ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is setting up a special deer-hunting area in southeastern Minnesota where a wild deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
The new CWD management area features a 23-day firearms season.
The Star Tribune reports submission of samples for CWD testing will be required. Carcass import and export restrictions also will apply to the area.
A deer tested positive for the disease near Pine Island last November. The DNR later tested hundreds of deer within a 10-mile radius of where the infected deer was found. No other deer tested positive for the disease.
The disease is fatal for deer, elk and moose, but there is no evidence it spreads to humans.