DNR Passes Emergency CWD Rules

The DNR has passed new emergency rules on Chronic Wasting Disease in the state. The rules aim to keep CWD where it’s found. If a hunter bags a deer in a county where the disease is found, it cannot be taken out of that county. There are a few exemptions to the rule, including taking the deer to a licensed meat processor or taxidermist within 72 hours of leaving the county. The rule goes into effect once the governor signs off. It will expire in nine months, unless the DNR creates a permanent rule.