​Deer From Dakota, Olmsted Counties Test Positive For CWD

​Deer From Dakota, Olmsted Counties Test Positive For CWD Click to Enlarge

(MNN) -- The Minnesota D-N-R is confirming chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a pair of deer in southern Minnesota.

A wild deer harvested in Dakota County and a deer killed by a vehicle in Olmsted County were the 94th and 95th in the state to test positive for C-W-D.

Conservation officers say the Dakota County wild deer marks the first time the disease has been detected in the new 'south metro' management zone.

A Rochester resident brought the deer hit by a car to the D-N-R for C-W-D testing.

Researchers say that is the farthest northwest that the disease has been found in the 'southeast' zone.

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