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NDG&F Release Following Wednesday’s announcement from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources of a suspected case of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer southwest of Climax, Minn., the state Game and Fish Department is increasing its Hunter-Harvested Surveillance efforts to include Unit 2B in eastern North Dakota. Hunters in deer gun Unit 2B are...

Dear Doctors: We just heard a story on the news about a man who got bitten by a bat and then died of rabies a few weeks later. We see bats in …

It may feel as if winter has just begun, but peeking around the corner spring is coming up quick on the radar.  Similar to the annual seed cat…

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By Doug Leier North Dakota had its first confirmed case of chronic wasting disease in deer detected in 2009.   Since then, CWD has become a familiar term to most North Dakota deer hunters. Dr. Charlie Bahnson, North Dakota Game and Fish Department wildlife veterinarian explains, “We first started finding deer with CWD in Grant and Sioux counties, hunting...

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By Doug Leier, NDG&F Dept.   As a biologist, when I hear, see and read information on chronic wasting disease, I try to focus on the facts and the details known at the present time. That’s an important point to understand in dealing with wildlife diseases. While in North Dakota the number of cases is...

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NDG&F Press Release Eight deer taken during the 2019 North Dakota deer gun season tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to Dr. Charlie Bahnson, wildlife veterinarian for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. All were antlered deer taken from areas previously known to have CWD – six from unit 3F2 and two from...

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NDG&F Release Two mule deer taken in September have tested positive for chronic wasting disease, including one taken during the archery season from deer gun unit 4B in McKenzie County, where CWD had not previously been found. The other deer was harvested during the youth season in unit 3A1 in Divide County where CWD was...