Wisconsin CWD News

WI – DATCP Confirms CWD-Positive Elk in Sauk County

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection sent this bulletin at 06/25/2018 04:21 PM CDT DATCP Confirms CWD-Positive Elk in Sauk County Contact:   Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020, William2.Cosh@wi.gov   MADISON – The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) confirms that an elk from a breeding farm in Sauk Read more…

WI – CWD prions discovered in soil near Wisconsin mineral licks for the first time

In Wisconsin, Chronic Wasting Disease s concentrated among white-tailed deer in southwestern and southeastern counties. Photo: USDA Agricultural Research Service New research out of the University of Wisconsin–Madison has, for the first time, detected prions responsible for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in samples taken from sites where deer congregate. Scientists 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…

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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