Four more deer test positive for CWD bringing total for 2018 to 26

Test results from the final CWD surveillance samples sent after the close of Montana’s general hunting season showed four more deer along the Hi-Line to be positive for chronic wasting disease.

The four deer included a mule deer buck from Hill County and a white-tailed buck from Phillips County. Both deer were taken in areas with previous detections.

Additionally, two mule deer bucks from Sheridan County also tested positive. These are the first from Sheridan County.

This brings the total number of positive animals found in this year’s surveillance to 26 deer – five from the CWD-positive area...