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East Central MN Deer Hunters Urged to Have Deer Checked for CWD

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UNDATED — If you plan on deer hunting in east-central Minnesota when the firearms season opens Saturday, the DNR has a request for you.

Hunters who bag a deer in permit areas 159, 183 and 225 are being asked to get their deer tested for Chronic Wasting Disease. Those zones are along the Wisconsin border where C-W-D was discovered in Shell Lake, Wisconsin. Although the disease hasn’t been been found in these hunting zones yet, the DNR’s management plan calls for surveillance in areas near where Chronic Wasting Disease has been found.

The DNR is looking to take 300 samples from each permit area.

Phone and internet registrations will be closed during opening weekend prompting hunters to have them registered at a surveillance sampling station.

For more information, log on to the DNR’s website.

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