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Deer tests positive for CWD in Waukesha County

Published On: Feb 06 2013 03:56:33 PM CST

MADISON, Wis. -

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said a deer in Waukesha County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

The agency said it's the first deer in the southeastern Wisconsin county to test positive for the mad-cow-like brain disease.

DNR area wildlife supervisor Tim Lizotte said the finding was not unexpected, since a CWD-positive deer was found 16 miles away in Jefferson County.

Part of Waukesha County is in the existing CWD Management Zone. A landowner in the Town of Delafield reported the sick-looking deer to the DNR.

The sampling result does not change the current management zone boundary. But since Washington County is within 10 miles of where the deer was found, a baiting and feeding ban will go into effect for Washington County before the 2013 deer season.

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