The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

21 deer test positive for chronic wasting disease

 

March 4, 2021

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources' 2020 surveillance of Iowa's wild deer herd for the presence of chronic wasting disease has yielded 21 new positive deer, and has added two new counties to the list where positive deer have been found.

The new positive deer were all from either an existing chronic wasting disease zone or adjacent to an existing zone. Two new counties were added to list where deer have tested positive. Jackson County had a positive deer that was taken just south of the existing Dubuque disease management zone, and Appanoose County had a positive deer taken just northe...



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