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37 deer test positive for CWD

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The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has collected more than 4,000 samples for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing during 2019–2020 hunting season.

All samples were from hunter-harvested, road-killed, or reported diseased white-tailed deer.  Since October 1, 2019, 18 CWD-positive white-tailed deer have been detected.  To date, the statewide total is 37. The county locations are as follows:

County CWD-Positive White-tailed Deer
Benton 22
Issaquena 2
Marshall 10
Panola 1
Pontotoc 1
Tallahatchie 1

Continued surveillance is critical, and hunters are the key source for sample collection. MDWFP is relying on hunter-harvested deer for the remainder of the 2019–20 hunting season.  Please visit any of the 36 CWD Freezer Locations to submit your sample and aid in wildlife conservation efforts.

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