Trying to Contain Chronic Wasting Disease (by Brett French)
By angelamontana

Posted: December 6, 2018

In what could be the first of many such moves, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is proposing to increase deer licenses in Carbon County hunting districts, the first area in the state where chronic wasting disease was found. The idea is to reduce the number of deer to lessen the chances that CWD will spread. It also has the added benefit for landowners of reducing deer use of agricultural fields. With CWD continuing to be found in parts of northern Montana where surveillance was established this hunting season, it’s likely the Carbon County hunting license increase will be repeated in other parts of the state where CWD is present. To read more about the proposals that will be discussed at the Fish and Wildlife Commission’s Monday meeting in Helena, check out my story at MontanaUntamed.com. http://montanauntamed.com/hunting/article_b70a4763-d43c-590b-b2ff-ce5355c53138.html

(written by Brett French-Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed)