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Wisconsin legislature sits indifferent as CWD infects 60% of counties

Deer carcasses on southern Wisconsin woodlots and farmlands suggest CWD, not hunters, is now the region’s biggest deer killer. Inset photo by Doug Duren: A doe, likely stricken by CWD, walks past a trail camera in Richland County. (Photo by Patrick Durkin)

Wisconsin welcomed the deer herds of Polk and Trempealeau counties to its CWD-tainted roster in late October, leaving only 29 of the state’s 72 counties with no verified cases of the fatal disease in wild whitetails.
That’s one advantage of Wisconsin’s voluntary testing program: We can pretend CWD exists only in the 43 counties where it’s been documented, thanks to the 30% of hunters who have gotten their deer tested over the years.

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