Wisconsin CWD News

CWD Update

U.S. Congress Representative Ron Kind (WI) introduced H.R.4454 – Chronic Wasting Disease Management Act on November 21, 2017. Details, including bill text, can be found at: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4454. Senator Jon Tester (MT) introduced S.2252 – Chronic Wasting Disease Support for States Act on December 19, 2017. Details, including bill text, can Read more…

Wisconsin – First CWD detection in Lincoln County will result in baiting and feeding ban in Lincoln and Langlade Counties

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has received confirmation that a wild deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease in northeast Lincoln County, south of Rhinelander. As required by law, this finding will establish baiting and feeding bans for Lincoln and Langlade counties effective Feb. 1, 2018. The ban Read more…

CWD Update

International Updates Norway The following release was issued by the Norwegian Veterinary Institute on November 15, 2017 (https://www.vetinst.no/nyheter/surveillance-and-eradication-efforts-towards-cwd): Surveillance and eradication efforts towards CWD Surveillance and eradication efforts towards Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Norwegian free-ranging reindeer proceeds. Around 700 animals were taken out during the 2017 hunting season, leaving Read more…

Key Sportsman Groups Endorse Rep. Kind’s Bipartisan Bill to Manage and Prevent the Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

  La Crosse, WI – Today, key sportsman groups endorsed Rep. Kind’s bipartisan Chronic Wasting Disease Management Act. The bill will support state and tribal efforts to develop and implement management strategies as well as support research regarding the causes of chronic wasting disease and methods to control the further Read more…

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Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
6101 Mineral Point Rd. Madison WI 53705-4494
608-262-5432 or 800-608-8387

Locations Where CWD Was Found

Counties (accurate as of March 2019)

Adams, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Eau Claire, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha,  Lafayette, Lincoln, Marquette, Milwaukee, Portage, Racine, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Walworth, Washburn, Washington, Waukesha, Vernon



Act 240 – 2003 Wisconsin Act 240

AN ACT to amend 29.335; and to create 29.336 of the statutes; relating to: feeding deer for viewing or hunting and 

granting rule−making authority.
2003 Wisconsin Act 240 – PDF document