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The scary science behind chronic wasting disease

There are a couple of the scary facts about chronic wasting disease worthy of a horror novel written by Stephen King.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

Montana finds first wild elk CWD case

Montana officials have found the state’s first suspected case of chronic wasting disease in wild elk.


Montana offers free CWD testing

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will continue chronic wasting disease surveillance this year in high-priority areas in parts of northern, western and southern Montana, primarily from hunter-harvested animals.


With five cases of CWD confirmed just miles from Idaho border, state officials shore up the defenses

In May and into the summer, wildlife officials in Libby, Montana, confirmed five cases of chronic wasting disease.


Idaho takes additional step to prevent spread of chronic wasting disease

Idaho wildlife officials have taken additional steps to prevent chronic wasting disease from entering the Gem State by banning the import of deer, elk or moose carcasses from areas with …


2 deer from special Montana hunt test positive for chronic wasting disease

Wildlife officials say two deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease after they were killed in the opening weekend of a special hunt underway in southern Montana to gauge the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017

Montana officials approve special deer hunt in effort to track chronic wasting disease

Montana officials approved a special deer hunt in an effort to track the spread of chronic wasting disease Thursday.


CWD issues turn personal with news of diseased buck

I’ve been fortunate to hunt in North America for more than 30 years, mostly in Wisconsin but also in Alaska, Montana, Canada and Mexico, and have many treasured experiences. The …


State scientists seek tissue samples for deer, elk

Successful deer and elk hunters in Eastern Washington can help scientists monitor for chronic wasting disease by submitting tissue samples. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department’s ongoing monitoring effort is …


Stops let officials monitor deer health, numbers

Sunday was chilly, gray and damp, but that didn’t stop area hunters from heading to the hills. If the number of empty-handed hunters stopping by the state Department of Fish …


State curbs game from Dakota

North Dakota and Virginia this year have been added to the list of states from which the meat of big-game ungulate species cannot be brought back into Washington. The two …


Care for meat a field priority

Keep it cool; keep it clean. These two basic rules for bringing premium game meat to the table are a challenge when hunters face hot weather, dirt and insects in …


Travelers restricted on return

Washington sportsmen who venture out-of-state to hunt big game cannot legally return with certain parts of ungulate species taken in states or provinces where chronic wasting disease has been detected. …