Deer in Sheboygan County Tests Positive for CWD

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has confirmed
that a wild deer has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease In Sheboygan
County. The CWD-positive deer was an adult doe harvested in the 2019 archery
season in the Town of Plymouth. DNR officials say it is the first wild deer
that has tested positive for CWD in Sheboygan County and its location is also
within 10 miles of Fond du Lac County.

State law requires the DNR put in place a ban on baiting
and feeding deer in counties or portions of counties within a 10 miles radius
of a deer that tests positive for CWD. Both Fond du Lac and Sheboygan Counties already
have baiting and feeding bans in place, and the new positive test renews a
three-year ban in Sheboygan County and a two-year ban in Fond du Lac County.

The DNR says it will work with local Deer Advisory Council
members to discuss response actions, and will go forward with surveillance to assess
the distribution of the disease.

Hunters are encouraged to continue to use CWD sampling
locations and deer carcass waste disposal options during the rest of the deer
hunting season.