DNR expands monitoring for fatal deer disease, says problem could be long-term

Jul 6, 2016

Chronic wasting disease is a fatal neurological disease that affects deer.

The State Department of Natural Resources is concerned about the spread of CWD through Michigan's deer population. 

Chad Stewart is a deer specialist with the DNR. 

Stewart told us that of 5,000 deer tested, the DNR has found only seven that were infected with CWD. But, he added, if left unchecked, CWD will spread quickly and could devastate Michigan's deer population over the coming years. 


Chad Stewart is a deer specialist with the Department of Natural Resources. He tweets @chad_m_stewart.

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