Joe Albert

Sharpshooters set to get to work in Fillmore County’s CWD area

St. Paul — The next phase in the battle against chronic wasting disease in southeastern Minnesota’s Fillmore County has commenced. U.S. Department of Agriculture-Wildlife Services sharpshooters spent this week preparing to begin targeting deer in relatively small areas around where a total of eight animals have tested positive since last fall. They’ll begin removal operations next week. “We’re trying to…

CWD likely in sixth southeastern MN deer

St. Paul — Confirmation won’t come until later this week, but a sixth white-tailed deer in Fillmore County in southeastern Minnesota likely will test positive for chronic wasting disease. A hunter killed the adult female during the special hunt that concluded Jan. 15. The deer was killed about a half-mile from where the first positive animals were killed last year….

CWD study reveals 10 percent annual deer population decline

Study results have Minnesota on alert over CWD prevalence in Iowa and Wisconsin St. Paul, Minn. — Researchers for the first time have shown that declines in free-ranging deer populations occur as a result of high prevalence of chronic wasting disease (CWD). The eight-year study, done in east-central Wyoming, showed a 10.4-percent annual decline. The results were published in the…