First Documented Case in Nebraska

Announcement Date: July 15, 1999

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission discovered CWD in a wild mule deer, the state’s first documented case of the disease.

CWD is detected in a captive elk facility in Oklahoma, marking the first time the disease was found in the state.

In November and December 1999, all 83 elk at the Philipsburg facility in Montana (the source of the CWD captive positive in Oklahoma) were destroyed.