deer in Washburn County earlier this month, the Wisconsin DNR is asking hunters and anyone else interested to attend a meeting in Spooner, WI to learn more about CWD.

The Wisconsin DNR will host a panel of experts at the Spooner High School auditorium on April 23rd at 7pm.

The Wisconsin DNR announced on April 2nd that CWD had been detected in a wild adult doe found on private property just west of Shell Lake. After test results came back positive for CWD, the DNR eithanized the 3-1/2 year old doe.

This is the first wild CWD case that has been reported in Northern Wisconsin and within the ceded area for the Ojibwe tribes.

CWD is a nervous system disease of deer, moose, and elk. Experts believe that CWD may be transmitted both directly through animal to animal contact and indirectly from saliva, urine and feces of infected deer.

To learn more about CWD, you can visit the Wisconsin DNR's website .

Posted to the web by Krista Burns