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Testing Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

Posted: Tuesday, 22 October 2019
MNRF will be testing for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in eastern Ontario from October to December (in Wildlife Management Units 65 and 64B specifically).  CWD is a fatal brain disease that affects white-tailed deer, moose, elk and caribou, and could severely impact Ontario's deer population if left unchecked. So far, CWD has been found in neighbouring U.S. States and Quebec, BUT NOT in Ontario. Eight designated depot locations will be set up, at which hunters can drop off the head of a harvested deer for testing. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO:    https://www.ontario.ca/page/chronic-wasting-disease  
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