This was posted to Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources Facebook page on 23 DEC 2020.

CWD has been confirmed for the first time in a hunter-harvested deer from Madison County. This male deer was harvested during the regular firearms season in the eastern part of Madison County.

The Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is grateful to all cooperating hunters, processors, and taxidermists for their continued support of DWR’s efforts to monitor the deer population for CWD and prevent the spread of the disease. DWR cannot fight this disease alone!

A summary of all the 2020 deer hunting season CWD surveillance and monitoring efforts will be released in winter 2021. Best management practices for hunters, taxidermists, and processors, and additional information about CWD, can be found on the DWR website at:

End of the Facebook post. Courtesy of Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources. Facebook can be found at

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