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Commission approves CWD hunt in south central Montana, licenses go on sale December11


December 13, 2017

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the Bridger Special Chronic Wasting Disease Hunt at its regular monthly meeting Thursday.

The hunt will begin on Dec. 15 and go through Feb. 15. Licenses will go on sale Dec. 11. The goal of the hunt is to determine prevalence and distribution of chronic wasting disease within the hunt area. This is critical information for FWP as it plans for long-term disease management in the area.

“For the hunt to be successful in obtaining enough samples to accurately determine disease prevalence, participation of both hunters and landowners is crit...

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