Deer From Dakota, Olmsted Counties Test Positive For CWD
Dave Bishop | Nov 20, 2020 AT 8:43 am
(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.