Last update : October 31, 2018
Following the discovery of a case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a farm-raised deer in the Laurentides region, Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP) is implementing measures to protect wildlife, calling on hunters to cooperate in the effort.
Although CWD was detected on a farm, steps must be taken to verify if the disease is present in wildlife and limit its spread in cervid populations. To carry out these measures effectively and safely, MFFP must prohibit hunting and trapping on a limited portion of hunting zones 9 west and 10 east from September 21, 2018, to November 18, 2018. Animals harvested within a broader monitoring area will also be routinely tested for CWD.
End of excerpt. Please go to https://mffp.gouv.qc.ca/the-wildlife/chronic-wasting-disease-cervids/?lang=en for full details of the story and maps of affected areas.