Deer killed by Cody police had chronic wasting diseas


March 1, 2017

CODY (AP) — A deer killed by police officers who were culling a herd in Cody has tested positive for chronic wasting disease, a contagious neurological disease.

Game and Fish regional wildlife supervisor Alan Osterlund tells the Cody Enterprise that the last time a dead mule deer from the Cody herd tested positive for CWD was April 2015. He says the positive test wasn’t a surprise.

Cody officials obtained a permit from Game and Fish to kill 50 urban deer in January and February as part of a deer management plan adopted by the city council last fall.

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