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DNR to hold public meeting on CWD in wild deer

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TOMAHAWK — Natural resource gurus will hold a public meeting in mid August to discuss testing and surveillance of wild deer in response to the discovery of chronic wasting disease in parts of northern Wisconsin.

CWD was discovered in 2017 and 2018 in wild deer in northeast Lincoln County and south central Oneida County.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff members, along with Lincoln, Oneida and Langlade county deer advisory councils will hold the discussion at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, in the Tomahawk High School Auditorium, 1048 E. King Road, Tomahawk.

The meeting will detail CWD collection sites as well as voluntary surveillance permits used to acquire tissue samples for CWD testing. These permits will be issued in an area surrounding the location where a wild deer tested positive for CWD in the fall of 2017 and spring of 2018.

DNR staff members will provide information on surveillance permits.

For more information on CWD in Wisconsin, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword CWD.

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