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Chronic wasting disease

June 17, 2019
This emaciated deer in Iowa County, Wis., was later confirmed to have chronic wasting disease. Minnesota lawmakers approved additional funding to combat the disease, which is always fatal to deer, elk and moose.  (File photo/ Wisconsin DNR)
A field test for fatal deer disease? Minnesota scientists say it's just months away
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June 14, 2019
The head of a hunted deer lies on a table during an inspection by Pennsylvania wildlife biologists.   Jason Bittel / Washington Post
A deadly deer disease is spreading. Could it strike people, too?
June 14, 2019 - 10:36am
May 28, 2019
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Inside the Outdoors: Who should pay to preserve deer hunt tradition?
May 28, 2019 - 6:00am
May 8, 2019
Captive whitetail deer group together Tuesday, March 5, in a penned-in enclosure on Trophy Woods Ranch, northeast of Merrifield and west of Upper Mission Lake. The deer were euthanized in April and seven tested positive for chronic wasting disease. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
7 deer test positive for CWD at Merrifield deer farm
May 8, 2019 - 12:56pm
April 22, 2019
Captive white-tailed deer group together Tuesday, March 5, in a penned-in enclosure on Trophy Woods Ranch, northeast of Merrifield and west of Upper Mission Lake. For most of their lives, the deer were kept in a preserve walled with two 8-foot high fences, and as many as five gates. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Merrifield deer farm closes, animals euthanized: Herd to be tested for CWD
April 22, 2019 - 9:23pm
April 3, 2019
Brainerd Area Wildlife Manager Christine Reisz (left) talks with Eric Sullivan and Dave Wickham Tuesday, April 2, during an open house at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources regional office. The test results of the Chronic Wasting Disease sampling was one of the topics discussed at the meeting. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video  play button
No CWD found in deer tested so far near Merrifield
April 3, 2019 - 5:00am
March 31, 2019
Our Opinion: Do it right when it comes to CWD
March 31, 2019 - 7:30am
March 27, 2019
Reader Opinion: Minnesota can be a national leader
March 27, 2019 - 5:30am
March 18, 2019
Nate Thom, Brainerd area Department of Natural Resources assistant wildlife manager, checks the ear tags Monday, March 18, on four deer that were shot by wildlife damage specialists during chronic wasting disease surveillance and management of an area north of Merrifield. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video 

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Four deer shot by wildlife damage specialists
March 18, 2019 - 6:00pm
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Guest Opinion: Minnesota can be a national leader on CWD
March 18, 2019 - 7:30am
John Hart, wildlife disease specialist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (right) talks to his crew Sunday, March 17, at the Mission Lake Wildlife Management Area about the procedure the specialists will use to collect and survey deer for possible chronic wasting disease. The four-person crew is expected to shoot deer for 10 days in the Lower Mission Lake area north of Merrifield. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Video play button
Has CWD spread in Crow Wing County? Disease specialists working to find out
March 18, 2019 - 7:00am
March 14, 2019
Reader Opinion: That's not our hunting heritage
March 14, 2019 - 5:30am
March 7, 2019
Steve Porter, a whitetail deer farmer from Lake Bronson, and his son Brody on Thursday, March 7, 2019, testified against a set of bills aimed at preventing the spread of chronic wasting disease, saying the bills could pose serious problems for their family's business. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota deer farmers fear they'll be cast as 'villain' in talks about beating fatal disease
March 7, 2019 - 2:12pm
March 6, 2019
Captive white-tailed deer group together Tuesday, March 5, in a penned-in enclosure on Trophy Woods Ranch, northeast of Merrifield and west of Upper Mission Lake. For most of their lives, the deer are kept in a preserve walled with two 8-foot high fences, and as many as five gates. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Deer farmer owner challenges CWD allegations, says DNR's off the mark
March 6, 2019 - 7:00am
March 5, 2019
Carl Medin asks a question Monday, March 4, at an open meeting presented by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Board of Animal Health at The Woods restaurant to deal with the next steps after a wild white-tailed deer was found dead and later tested positive for chronic wasting disease near Merrifield. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video 
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DNR meeting: Residents butt heads over deer farm's culpability in CWD's spread
March 5, 2019 - 7:00am
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