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Chronic Wasting Disease

White-tailed deer.
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A second deer in Libby is suspected of carrying Chronic Wasting Disease.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announced Friday that it was notified of a sample collected from a white-tailed buck and sent to a lab to be tested.

White-tailed deer.
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People around the world, especially those who eat venison, are worried Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) might one day spread from animals to humans. But researchers at Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton say evidence suggests that’s not going to happen.

Mule deer.
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Across the country there’s growing concern that Chronic Wasting Disease, found in wildlife, might someday spread to humans. Scientists speaking Thursday, April 11 in Hamilton will address some of the public’s uncertainty and concern head-on.

Elk.
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MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — A deadly disease that affects animals including deer, elk and moose has been detected for the first time in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced Wednesday it found chronic wasting disease in an adult buck mule deer killed by a vehicle in the park. 

Mule deer.
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Hunters in northwest Montana improved their success rate last weekend. Hunters harvested 64 buck mule deer last weekend, compared to the 26 harvested this time last year.

"The bucks are just out running around a lot more than before," says Dillon Tabish, a spokesperson for Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks.

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