The below content was posted to South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Facebook page on 10 DEC 2020.
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was recently confirmed in a new area in western South Dakota. Confirmation of the disease was obtained from hunters assisting with surveillance efforts coming from one adult male mule deer and one adult male white-tailed deer in Mellette County.
Mellette County is now considered to be in the CWD endemic area, meaning the disease has been confirmed and hunters who harvest deer or elk from this county must now follow the new CWD regulations to help reduce the spread of CWD.
South Dakota has now confirmed CWD in 16 counties of western and central South Dakota, which includes four counties added from deer sampled during the 2020 hunting season.
For more information on CWD, visit gfp.sd.gov/chronic-wasting-disease or contact your local GFP office.
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Post courtesy of South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks. For more information on CWD in South Dakota you can visit their website: https://gfp.sd.gov/where-does-cwd-occur/.