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Fish and Game seeks help from hunters for chronic wasting disease

Sep 18, 2016 From staff reports

Chronic wasting disease, a fatal disease caused by prions that impacts deer, elk, and moose has been documented across much of the state.

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David Edmunds, recent UW Ph.D. graduate, performed a tonsil biopsy on a white-tailed deer to test for chronic wasting disease. He and other UW researchers have documented the first conclusive evidence that CWD found at high prevalence leads directly to population declines in free-ranging deer populations. Photo by Todd Cornish

David Edmunds, recent UW Ph.D. graduate, performed a tonsil biopsy on a white-tailed deer to test for chronic wasting disease. He and other UW researchers have documented the first conclusive evidence that CWD found at high prevalence leads directly to population declines in free-ranging deer populations. Photo by Todd Cornish


David Edmunds, recent UW Ph.D. graduate, performed a tonsil biopsy on a white-tailed deer to test for chronic wasting disease. He and other UW researchers have documented the first conclusive evidence that CWD found at high prevalence leads directly to population declines in free-ranging deer populations. Photo by Todd Cornish

David Edmunds, recent UW Ph.D. graduate, performed a tonsil biopsy on a white-tailed deer to test for chronic wasting disease. He and other UW researchers have documented the first conclusive evidence that CWD found at high prevalence leads directly to population declines in free-ranging deer populations. Photo by Todd Cornish

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